Transcribed from History of Labette County, Kansas and its Representative Citizens, ed. & comp. by Hon. Nelson Case. Pub. by Biographical Publishing Co., Chicago, Ill. 1901

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Frank M. Manners

FRANK M. MANNERS, a prominent citizen of Labette county, Kansas, is a farmer by occupation, and lives in the southwest quarter of section 19, in Neosho township. Mr. Manners was born in Crawford county, Iowa, in 1857, and is a son of Thomas H. and Isabella (Smith) Manners.

Thomas H. Manners was born in Pennsylvania, in 1814, and was a wagon-maker by trade. In 1843, he moved west to Iowa, and was engaged in agricultural pursuits until 1866, in the fall of which year he journeyed west to Labette county, Kansas, and located on the farm now owned by his son, Frank M., with whom he resides at the present time. He is a Republican in politics; he organized the first Sunday-school in the county. He was united in marriage with Isabella Smith, who was born in Pennsylvania, in 1819, and they became the parents of the following children: W. B., who was a school teacher for thirty-five years, and now resides in the Indian Territory; Margaret and Anna M., deceased; Elizabeth; William T.; Aretus J., a minister; John, deceased; Frank M.; and Isabel M., of Oklahoma.

Frank M. Manners first located in Labette county in 1866, and since 1870 has lived upon his present farm. He also owns another farm, in North township, the north half of the northeast quarter of section 25, - on which he also is engaged in general farming. He stands high among his fellow citizens, and has many friends throughout this section of the county.

Mr. Manners was united in marriage with Clara A. Hester, who was born in Pennsylvania, in 1860, and is a daughter of Sylvester Hester, a native of Germany, who married Mary Batdorf. Mr. Manners and his wife are parents of the following children: Mary I., a teacher, now at home; Minnie M., a dressmaker, of Parsons, Kansas; Milton L.; Alfred B.; Ella M.; and Homer M. Politically, Mr. Manners is a stanch supporter of the principles of the Republican party, and has served as trustee of Neosho township. Religiously, he is a Baptist.