John Manley 1865-1938
Born: 28 Oct 1865, Scranton PA
He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Manley, early South Scranton residents and his father was a foreman in the old Lackawanna Iron and Steel plant. John received his training at the local public schools and at an early age entered the employ of the Lackawanna Railroad. When that line inaugurated organization system fire protection, Mr. Manley was named Chief. His duties called him to various points along the system and he had many friends among the officials and employees.
It was, however, as a citizen that Mr. Manley stood out prominently. He was closely associated with practically every local movement that had for its object the advancement of the city. He was a member of the old West Side Board of Trade, later the Scranton Chamber of Commerce; he was prominent in the Scranton Surface Protective Association, a member of the Lackawanna Veterans organization, the Ancient Order of Hibernians, the Irish American Society, a charter member of St. Vincent de Paul parish, a leader in all of the parish activities, and for years a consulter in the Holy Name Society of that church.
Mr. Manley is survived by his widow, six daughters; Mrs. Frank Jones, Mrs. Peter McDonnell, Mrs. Warren Kimball and the Misses Catherine and Gertrude Manley, all of Scranton, and Mrs. Michael Culkin of Schenectady; two sons, Peter J. and Gerald Manley of Scranton; two sisters, Mrs. Henry Joynt and Miss Catherine Manley of Buffalo; and four brothers, Peter of New York City, Frank of Dunmore, Michael and Thomas of Scranton.
The funeral will take place on Thursday morning with a mass of requiem in St. Vincent de Paul’s Church at 9:30 o’clock and interment will be in the Cathedral cemetery.
The honorary pallbearers, associates of Mr. Manley on the Lackawanna Railroad, were: Lieut. Edward Thomas, Lieut. Martin Hart, Lieut. William D. Hope, Sergt. George Murdock, Sergt. James Hart, and Sergt. George Cook. The active pallbearers, grandsons of Mr. Manley, were William Morgan, Frank Jones, John Manley, Paul Jones, Thomas Manley and Paul McCormick. Interment was in the family plot in Cathedral Cemetery, where Rev. Fathers Gaffikan, Craig, and Langan conducted committal services. Last evening, members of the Holy Name Society of St. Vincent de Paul church, under the direction of their spiritual advisor Rev. Leo Craig visited the home and recited prayers for the dead.