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Sheboygan County, Wisconsin Genealogy & History

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Fayette W. Manville

Source: "Portrait and Biographical Record - Published 1894 by Excelsior Publishing Co., Chicago" Page 627

Fayette W. Manville, of Sheboygan, was born in the town of La Fargeville, Jefferson County, N. Y., April 10, 1835, and came with his parents to Sheboygan in 1850, when fifteen years of age. He is the only child of David and Clarinda (Dickinson) Manville, of whom see sketch elsewhere in this work. He received a common-school education, and early learned the photograph business, which he followed without interruption from 1857 until 1892, covering a period of thirty-five years.

Mr. Manville was married in Sheboygan, January 26, 1867, to Miss Elizabeth Ashby, a daughter of William and Harriet (Walker) Ashby. Mr. Ashby is the oldest living settler of this county. Mrs. Manville was born on the south bank of the Sheboygan River, near the western limits of the city of Sheboygan, and enjoys the distinction of being the first white girl born in the town of Sheboygan, and the second born in the county. Her parents located at their present home in this county in 1836. A full sketch of them is given on another page.

One child was born to Mr. and Mrs. Manville, Fred A., sub-editor on the Chicago Herald. In politics, Mr. Manville is a Democrat, but has never been ambitious for official distinction. He is the owner of several business buildings on Eighth Street, in the business center of Sheboygan and of his residence on Wisconsin Street. Mr. Manville is recognized as one of the worthy old settlers of Sheboygan, and is highly respected for his uniformly upright course in life, and for his genial manner in his intercourse with his fellow-citizens.

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