Press enter after choosing selection

Death Of Eli S. Manly

Death Of Eli S. Manly image
Parent Issue
Public Domain
OCR Text

Death claimed on Tuesday evening at 6 :50 o'clock, ore who was a familiar figure on our streeta and at Graud Army aud Oddfellow gatherings. Eli S. Manly was in the basement of the court house shortly af ter 10 o'olock Monday forenom when he was seized with a stroke of paralysis and feil forward on bis face, wbere he was found shortly afterwards. When piuked ap his legs and anus were found to be cold and it was evident that the attaok was a fatal one. He was taken to the home of his brother, Capt. Chas. H. Manly, wnere he died as abo%re stated. Mr. Manly was bom in Livingston county in 18-10, enlisted in the Twentieth Michigan infantry, remaining with his regiment until discharged in 1864. His regiment was part of Burnside's, the ninth corps. He lost his left arm in 1863 in au engagement at Blue Springs. He suffered a partial suustroke in service, which permanently affected his eyesight. He had been married, but his wife and two children have been dead for some years, his wife having died about niue years ago, siuce which time he has been very despondent. He was a sober, frugal man and leaves a small property He was a republican in politics and bad held some minor city offices, snch as collector, constable and fifth ward cemetery commissioner. Last December his pension was increased from 36 to $45 per month, the arrears reachiug him on Christmas day. He was a member of Welch Post.No. 137, G. A. R. , and of Otseningo Lodge, No. 295, Ann Arbor Encampment, No. 7, and Cantón Ann Arbor, No. 30, I. O. O. F. He had held the highest office in each of the two first named bodies of Oddfellovship and was ensigu in the cantón. He could have been comruander of the G. A. R. post several times, but wonld uot accept the position. The funeral services were held at the residence of his brother, Capt. Chas. H. Mauly, yesterday aftemoon, Rev. C. M. Cobern ofticiatiug. After the conclusión of these services the re maius were taken to the Fifth ward cemetery for interment. The ceremonies at the grave were in charge of the Oddfellows and were conduoted according to the ritual of that order.