The  Shelby  Democrat
Wednesday January 5, 1911
Page 8
          The funeral of  Emanuel Mansfield  who died Sunday evening at the home of his son,  Lincoln Mansfield, of Greenfield, was held this morning at ten o’clock at the M. P. church in Morristown.  Mr. Mansfield was formerly a resident of Hanover township, this county, where he lived years ago.  Mr. Mansfield was 96 years of age and was the oldest man in Hancock county at the time of his death.  He was born in Galipolis, Pennsylvania in 1815.  He was left an orphan when but three years old and continued to live in Pennsylvania until he was twenty-five years old.  He learned the carpenter’s trade, which he worked at for fifteen years and then followed farming.  He went to Ohio when about twenty-five years old and in 1856 went from there to Illinois, coming to Indiana in 1875.
          Mr. Mansfield had been sick but a few days with pneumonia.  He had been in feeble condition for some time.  He was a member of the M.P. church, having united with that organization seventy years ago and was a faithful Christian.  Mr. Mansfield is the father of twelve children, eight of whom are dead and four living.  They are Lincoln, of Greenfield;  Frank and  Edward, of Morristown, and  Mrs. Jennie Johnson, of Martinsville.
Asbury Cemetery
Emanuel Mansfield:  March 24, 1919 - January 1, 1911
Eliza Ann Mansfield:  June 6, 1826 - January 18, 1903   wife
Contributed by Barb Huff  for  Grace Painter

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