The Shelby Democrat
of Emanuel Mansfield who died Sunday evening at the home of his son,
Mansfield, of Greenfield, was held this morning at ten o’clock at the M.
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.
Wednesday January 5, 1911
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;
and Edward, of Morristown, and Mrs. Jennie Johnson, of Martinsville.
Contributed by Barb Huff for Grace Painter
Mansfield: March 24, 1919 - January 1,
Ann Mansfield: June 6, 1826 - January
18, 1903 wife
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