The following was transcribed by Bette Ina Brown.
FIVE GENERATIONS OF THE MANFULL FAMILY
Alliance Daily Review
March 29, 1911
Here is a group representing five generations in one of the
oldest and most prominent families of Augusta, that of the Manfull,
the chain being recently broken by the death of Jehu Manfull, the
pioneer branch of the family tree. Mr. Manfull’s face is
easily recognized in the picture. The photograph was taken
about four weeks before Mr. Manfull’s death.
The persons appearing in
the picture are Mr. and Mrs. Jehu Manfull, their eldest son,
Mortimer, their grandson, Edwin Manfull, great granddaughter,
Mrs. Verna Roach, and great great granddaughter, Opal.
Jehu Manfull, as Review readers will recall, died
March 20th, at the age of 87 years, 10 months and 15 days, funeral
services being conducted the following Wednesday by Rev. Spooner,
the pastor of the Church of Christ, of which denomination the
deceased had for many years been a member. Rev. Spooner was
assisted by Rev. Ritchie, pastor of the Presbyterian church. The
Masonic fraternity, of which he was also a member, joined in the
paying of final tribute to the memory of the deceased.
John Manfull, the last of his parental family, was
born and lived on the farm south of Augusta, now owned and occupied
by Homer Manfull, until manhood. His father, George Manfull, came
from England and settled there, raising a family of thirteen
children, of which Jehu was the youngest. At the age of 21 he was
married to Miss Mary Rowley, a daughter of William Rowley , they
beginning housekeeping in the residence in the central part of
Augusta, which until now, 67 years in all, has ever been the home. Seven
children were born of the marriage union.
Angeline, wife Al Heston of
Mrs. Amos Long
Mrs. A. L. Iden
There are also living 21 grandchildren, 17 great
grandchildren and one great grandchild.
In the long period of life of the deceased, he had
seen many changes. The country was divested of its forests, and the
town long the home was built around him. He was an active,
energetic man, a good citizen, husband, father and friend.