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W.V. Manchester Expires Suddenly

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The Fort Dodge Daily Chronicle: Sept. 27, 1910

W.V. Manchester Expires Suddenly

Prominent Burnside Farmer Expires on Monday of Heart Failure.

For 55 Years Was a Webster County Resident

Came to Webster County From Ohio in 1855 and Remained Here Remainder of His Life.

William V. Manchester, a prominent Burnside farmer, died suddenly on Monday afternoon as a result of an attack of heart failure, superinduced by advancing age.

The deceased was a native of Pennsylvania, being born near Philadelphia, July 20, 1832, and was therefore seventy-eight years old at the time of his death.

The early years of his life were little different from those of other farm-reared boys, and he continued to reside at home until after his marriage, Feb. 23, 1854, to Miss Martha J. Kindle. However, soon after his marriage he removed to Ohio, where he resided until 1855, in that year migrating to Iowa, being for more than fifty-five years a resident of the Hawkeye state, the greater part of that time making his  home near Bernside (sic), and being one of the men prominent in the development of that section of the county.

With the breaking out of the Civil War, he responded to the call of President Lincoln and enlisted in Co. D. Thirty-Second Iowa Volunteer Infantry and served until the close of the war when he returned to Webster county where he spend the remainder of his years.

The deceased was prominent in the councils of the republican party of Webster county and has served as justice of the peace, township clerk, school director and county supervisor. He was for a number of years chairman of the republican township committee. Four sons and four daughters were born to Mr. and Mrs. Manchester, all of whom are still surviving.