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Charles H. Mann obituary

Charles H. Mann Prominent Local Citizen Dead At 71
Had Been Overseer of Poor Since 1921
January 5, 1928

     Charles Mann, a highly respected citizen of this village, passed away at his residence on Main Street, Monday afternoon about 3:30, from cancer.
     Mr. Mann was born in the town of Fulton, seventy-one years ago. He was a farmer by occupation until 1907 when he retired and moved to this village.
     In June of last year, he was taken suddenly ill and was removed to the hospital, where he was operated upon and the best of care was given. Later he was taken to his home where he again gained strength and was able to be about. he was once again taken ill and confined to his home and finally to his bed where he died.
     Mr. Mann was very prominent, always taking an active part in the activities of the community. before coming to this village he was Assessor of the town of Fulton for twelve years and an active member of the Breakabeen Grange and church of that village. Upon coming to this village, Mr. Mann became a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church and later was one of its deacons. He was regular in attendance and a loyal supporter. he held various offices in the Middleburgh Lodge, No. 663, F. & A. M.
     For over ten years he was appraiser of real estate for the New York Water Company at Gilboa, and for many years has handled the apple business in this section for the Balston Spa Refrigerator Company. Since 1921 he has held the office of Overseer of the Poor for this town. He was always jolly and friendly.
     Funeral will be held at the home on Thursday morning at 10 o'clock. Rev. Frank Wolford of Hartwick, a former pastor will officiate. Burial at Breakabeen.
     Mr. Mann is survived by a wife, six children, Mrs. Frank Warner of Schoharie, Mrs. Florence Clapper of Worcester, Mrs. Grandison Vroman of Carlisle, Mrs. Edward Moore of Oneonta, Howard C. Mann of New York City and Willard Mann of Breakabeen; five brothers, Editor H. Mann of Cobleskill, Dr. W. D. Mann of Williamsport, Pa., Dr. G. E. Mann of Cincinnati, O., Superintendent M. Burr Mann of Boonton, N. J., and Dr. Josiah Mann of this village; four sisters, Mrs. Alice Phaneuff of Amsterdam, Mrs. Roseltha Keyser of Albany, Mrs. F. H. Davidson of Morgantown.

Charles Mann
January 2, 1928
(The Middleburgh Gazette)

     Yielding to an incurable malady after months of affliction, Charles Mann entered into rest on Monday at his home in this village at the age of 71.
     Born at Boucks' Falls in the town of Fulton, he resided there and at Breakabeen, following the vocation of farming until twenty years ago he removed to Middleburgh and has since taken an active part in affairs, always manifesting a willingness to aid every worthy cause by word and deed.
     While a resident of Fulton, he served for many years as assessor, gaining an insight into farm and other real estate values which led to his employment by Attorney W. H. Grogan, representing the city of New York in the cases involving real estate values in the Gilboa territory taken over by the great reservoir at Gilboa.
     Mr. Mann was a life long member of the Lutheran church, both at Breakabeen and Middleburgh, a member of the Council, a Deacon and a Sunday School worker. At one time he was president of the Town Association and later that of the county organization. He was also for years a member of Middleburgh Lodge 663, F. & A. M., and has served as an officer.
     In politics, Mr. Mann was a Democrat who believed in honesty and economy and practiced it as assessor and overseer of the poor of this town. At the last election he was endorsed for the latter office by the Republican party which indicated the acceptability of his services. He had the will to serve and threw into any cause he espoused enthusiasm and zeal.
    Surviving are his wife, who with him made a never-to-be-forgotten trip to the Holy Land a few years ago, and his children, Mrs. Edw. P. Moore of Oneonta, Willard H. Mann of Breakabeen, Howard Mann of New York city, Mrs. Grandison Vroman of Sloansville, Mrs. Florence Clapper of Worcester and Mrs. Frank J. Warner of Schoharie. Of his brothers and sisters these survive: Mrs. Alice Phaneuff  of Amsterdam, Jacob H. Mann of Cobleskill, Mrs. Roseltha Keyser of Albany, Dr. U. P. Mann of Williamsport, Pa., Mrs. Thomas H. Davison of Indianapolis, Ind., Dr. George E. Mann of Cincinnati, Ohio, Dr. Josiah Mann of Middleburgh, M. Burr Mann of Boonton, N. J.
     The funeral will be held on Thursday at 10 o'clock from his late residence, and the Rev. Dr. Frank Wolford of Hartwick Seminary, whom he loved and admired, will officiate. Interment in the family plot in Breakabeen cemetery.


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