R. Manning was born on 10 Nov 1905 in Hammond, St Lawrence, NY.
He died on 19 Sep 1979 in Alexandria Bay, Jefferson, NY. His obituary
appeared on 20 Sep 1979 in the Watertown Daily Times of Watertown, Jefferson,
NY, as follows: "Lawrence Manning Dies at Age 73. Redwod --
Lawrence Manning, 73, Main Street, died at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Edward
John Noble Hospital, Alexandria Bay, where he had been admitted Sunday. Death
was attributed to a heart condition.
"The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Frederick Brothers Funeral
Home here with Rev. Edgar Hunter, Methodist minister, officiating. Burial will
be in Redwood cemetery.
"Calling hours will be 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
"He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Howard (Mary) Tibbles, Theresa,
and Mrs. Floyd (Marjorie) Knight, Redwood; four sons, Orville (Buster), Redwood,
Kenneth, Theresa, William, LaFargeville, and Donald, Richville; 31 grandchildren,
several great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Floyd (Laura) Durant, Massachusetts;
three step-daughters, Mrs. William (Beatrice) Robinson, Watertown, Mabel Manning,
Clayton and Pat Munroe, Florida and three step-sons, Raymond Papin and Robert
Papin, LaFargeville, and James Papin, Rochester; several step-grandchildren,
nieces and nephews.
"Born in Hammond Nov. 10, 1905, one of eight children of Orville and
Diane Lamrock Manning he attended rural schools and married Edith Shepard of
Macomb Oct. 4, 1926.
"The couple operated farms in the Redwood section, moving to Theresa
in the early 1950s when he was employed by the Hoover Lumber Co.
"Edith Manning died Nov. 2, 1957, at the age of 49.
"He was employed on the Ezra Smith farm and moved to the East Line Road
where he was employed on the Raymond Papin farm.
"He married Gertrude Luffman Papin Couglar of LaFargeville June 2, 1961.
The couple lived in the Omar section. She died Feb. 21, 1965, at the age of 63.
"Mr. Manning lived in the Clayton section until November 1978 when he
moved to Redwood to live with his daughter, Mrs. Knight." He was buried
in Redwood cemetery, Redwood, Jefferson, NY.
Lawrence R. Manning
and Edith Gorman Shepard were married on 4 Oct 1926 in Redwood, Jefferson, NY.
"Manning-Shepherd. A very pretty, but quiet, wedding took place Monday
evening October 4 at 8 o'clock in the M. E. Parsonage at Redwood, N. Y., when
Miss Edith Gorman Shepherd of this village and Mr. Lawrence Manning of Redwood,
N.Y., were united in marriage. Rev. Earnest Bragg officiated. The ring ceremony
"The bride was neatly attired in a honey-dew silk crepe dress with hat
and hose to match and wore black patent leather slippers. she also carried a
shower bouquet of pink and white asters.
"Mrs. Manning is the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Shepherd
of this village. She spent practically all her life in Macomb until about a year
ago when with her parents she moved to this village. She is a very popular young
lady in this town and her home town as well as elsewhere. She has a large circle
of friends who extend hearty congratulations.
"Mr. Manning is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Arville Manning of Redwood, where
he has spent his entire life. He is a popular young man among the young set of
that locality and his many friends wish he and his young bride a bon voyage through
"This young couple will make their home in Redwood, N.Y." Edith
Gorman Shepard (daughter of George Shepard and Lena Gorman) was born on 26
May 1908 in Macomb, St. Lawrence, NY. Her obituary appeared on 2
Nov 1957 in the Watertown Daily Times of Watertown, Jefferson, NY, as follows:
"Mrs. Edith S. Manning Dies. Theresa, Nov. 2.--Mrs. Edith Shepard Manning,
49, wife of Lawrence R. Manning, LaFargeville, R.D., died at 12:55 this morning
at the E.J. Noble hospital, Alexandria Bay. She had been hospitalized most of
the time since August, had spent a few days at home and returned to the hospital
"The funeral will be Monday at 2 p.m. at Frederick Brothers funeral home
here, with Rev. George M. Pilbeam, pastor of the Philadelphia Methodist church,
officiating. Burial will be in Redwood cemetery.
"Surviving besides her husband are two daughters, Mrs. Howard (Mary)
Tibbles and Miss Marjorie Manning, LaFargeville; four sons, Orville, Adams Center,
Kenneth, Theresa, and William and Donald, LaFargeville; two sisters, Mrs. William
(Nina) McMillan, DeKalb Junction, and Mrs. Ora (Sadie) Bailey, Oswego; a brother,
Claude Shepard, DeKalb Junction; and ten grandchildren.
"Mrs. Manning was born, May 26, 1908, at Macomb, daughter of George and
Lena Shepard. She spent her early life and was educated at Gouverneur. She was
married, Oct. 4, 1926, at Redwood to Mr. Manning by Ernest Braggs.
"The couple lived on farms in the Redwood area until seven years ago
when they moved to this village. They moved to their present home on Jan. 7."
She died on 2 Nov 1957 in Alexandria Bay, Jefferson, NY. She was
buried in Redwood cemetery, Redwood, Jefferson, NY. Shows "Edith
A." Lawrence R. Manning and Edith Gorman Shepard had the following children:
R. Manning and Gertrude H. Luffman were married on 2 Jun 1961. Gertrude H. Luffman (daughter of William Luffman and
Mabel ___) was born on 19 Feb 1902 in Canada. She died on 21 Feb
1965 in Alexandria Bay, Jefferson, NY. Her obituary appeared on 22
Feb 1965 in the Watertown Daily Times, as follows: "Mrs. Lawrence
Manning Dead. LaFargeville Woman, 63, Ill Two Months--Rites To Be Wednesday.
LaFargeville, Feb. 22.--Mrs. Gertrude H. Manning, 63, wife of Lawrence R. Manning,
died at 5 Sunday morning in the Edward John Noble hospital, Alexandria Bay, where
she had been a patient two weeks. She had been ill two months.
"The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Parker & Hoyt
funeral home with Rev. Clifford Sullivan, pastor of the Methodist church, will
officiate. Burial will be in North Watertown cemetery.
"Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 tonight and from 2
to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.
"Surviving, besides her husband, are three daughters by her first marriage,
Mrs. William (Beatrice) Robinson, Watertown, Mrs. Kenneth (Mabel) Manning, and
Mrs. Robert (Patricia) Munro, both of LaFargeville; three sons by her first marriage,
Raymond Papin, LaFargeville, Robert Papin, Black River, and James Papin, Rochester;
her father, William Luffman, Syracuse; two sisters, Mrs. Bert (Catherine) Gardner,
and Mrs. William (Hazel) Greer, both of Syracuse; 24 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren;
six step-children; and 16 step-grandchildren.
"Mrs. Manning was born in Canada Feb. 19, 1902, a daughter of William
Luffman and the late Mrs. Mabel Luffman. The family moved to Watertown in 1905.
She was first married Feb. 19, 1916, to Peter H. Papin, an employee of the State
Highway department and New York Central railroad, who was killed in a railroad
accident Jan. 10, 1943. She then was married to Sylvester Cougler in 1945. A
farmer, he died in 1957. She was then married to Lawrence R. Manning, June 2,