Mar 5, 2010

John J. Manley (1883-1967)

John Joseph Manley, born on the 9th of March, 1883 was the only surviving child of Hugh Manley and Henrietta Potter. He was born in Chicago, Cook Co, IL. His brother, Edward and sister Margaret both born before him, did not survive infancy. When John was 11 years of age, his mother Henrietta passed away. In the 1900 US Federal Census, John is living in Chicago's Ward 25 with his father Hugh and new Step Mother, Mary.

Sometime around 1910 John married Helen Angela Kelly, daughter of John and Anna Kelly. Helen was born in Muskegon, Michigan on the 11th of July, 1893. In 1915 John and Helen had their first child, a daughter, Helen Esther. When John filled out his WWI draft registration in 1918, the family was living at 1136 Farwell Ave in Chicago and John was working at the Lumber Exchange at 11 South Lasalle St. (The Roanoke Building). He later had his offices at the American Furniture Mart building located at 680 N. Lake Shore Dr. where he continued as a Lumber Broker until his retirement in 1961. By 1920 the family had moved to the village of Winnetka in New Trier Township. In 1924 their second child was born, a son, John Kenneth Manley. In the 1930 census the family is living in Glencoe Village, New Trier Township, Cook County, Illinois and at some point after this the family moved to 883 Oak Street in Winnetka, IL. It was here that Helen died on Dec 21, 1961 followed by John on Oct 5, 1967. They are buried together at Chicago's Calvary Cemetery.

American Furniture Mart, Digital Image courtesy of
Chuckman's Collection (Chicago Postcards) Volume 7 

Death Announcement, Chicago Daily Tribune, Dec 22, 1961:
Helen K. Manley of 883 Oak Street, Winnetka, wife of John J. Manley: mother of Helen Esther Sheehan and John Kenneth Manley: four grandchildren; sister of Esther Streff. Mass Saturday, 11 a.m. at St. Francis Xavier church, 9th and Linden Avenue, Wilmette. Resting at Wm. H. Scott Chapel, 1100 Greenleaf Avenue, Wilmette. Interment Calvary, AL 1-8200.
Death Announcement, Chicago Daily Tribune, Oct 7, 1967:
John J. Manley of 883 Oak Street, Winnetka, husband of the late Helen K.; father of J. Kenneth Manley of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Mrs.Helen Sheehan of Winnetka; four grandchildren. Mass 11 a.m. Saturday atSS Faith, Hope and Charity church, 191 Linden Avenue, Winnetka.Interment Calvary. Visitation at Wm. H. Scott Funeral Home, 1100Greenleaf Avenue, Wilmette. 251-8200
Obituary, Chicago Daily Tribune, Oct 7, 1967:
Mass for John J. Manley, 84, of 883 Oak St., Winnetka, will be said at 11 a.m. today in SS Faith, Hope and Charity Catholic church, 191 Linden Av., Winnetka. Mr. Manley died Thursday in his home. He retired in 1961 after more than 50 years as a hardwood and veneer broker with offices in the Furniture Mart. He leaves a daughter, Mrs. Helen Sheehan; a son, J.K. Manley; and four grandchildren.

Children of John Manley and Helen Kelly:
Helen Esther (1915-1988)
John Kenneth (1924-2000)

Parents of John Manley:
Hugh Manley (1856-1925)
Henrietta Potter (1859-1894)

Parents of Helen Kelly:
John Kelly

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