Wesley D. Manwaring. - As sheriff of Oswego County, Mr. Manwaring is widely known and highly esteemed in the
community. He was born at Scriba, N. Y., June 10, 1877, the son of Ernest Spencer and Cora (Madison) Manwaring.
Ernest Spencer Manwaring was born in Oswego County in 1853. He spent many years on the Great Lakes and retired
as an engineer in 1929.
Mr. Manwaring is a Republican, and served as constable of Scribal. He is a member of the Methodist Church and belongs
to the Masonic Lodge. His wife is a native of Scriba, born in 1859. They are the parents of two children: 1. Wesley
D., the subject of this sketch. 2. Jessie Mabel Brodreick, lives in Monroe County, N. Y. Wesley Madison, maternal
grandfather of Wesley D. Manwaring, was a soldier during the Civil War.
Wesley D. Manwaring attended the Scriba public schools and also studied at Oswego State Normal School. He spent
three years as a sailor on the lakes, afterward becoming interested in the meat and cattle business at Scriba and
Oswego. He held the office of supervisor of Scribal for eight years, and in 1930 was elected sheriff of Oswego
On Nov. 22, 1911, Mr. Manwaring married Miss Nellie May Haines, of Scriba, the daughter of Gilbert and Lucy (Bartlett)
Haines. They are residents of Scriba. Mr. and Mrs. Manwaring have no children.
Mr. Manwaring is a Republican in politics and has served as county committeeman for a number of years. He is affiliated
with the Masonic Lodge, Knights of Pythias, Loyal Order of Moose, Sons of Veterans, and the Grange. He and his
wife are members of the Methodist Church of Scriba.
The North Country
A History, Embracing
Jefferson, St. Lawrence, Oswego, Lewis
and Franklin Counties, New York.
By: Harry F. Landon
Historical Publishing Company
Indianopolis, Indiana 1932
Oswego County, NY
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