Biography of John L. Manny
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Manny, John L., was born in St. John's, Quebec, Canada, November 11, 1852. His ancestors on his father's side were Norman French, and on the maternal side Scotch. His father, John B. Manny, was born in St. John's, and his occupation was that of a wood carver, and was with his brother in that business until 1870; he then moved to Lynn, Ontario, Canada, to superintend a large last manufactory in that city, and later came to Troy and retired from active business. His mother, Mary Agnes (Munro) Manny, was born in Kilmarnock, Scotland, and came to Canada when but an infant with her parents. Her father was Major James Munro of the British army, who died in 1856. John L. Manny was educated in the academy at St John's and was graduated from St. John's College in 1866. He then went to Montreal to enter the dry goods store of Henry Morgan & Co., the largest store of the kind in Canada, and was with that concern three years. He came to Troy in 1870 and became connected with the clothing house of W. H. Lawton at 292 River street; three years later he went to Ilion and took the management of a merchant tailoring establishment; He returned to Troy in 1879 and formed a co-partnership with William D. Hardy and have since conducted one of the fashionable tailoring establishments in Troy under the firm name of Manny & Hardy. He is a director in the First National Bank of Troy. He is a member of the Riverside Club of Lansingburgh, honorary president of the Franco Republican Club, president of the L' Iroquois Club, and was for six years a trustee in the St. Jean Baptist church of Troy. He is also vice commodore and trustee of the Troy Yacht Club. He was married in August, 1873, to Louisa Jane Perreault of Troy. He has two sons; the eldest, J. Edwin, is connected with the store, and Everett M., who is now attending the Lansingburgh Academy.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


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