Biography of Frank J. Manton
Lucas County, OH Biographies

Frank J. Manton, who for twenty one years has been engaged in the fruit and produce business as a wholesale dealer, conducting his interests under the name of the Manton Brothers Company, was born in Toledo, October 12, 1877, and is a son of John and Bridget Manton, the former a contractor. He was educated in public and private schools and in young manhood secured employment in a wholesale fruit house. In this line of business he has continued and there is no phase of the trade with which he is not thoroughly familiar. In 1901 he organized the Manton Brothers Company for the conduct of a wholesale fruit and produce business, being joined by his brother, John W., who was associated with him in the enterprise until his death in 1921. At that time Frank J. Manton admitted another brother, Byron, to a partnership and their interests are conducted under the old firm style.

On the 10th of June, 1904, Mr. Manton was united in marriage to Miss Julia Klingler of Toledo. He greatly enjoys athletic sports and baseball to which he turns for recreation. He also belongs to the Knights of Columbus, which indicates his belief in the teachings of the Catholic church and his membership therein, for the fraternal order admits to its membership only those of that faith. In his business he displays a spirit of marked enterprise and progress and has made ceady advancement since he started out on his own account. He is not only at the head of the Manton Brothers Company but is also a director of the Toledo Glove Company, a manufacturing concern. He has ever been actuated by a laudable ambition and his determination and energy have carried him far on the road to success.

Toledo and Lucas County, Ohio
BY: John M. Killits, A.M., LL.D.
S. J. Clarke Publishing Company
Chicago and Toledo

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