Biography of Harry T. Manner
North Central Ohio Biographies

Harry T. Manner. One of the outstanding citizens of Richland County is Harry T. Manner, who has successfully engaged in the practice of law at Mansfield for a period of 35 years. He is also state examiner, having been appointed to that office in 1921, and his present territory includes Lorain, Erie, and Huron counties. Mr. Manner was born in Monroe Township, Richland County, Oct. 6, 1872, the son of Emmanuel M. and Harriet A. (Johnson) Manner.

Emmanuel M. Manner is a Civil War veteran, having served as a member of Company A, 163rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry. He was born in Richland County, and his wife is a native of Mt. Vernon, Ohio. In early life Mr. Manner was a well known shipper of stock. He removed to Perrysville, Ohio, in 1893, and later to Mansfield, where he successfully engaged in the meat business until his retirement in 1915. He is a Republican, not a member of any church but brought up in the United Presbyterian faith, a member of the Grand Army of the Republic, McLaughlin Post, No. 131. Both Mr. and Mrs. Manner live at 21 Henry Street, Mansfield, aged 89 and 87, respectively. They are the parents of six children, as follows: Noble C., lives at Detroit, Mich.; Joseph M. and Elizabeth C., both deceased; Jessie C., married Willard E. Darling, lives at Perrysville, Ohio; Effie J., at home; and Harry T., the subject of this sketch.

Harry T. Manner obtained his early education in the Monroe Township schools and in 1888 was graduated from Greentown Academy at Perrysville. He taught school in Richland and Ashland counties and at the same time read law in the offices of Henry and Reed. Mr. Manner was admitted to the Ohio bar, March 5, 1895, and at that time became associated in practice with Lorenzo Henry, under the firm name of Henry & Manner. After several years he became a member of the firm of Manner & Hendrickson, and was later associated with Judge McClellan. He also practiced with the late J. H. Coss. Mr. Manner is now engaged in private practice and has offices at 174 South Main Street.

In 1897 Mr. Manner married Miss Essie D. Miller, the daughter of John A. and Nancy L. (Stull) Miller, natives of Pennsylvania. Mr. Miller, deceased, was a Civil War veteran, and for many years owned and operated a lumber mill and yard at Butler, Ohio. His widow lives at Mansfield. To Mr. and Mrs. Manner were born two children: Kenneth, who attended the Ohio State University, and at present is the secretary of the Mansfield Water Works, married Helen Louise Shively, and they have a daughter, Ladonna Ann; and Hazel W., a graduate of Miami University of Oxford, Ohio, at present is a teacher, lives at home.

Politically, Mr. Manner is a Republican. He has served as president of the city council and as secretary of the Board of Public Safety. He holds membership in the Richland County Bar and Ohio State Bar associations, and is a member of the Richland County Law Library Association. He has the following lodge affiliations: Venus Lodge, F. & A. M., No. 152, Past Master in 1910; Mansfield Chapter, R. A. M., No. 28, Past High Priest in 1918; Mansfield Council, R. & S. M., No. 94; Mansfield Commandery, K. T., No. 21; Dayton Consistory, 32nd degree; Antioch Temple of the Ancient Arabic Order of the Mystic Shrine; Mansfield Scottish Rite Society; Mystic Club; Amimi Club; and Knights of Pythias.

History of North Central Ohio
Embracing Richland, Ashland, Wayne,
Medina, Lorin, Huron and Knox Counties
BY: William A. Duff
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1931

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