MANN, WALTER P. SR. - Dawes County, Nebraska | WALTER P. SR. MANN - Nebraska Gravestone Photos

Walter P. Sr. MANN

Greenwood Cemetery
Dawes County,

For Walter P. Mann Sr., son of Elias Mann, also buried in the Greenwood Cemetery

The first part of the following is taken from the “COMPENDIUM OF REMINISCENCE OF WESTERN NEBRASKA” published in 1909 and available free online
Walter P. Mann, a prosperous ranchman and worthy citizen of Dawes county, Nebraska, is a man of wide experiences in business pursuits who has met with pronounced success and enjoys a comfortable home and the respect and esteem of a large circle of acquaintances as a result of his integrity and sterling character. Mr. Mann resides in Chadron, where he is engaged in business.

Mr. Mann was born in Lexington, Kentucky, in 1869, of American stock. His father, Elias Mann, was a dentist. He married Miss Harriet Ballard, and came with his family to northwestern Missouri when our subject was an infant, settling in Nodaway County at the county seat, which was then Maryville, and there our subject was raised and educated. When he was fifteen years old he ran away from home and came to Dawes county, Nebraska, with a freighting outfit, the party camping out nights and roughing it generally. He then put in ten years on different ranches in Wyoming, working as a cowboy, and saw all that country, including the Dakotas and parts of Montana, making Chadron his home and headquarters during all of the time. He grew familiar with the whole western country, and liked Nebraska better than any part of the west, so finally bought a ranch situated fifteen miles northwest of Chadron which he operated for some time and still owns and personally manages the place.

Mr. Mann is recognized as one of the leading pioneers of western Nebraska, and has done his full share in building up the region where he chose his home. He has always taken an active interest in every movement that tended to the advancement of the interests of his community, and deserves a first place among those who have helped make this country what it is today. In political sentiment he is a Democrat.

In the 1900 census, Walter P. Mann shows up in the Chadron precinct of Dawes County. He was single and a rancher. In the 1910 census, he shows up in the same location but married and a saloon proprietor. No wife is listed, however. In the 1920 census, he was in the 3-wd Chadron precinct of Dawes County. He was now manager of a soft drink store and was married to Tonette Mann. She had emigrated from Norway in 1909 and was naturalized in 1914. They had 2 children, Harriet C. Mann (age 6), and Walter Mann Jr. (age 2 11/12). So far, I have been unable to find any information beyond the 1920 census.
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Contributed on 3/4/06 by JimNebraska99
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Submitted: 3/4/06 • Approved: 4/15/09 • Last Updated: 2/16/13 • R3814-G3813-S3

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