|From the Chippewa Falls Daily Independent, December 19, 1902. Thomas Manning was the father of D. J. Manning, who married John and Bridget's daughter Amelia:
THOS. MANNING DEAD
Old Resident of the County Passes Away Yesterday -- Nearly 80 Years Old
Mr. Thomas Manning died at the home of his son, D. J. Manning, on State street at 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon. The cause of his death was kidney trouble. Mr. Manning came to Chippewa county about forty years ago and for many years was one of the well known, successful farmers of the town of Tilden. Being nearly eighty years of age, he gave up farming not long ago and has since made his home with his son.