James Manning, A.R.R. Veteran, Passes Away
Funeral Service To Be Held Tomorrow From Anchorage Funeral Parlors
James Manning, dean of telegraph operators on the Alaska Railroad, deied at 4:15 o’clock yesterday afternoon at the Anchorage hospital, following a lingering illness.
Mr. Manning was admitted to the hospital last Monday. He had been ill for 13 years.
Funeral services will be held at 2 o’clock tomorrow afternoon at the Anchorage Funeral Parlors with Rev. Fr. Dermott O’Flanagan officiating. Interment will be in the Anchorage cemetery.
Mr. Manning came to Alaska in 1917 and had been employed by the railroad since. He had a half century of service as a telegraph operator in Alaska and in the states. He was widely known on the rail belt and for 15 years was agent at Tunnel.
Surviving are his widow and a daughter, Mr. Raymar Brown, in Anchorage, and a brother, John, in Cleveland, O.
Anchorage Daily Times, Anchorage, Alaska Territory. 3 February 1940, page 1, column 5.