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Manly, Ralza Morse

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 40, credited to Dorset, VT
Unit(s): 16th NH INF, 1st US CCAV
Service: Chaplain, 16th NH INF; Chaplain, 1st USCC [College: WU 49]. Methodist-Episcopal, post-war Virginia Freedmen's Bureau

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VITALS

Birth: 01/16/1822, Dorset, VT
Death: 09/16/1897

Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park, San Diego, CA
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kenyon Luce
Findagrave Memorial #: 25421577

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 11/4/1890, MA; widow Mary P., 10/1/1897, CA
Portrait?: Findagrave, Encyclopedia Virginia
College?: WU 49
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: None

DESCENDANTS

3rd Great Grandfather of Floyd E. Guliford, Shawnee, KS

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BURIAL:

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Tombstone

Greenwood Memorial Park, San Diego, CA

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Obituary

San Diego
Special Correspondence

An esteemed resident and a distinguished educator in the broadest sense, Prof. Ralza Morse Manly, died Thursday, and the funeral was held yesterday from the Congregational Church. Mr. Manly established the Virginia Freedman's (sic) Bureau and was kept at its head for twenty years. Then he was a member of Wellesley's faculty for a number of years. He was 75 years old.

Source: Los Angeles Evening Express, 18 Sep 1897
Transcribed by Tom Ledoux

See also articles in the Encyclopedia Virginia, the Library of Virginia, and a National Archives article, The Freedmen's Bureau, in their African American Heritage project, related to his work with the Virginia Freedmen's Bureau immediately after the war.