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Luke Manning

Date of Birth: 
1840
Date of Death: 
1864

 

 
 
Luke Manning was born in April, 1840 in Sixmilebridge. County Clare.  He emigrated in 1849, leaving from Liverpool on the ship Washington. He lived at 1 Broadway.   In 1856 (when he opened a bank account), it listed his father, Patrick, as living in Brooklyn and his mother, Kate, as deceased. He had two brothers, James and Patrick, living in NYC--meaning Manhattan. (Brooklyn at that time was a separate city. It did not become part of NYC until 1898.)  Luke died on October 29, 1864, at the age of 24. He died of internal injuries to due an accident with a horse and wagon in Portland, Oregon. He, his wife (Mary Ann Flanagan), and his two children were on board the ship, The Brother Joseph, when he died. The captain of the vessel was a friend of his and hid the body until they arrived at the port in San Francisco, so he would not have to be buried at sea.