Clifford and Launa Manning (ca. 1930s)

Manning article from the Dispatch
Manning article from the Dispatch

This great article appeared in the Dispatch some time ago (maybe the 30s – still trying to find out).

It reads:  The greatest gathering of old timers here since the famed barbecues of Indian Henry will be at the home of Mrs. and Mrs. Clifford Manning Sunday from 1 to 5 o’clock in observances  oft heir golden wedding anniversary.

Among those expected to enjoy the beef barbecue will be Indian Henry tribesmen who attended the old Ohop School with Mrs. Manning when she was Miss Launa King.

Mrs. Manning was born in the log cabin of her homesteading parents, Mrs. and Mrs. John Dillard King, who came to the area in 1889. The King homestead included most of the land across the highway from where Ohop Bob now stands. The log cabin where Mrs. Manning was born still stands.

Her parents were originally from North Carolina. They left the state for Texas and settled in Farmersville, but fevers caused them to migrate across the plains to southern Pierce County.

Mr. Manning is a member of the Delano family and a third cousin of the late president, Franklin Delano Roosevelt. His mother was an officer in the early day Tacoma Salvation Army. 

The King Family
The King Family

Mr. and Mrs. Manning have one child, Mrs. Robert Games of Eatonville rural route, and two grandchildren, Manning and Frank Games.

Image courtesy of Deanna King.

Click on image to enlarge.

4 responses to “Clifford and Launa Manning (ca. 1930s)”

  1. This article was most likely published in May of 1962. The article states that this was their 50th anniversary and they were married 18 May 1912. Launa’s mother was a half sister to my grandfather. Their daughter, Maxine Games, passed away in March of this year.

    Although I visited Eatonville only once, I enjoy reading your articles–especially about the King family.


    • Terry,

      Are you relation? I am still learning about my King family and would love to hear any stories you may know that Ms. Mettler hasn’t come across. I am the great granddaughter of John Dillard and Margaret (Case) King that homestead’ above Ohop Valley. Between Diane and Abbey’s diligence with compiling such wonderfully historic information, there is always more, I feel is out there.

      Best regards,


  2. Wonderful article. Is there a way it can be enlarged? I am trying to see if it names anyone from the Mashel Prairie.


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