Open main menu

Jessie Wilson Manning (October 26, 1855 – ?) was an American author and lecturer. Born in Iowa in 1855, she was an active worker and eloquent speaker on literary subjects and for the cause of temperance.[1]

Jessie Wilson Manning
JESSIE WILSON MANNING A woman of the century (page 501 crop).jpg
BornJessie Wilson
October 26, 1855
Mount Pleasant, Iowa, U.S.
Occupationauthor, lecturer
LanguageEnglish
NationalityAmerican
Alma materIowa Wesleyan University
Notable worksThe passion of life
Spouse
Eli Manning (m. 1889)

Early years and educationEdit

Jessie Wilson was born in Mount Pleasant, Iowa, October 26, 1855.[1] She spent her childhood and received her education in Mount Pleasant. She graduated from the Iowa Wesleyan University, in 1874.[2]

CareerEdit

Manning entered the held of platform work immediately after graduation, and was for five years a speaker on literary subjects and for the cause of temperance. In the fall of 1889, she married Eli Manning, of Chariton, Iowa, prominent in business and political circles in that State. Since her marriage, Manning devoted herself to her home and family of three sons. Her first book, published in 1887, titled Passion of Life, was her most ambitious work and achieved a moderate success.[2] She wrote a large number of articles for the Iowa press, among them a series of literary criticism, and poems, and essays for magazines, besides stories under a pen-name.[which?] Her Chariton home was a social and literary center. [3]

Selected worksEdit

  • The Passion of Life, 1867

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Logan 1912, p. 670.
  2. ^ a b Willard & Livermore 1893, p. 491.
  3. ^ Willard & Livermore 1893, p. 492.

BibliographyEdit

  •   This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Logan, Mrs. John A. (1912). The Part Taken by Women in American History (Public domain ed.). Perry-Nalle publishing Company.
  •   This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Willard, Frances Elizabeth; Livermore, Mary Ashton Rice (1893). A Woman of the Century: Fourteen Hundred-seventy Biographical Sketches Accompanied by Portraits of Leading American Women in All Walks of Life (Public domain ed.). Moulton.

External linksEdit