About Charles William Mann
"...Manager Mann Passes Away
Manager C. W. Mann of the Woods Cross cannery, who was mentioned in last week's Clipper as having had a fall while putting on a belt at the factory on Monday, Oct. 21st, passed away at the Holy Cross hospital, Saturday morning, Oct. 26th, at 10 minutes to twelve. He was in the best of health when he met with the accident, but the hurt was so serious that it was only from Monday until Saturday till the end came. It was rupture of the kidney which developed into peritonitis.
The funeral services were held in the West Bountiful meeting house, Tuesday, October 29th, at 10 a. m. The attendance was very large and the floral offerings numerous. The young ladies and other employees of the cannery furnished nearly $20 worth of flowers which were worked into various beautiful shapes such as gates ajar, harp, etc. Elders Starns Hatch, Joseph T. Mabey, Thomas Hull, Pres. Grant and Bishop Grant spoke on the character of the deceased and words of consolation to members of the family and those present. The gentleman who disposes of the cannery's goods as wholesaler, whose name we failed to learn, was also present and spoke.
Deceased was born at Stratford-on-Avon, Warwickshire, England, May 4, 1839; making him sixty-two years old last May.
At the age of nine or ten, he was apprenticed to learn the bakery business which he worked at till he emigrated to Utah in 1859. He crossed the Atlantic in the ship "William Tapscott." On the voyage he married Miss Lavina A. Smith, who has preceded him to the great beyond by one or two years. He and his wife crossed the plains in a handcart in Robert Nestlings' company, arriving in Salt Lake, Sept. 5th.
They lived in Farmington four years after their arrival here and in 1863 moved to Bountiful which has always been his home.
He served in the Black Hawk Indian war and helped in the Morristown trouble. Eleven years ago went to England on a mission in November but owing to poor health returned the following February. He served on the home mission here in the county a number of years.
We doubt whether he ever thought of the baker's trade when he got to this country, for he launched out in an entirely different field of usefulness, turning his attention to machinery for which vocation he was eminently fitted by nature. He started with thrashing machines and then turned his attention to well driving and finally crowned his efforts with the management of the Woods Cross cannery which position he held for four or five years. He met with great success in each of these undertakings; the last was especially conspicuous as when he took hold of the factory it was paying "Irish dividends" and last year it paid twenty percent and did considerable building besides.
In his death Bountiful loses one of its most useful and industrious men and his wife and fifteen children a good husband and father.
SOURCE: Davis County Clipper"; 11-1-1901. Retrieved from: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=23645819
Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel, 1847–1868
Mann, Charles William
Birth Date: 4 May 1838 Death Date: 26 Oct. 1901 Gender: Male Age: 20 Company: George Rowley Company (1859)
Pioneer Information: He served in the company as Captain of the Guard. He and his wife came from England.