Austin Stackhouse Manning - Obituary - Planters National Bank of Bennettsville - Cashier

AS Manning

07/21/1872 - Little Rock, SC
06/24/1924 - Columbia, SC

Austin Stackhouse Manning

Austin S. Manning Dies At Hospital
Prominent Columbian Ill Several Weeks

Well Known In State

Native of Little Rock – Banker for Years – Funeral at Latta


Austin Stackhouse Manning, general agent for the Home Life Insurance company, who for a number of years was identified prominently with banking in South Carolina, died at the Columbia hospital yesterday morning at 6 o’clock.

            Mr. Manning had been ill for several weeks and was carried to the hospital about a week ago.  His condition gradually grew worse and two days before his death went into a state of coma from which he never aroused.

            He was born at Little Rock, July 21, 1872, a son of Houston Manning and Martha Rebecca Stackhouse Manning.  His first paternal ancestors came to South Carolina from Virginia about 1780.  His maternal grandfather, Col. E. T. Stackhouse, was a distinguished character in South Carolina, serving as commander of the Eighth South Carolina regiment at the close of the Confederate was.  Later was a member of the Fifty-first congress and died in Washington while representing his district.

            Austin S. Manning attended the South Carolina Military academy at Charleston, being graduated in 1892.  He was always interested in military affairs and held the rank of first lieutenant once in the National Guard of the state and served as lieutenant colonel on the staff of Gov. William H Ellerbe.

            During the session 1892-1893 Mr. Manning taught school.  He was a practical farmer from that time until 1900, and after 1900 until he entered insurance gave all his best energies and enthusiasm to banking.  He was assistant cashier of the Farmers and Merchants bank from 1900 until 1903; was cashier of the Bank of Latta from 1903 to 1905, and during 1905 and 1906 was vice president and cashier of the Planters National Bank of Bennettsville.  He was cashier of the Bank of Latta from 1906 until 1912 and from 1912 to 1919 was cashier of the People’s National Bank of Columbia.  In January, 1919, Mr. Manning was elected president of the Liberty National Bank of South Carolina at Columbia and remained at the head of the institution until he resigned the latter part of 1923, to become general agent for the Home Life Insurance Company. 

            Mr. Manning had the honor of serving as a member of the first board of commissioners for Dillon County.  He was actively interested in the civil and social life of his state from early manhood and after coming to Columbia served on the board of directors of the YMCA, the chamber of commerce and various other institutions.  He was a past chancellor of the Knights of Pythias, a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and Junior Order of United Mechanics and a Methodist.

            Mr. Manning married Miss Annie Mabel Allen in 1902 and she together with one daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Monroe Frew of Rock Hill, survive him.  He also leaves one sister, Mrs. Herbert A. Bethea of Latta.

            Funeral services will be held at the cemetery in Latta this morning at 10 o’clock.  The funeral party will leave Columbia this morning at 5:40 o’clock and the following will be act as pallbearers in conveying the body to the train: R. Beverly Sloan, Clarence M Asbill, Carroll Jones, Dr. Frank D Bruns, John W. Crew and Joseph Timberlake.

            A man of strong character, pleasing personality and tender sympathies, Mr. Manning had many friends.  His death brought genuine regret in Columbia and in other parts of the state where he was well and favorably known.