The Caddo Herald
January 2, 1931
Mrs. Matilda Manning, Aged 92, Died Dec. 25
Christmas at midnight, Mrs. Matilda Manning died at Ardmore. The remains were brought to Caddo Friday and buried in Caddo Cemetery after the funeral at the Methodist Church, conducted by Rev. G. E. Tyson.
Mrs. Manning was 92 years old last April, had lived most of her life in and near Caddo. She lived her long before there was a town, and was one of the first settlers of the town.
Deceased was a member of the Methodist church. She is survived by a son, A. F. Manning and two daughters, Mrs. Amelia Harris and Mrs. J. W. Crutchfield. There are many grandchildren.
Of Choctaw stock, Mrs. Manning married Dr. Manning who came from Georgia. Until last spring deceased had enjoyed extra good health, was able to get about unaided, and was in full possession of mental faculties.
The funeral was attended by a large number of relatives and a great concourse of friends of the family. Great banks of flowers also attested to the esteem in which she was held by all.
Mrs. Manning was one of those women whose hand was always outstretched in aid to the needy, to help the struggling. Her home was a place where none were ever denied food and shelter. She dwelt in the hearts of those for whom she had wrought and toiled, and leaves a heritage of honor and helpfulness to humanity.