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Posted by Chuckie Blaney on Saturday, February 10, 2007 at 16:22:17 :

In Reply to: Manning's Coffee posted by Marcie Rosenzweig on Saturday, November 05, 2005 at 14:00:56 :

As for the history of Mannings coffee: William Wayland Manning was born in St. Louis, Missouri, 2 May 1874, and died in Hartford, Conn., 8 Oct 1938. He was educated in Jamaica Plain [Boston] schools and started work with coffee firms in Boston at age 16. In 1902 he was in the wholesale tea and coffee business in Boston, and later in Chicago. In 1907, he removed to Seattle, Washington, where, with his brother Edward, he bought a small coffee business in the Farmers' Market known as the Pike Place Market. This was the first of Manning's, Inc. stores, which gradually expanded until they reached from San Diego, California to Bellingham, Washington. William and Edward alternated the Presidency of the company until William's death in 1938. The firm operated in coffee, bakeries, and restaurants. (This was written in 1954 by Scott Lee Boyd, who married the widow of Wm. and Edw.'s brother, John.)

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