Mann, Leslie Archibald 1

Birth Name Mann, Leslie Archibald 2a 3a
Gender male
Age at Death 82 years, 3 months, 2 days

Events

Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Birth September 8, 1892 Kingston, Prince Edward Island  
2b 3b
Death December 10, 1974 Kensington, Prince Edward Island  
 
Residence 1901 Lot 20, Queens, Prince Edward Island  
3c
Residence 1911 Queens, Prince Edward Island  
2c
Occupation 1953   on Kensington Town Council
 

Parents

Relation to main person Name Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Mann, William Johnstone
Mother McFadyen, Elizabeth
         Mann, Leslie Archibald
    Brother     Mann, Andrew Robertson
    Brother     Mann, William Keir
    Brother     Mann, Allison Beer
    Brother     Mann, Johnstone Angus
    Sister     Mann, Hazel Elizabeth

Families

    Family of Mann, Leslie Archibald and Watts, Bertha Jane
Married Wife Watts, Bertha Jane
   
Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Marriage February 20, 1924 Prince Edward Island, Canada  
 
  Children
  1. Mann, Myrtle Wanda
  2. Mann, Marjorie Leslie

Media

Narrative

Les Mann was proud of his Scots heritage, and often spoke of his Mann, McFadyen and Johnstone ancestors, and when I started this branch of the family tree I stumbled on names that I remembered him talking about, like the Beer and McFadyen families and St. Paul's Church in Charlottetown.

Les was born on September 8 1892 in Kingston, Prince Edward Island, the eldest son of Johnstone Mann and Elizabeth McFadyen. When Les was around 8 years old, his father died. It isn't clear from the census records if Les had to leave school early to help out on the farm, but his formal schooling may have been cut short.

In February 1923, the Guardian noted that "Leslie Mann. Burlington, spent Sunday in Clinton, the guest of Mr. John Watts." He married Bertha Jane Watts on February 20 1924 in Kensington. They had 6 children, four girls and two boys. Les worked as a farmer and potato warehouseman. His eldest daughter said that times were tough for the family during the depression. A potato warehouseman depended on farmers being able to pay his invoices, and money was sometimes scarce. Later in life, some farmers told his daughter Wanda that they were just starting out at that time, and that Les Mann gave them a break - otherwise they might have lost their farm.

Les was a well-known man in Kensington. In July 1947, the Guardian reported that Mr. Leslie Mann. produce dealer of Kenslngton. has been ill for some time at his home. Guardian 1948 - Mr. Leslie Mann (produce dealer) declined re-nonmination and an election will take place in the near future to fill the vacancy. In 1949, Les was a member of the Board of Managers of the Presbyterian Church of Kensington. He again served on the Kensington Town Council in 1953.

After his wife died, he tried living with his daughters, but didn't like living in the country, and missed being independent. He moved back to Kensington, and found a boarding house. Everyday he had his routine, walking up to the local barbershop where his cronies hung out and swapped stories.

He died of a heart attack in 1974 at the age of 82 years. Obituary in The Guardian 15 Feb. 1975 page 17

Pedigree

  1. Mann, William Johnstone
    1. McFadyen, Elizabeth
      1. Mann, Leslie Archibald
        1. Watts, Bertha Jane
          1. Mann, Myrtle Wanda
          2. Mann, Marjorie Leslie
      2. Mann, Andrew Robertson
      3. Mann, William Keir
      4. Mann, Allison Beer
      5. Mann, Johnstone Angus
      6. Mann, Hazel Elizabeth

Source References

  1. Hartwig, Doris Mann: Mann Family Binder
  2. 1911 Census of Canada
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        Birth date: September 1892 Birth place: Prince Edward Island Residence date: 1911 Residence place: Queens, Prince Edward Island, Canada

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        Birth date: September 1892 Birth place: Prince Edward Island Residence date: 1911 Residence place: Queens, Prince Edward Island, Canada

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        Birth date: September 1892 Birth place: Prince Edward Island Residence date: 1911 Residence place: Queens, Prince Edward Island, Canada

  3. 1901 Census of Canada
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        Birth date: 1892 Birth place: Pe Residence date: 1901 Residence place: Lot (township/canton) 20, Queen's (west/ouest), Prince Edward Island, Canada

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        Birth date: 1892 Birth place: Pe Residence date: 1901 Residence place: Lot (township/canton) 20, Queen's (west/ouest), Prince Edward Island, Canada

      • Source text:

        Birth date: 1892 Birth place: Pe Residence date: 1901 Residence place: Lot (township/canton) 20, Queen's (west/ouest), Prince Edward Island, Canada