Manton, Arthur 1919

FEB. 10., 1919

Former Y.M.C.A. Secretary Sends Shot into His Heart.
Was Graduate of East Liverpool; Attended Denison University.

ARTHUR MANTON, aged 23, former boys’ East Liverpool Y.M.C.A. secretary and a graduate of East Liverpool high school, shot himself through the heart at the home of his sister, Mrs. Orran V. Doak, 1216 Riverview street, 7:30 o’clock Monday evening. He died five minutes later. Manton is said to have been suffering for sometime from a nervous breakdown, and it is for that reason that he gave up the Y.M.C.A. position. The body was removed tot he home of the parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. C. Manton, 124 East Third street, where funeral services will be conducted Thursday afternoon, with Rev. J. J. Wyeth of the First Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be made in Riverview cemetery.
Mr. Manton often called at the home of his sister and last evening after arriving he chatted for some time with the family in the living room in his usual manner, then suddenly arose and went upstairs. A few minutes later a shot and the sound of a falling body was heard, and the victim was found lying in the second floor bedroom with a bulet hole over his heart and a 32 caliber revolver in his nerveless fingers.
Manton graduated from the East Liverpool h8igh school in 1914 and the following year completed the freshman work at Denison university. He worked for a while at the Midland plant of the Crucible Steel company. His next position was with the Y.M.C.A. in East Liverpool.
Surviving in additon to his parents and Mrs. Doak are three brothers, Thomas Manton, with the American army in France; Albert Manton and Frank Manton, both at home; and a sister, Mrs. G. R. Staats of East Liverpool.

Manton Funeral

ARTHUR G.MANTON, former Y.M.C.A, boys’ secretary, who died at 7:30 o’clock Monday evening from the effects of a self-inflicted bullet wound, will be buried at 2:30 o’clock Thursday afternoon from the Methodist Episcopal church. Interment will be made in Riverview cemetery.