Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

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Pearl Hampton Mann

Born: 10/13/1899

Died: 12/26/1995

Maiden Name: Hampton

Honorific: n/a

Pearl Hampton Mann passed away on December 26, 1995 at the Lindsay hospital after a short illness. She had celebrated her 96th birthday on October 13, 1995.

Mrs. Mann was born in Caddo, Indian Territory on October 13, 1899. Her father moved to Bradley by covered wagon in 1903. Her father J.C. Hampton was one of the founders of Bradley. Mrs. Mann attended Bradley grade school, finishing in 1913. She attended Murray State Norman School in Tishomingo, Oklahoma, the attended Oklahoma A&M, graduating in the class of 1921. She attended the University of Chicago to complete the requirements for a certificate in Vocational Home Economics. She taught school at several Indian Reservations in Arizona and New Mexico. She later taught at Happy, Texas. There she met Ira J. Mann Sr. they were married on September 14, 1925 at Happy. They lived in Happy until 1930 when they moved to Bradley.

Pearly resumed teaching in 1943. She taught at Bradley, Alex, Cement, Cyril, Moyers, Calumet and Bokoshe. She retired in 1965 and lived on her farm until her death. She was very proud of her Choctaw Indian heritage and could trace her lineage to George Harkins who was the Principal Chief in 1831. Chief Harkins was a Chief during the removal of the Choctaws over the Trail of Tears in 1833.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ira, on February 1, 1978; her parents and infant daughter, Agnus Faye Mann.

Survivors include four sons, Ira J. Mann, Jr. and Richard Wayne Mann, both of Bradley, Ray Hampton Mann of Garden City, Kansas and John Ben Mann of Louisville, Kentucky; eight grandchildren, J. Mike Mann of Wichita, Kansas, Gregory Ray Mann of Norton, Kansas, John Bryan Mann of Hays, Kansas, Linda Baker of Garden City, Judy Robl of Salina, Kansas, John Mark Mann of Louisville, Kentucky, Jodine Mae Carmen of Carrollton, Kentucky and Beth Ann Mann of Louisville, 17 great-grandchildren, Robert Clower and Nicole Clower of Garden City, Eric Clower of Okinawa, Japan, Kale, Keira, Kai and Klaire Mann of Norton, Kansas, Lara Mann of Hays, Kansas, Austin Mann of Wichita, Peter, Jordon, Adam and Jill Robl of Salina, Curtis Carmen and Madelyn Carmen of Herndon, Virginia and Laura Mann and Megan Mann of Louisville; three step-great-grandchildren, Jason, Chris and Jon Baker; one sister, Nettie Trice of Earlimart, California and one brother, Eagle Lake Hampton of Chickasha Oklahoma.