I have often wondered where did all of those Manningites of years ago end up when they moved away...well thanks to Connie, I am able to put a ton of the pieces of Manning's puzzle together.
I have always wondered what the initials T.D. Parkhouse stand for...not until Connie found his obituary did I find out.
THEN a very interesting factoid caught my eye - it is highlighted below...Traer, Iowa, is northeast of Marshalltown.
So now I know a lot more about the Parkhouse family to go along with the other information I already had in my database.

58-Year-Old Traer Man Is Killed While Walking on Highway
Thomas Dench Parkhouse, III, 58, was killed almost instantly about 6 p.m. December 18, 1931, when he was struck while walking on primary 59, near the south Traer, Iowa, city limits. Parkhouse had left his home only a few minutes before and was walking north toward the business district. Dr. W.C. Wagner, Traer physician, tended to Mr. Parkhouse at the scene. Parkhouse, suffering from a skull fracture, a broken leg, and other injuries, was unconscious, and died only a minute or two after the Doctor reached his side. Neighbors went to the home to inform his family of the tragedy while other friends took the body to the Boettcher undertaking parlors. It was believed likely that the fact that Parkhouse was almost wholly deaf was responsible in a measure for the accident. His back was to the car, and he was probably never aware of its approach until it struck him.

The funeral of the accident victim was held Monday afternoon at the local United Presbyterian church, with the pastor, the Rev. B.M. Wallace, in charge. Burial was in West Union Cemetery, southeast of town. Pallbearers were Fred Childs, Albert Wulf, Ralph Crawford, J.W. Young, R.P. Young, and James Whannel.

Thomas Dench Parkhouse was born May 6, 1873, on a farm near Traer. He was a son of Thomas and Sarah (Scobel) Parkhouse, who with a brother, Will, preceded him in death.

His boyhood was spent in this community and at the age of 21 he located at Manning, Iowa, making the trip to Manning on a bicycle.

On February 16, 1898, he was married to Pearl Parish, of Manning.

She survives, together with the following children: Ralph Parkhouse, of Maquoketa, Iowa; Harold, of San Diego, California; Lyle and Raymond, of Redfield, Iowa; and Lester and Dorothy at home.

A son, Lloyd, died in infancy. Mr. Parkhouse was in the harness and garage business at Manning for nearly thirty-five years. The family moved from Manning to Redfield, Iowa, living there three years. Two years ago, they moved to Traer, after the death of Will Parkhouse, a brother. Mr. Parkhouse assisted here at times in the Claus Wulf Harness Shop.

The decedent's father, Thomas Parkhouse, died here only a few months ago.

Other surviving near relatives include the following: Charles Parkhouse, a brother, of Redfield; Mrs. John McFarlane, a sister, of Morrisonville, Wisconsin; and Eleanor Parkhouse, of Maquoketa, a grandchild; Will Parkhouse, southeast of Traer, and Charles Parkhouse of Toledo are uncles.

Relatives here for the funeral service Monday, besides the children present, included Mr. and Mrs. Charles Parkhouse, of Redfield Mr. and Mrs. McFarlane, of Wisconsin; Mr. and Mrs. Earl Parish, of Manning, Iowa; and Mr. and Mrs. William Rasgorshek, of Omaha, Nebraska.

Mr. Parish is a brother and Mrs. Rasgorshek is a sister of Mrs. Thomas Parkhouse. The decedent was known as a faithful and devoted husband and a kind neighbor and friend. Although the almost total loss of his hearing in the last years of his life was a great handicap, it was one that he bore with smiling fortitude.

T.D. Parkhouse garage - present day location of Solls Service
The orginal building was a wooden hall where the first Manning school classes were held

Bill to Orren W. and Merlin B. Wyatt for car repairs.
They had a small hospital room before the large concrete Wyatt hospital was built.

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