FREDERICK MANKEY [or Malinky] was born in Prussia, Germany, February 23, 1833, son of Andrew and Gotliebe (Bendit) Mankey. He was educated in his native country, and learned the trade of a locksmith and machinist. In 1857 he migrated to America, and was first employed in the machine shop of Davids & Schlouch, of Easton, Pennsylvania, where he remained for two years. April 1, 1859, he arrived in Williamsport, where he was employed by Philip Moltz for two years, after which he started a locksmith shop on Fourth street. In 1861 he enlisted in Company E, Fourth Pennsylvania Reserves, Thirty-third Regiment, was corporal, served one year, and was honorably discharged on account of physical disability. In 1869 he began the manufacture of furniture, and made the first furniture that was disposed of at wholesale in Williamsport. After two years he became associated with D. B. Hubbard, and in 1865, F. W. Page was taken in as a member of the firm of Mankey & Hubbard. This firm was organized into a stock company in 1882 or 1883, and was called the Williamsport Furniture Company, of which Mr. Mankey was president until February, 1889. He then started the Mankey furniture factory at Emporium, Pennsylvania, and is still interested in the same. In 1886 the Mankey Decorative Works of Williamsport were founded under his patents, and he was president of the same for two years. Mr. Mankey has taken out over 200 patents for general wood decorations. He is a member of Lodge No. 106, A. F. and A. M., Lycoming Chapter, No. 222, and Baldwin II Commandery, No. 22. He was married in 1859 to Miss Magdalene Wirth, who died in 1878, leaving four children: Charles F.; Harry J.; Emily L., and William O. He was again married in 1879 to Miss Emily Volkmar, of Williamsport, and to this union have been born three children: Mary L.; Frederick William, and Charlotte. Mr. Mankey is a Republican in politics, and is a member of the First Presbyterian church of Williamsport.1
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