Born: DeKalb, Illinois
Died: Knoxville, Tennessee.
Occupation: Carpenter, Amateur Conchologist, Botanist, and Paleontologist.
Education: DeKalb High School, Business School, Quincy, Illinois.
Travels: Moved to Knoxville, Tennessee in 1903.
Research Interests: Pleuroceridae, Unionidae, fossil invertebrates.
Remarks: Collection sold to MCZ in 1927.
Data from: Abbott, R.T., and M.E. Young (eds.). 1973. American Malacologists: A national register of professional and amateur malacologists and private shell collectors and biographies of early American mollusk workers born between 1618 and 1900. American Malacologists, Falls Church, Virginia. Consolidated/Drake Press, Philadelphia. 494 pp.
Other References: Clench, W.J. 1929. Manly D. Barber Nautilus 42(3):101-102.