My grandmother Vera Mann was born in Athol in 1914. She was the daughter of James L. Mann and the granddaughter of Horace Mann. Her parents both died when she was very young and she was raised by much older step sisters. I do not know if she knew her grandfather Horace, or if she knew what a good man he was. She left her past behind her, married a preacher and lived all around the U.S. My family knows very little--basically just what I have exhumed in my research over the past year.