Mani, Freeman Woodson.

Biography

Mani, Freeman Woodson. b. May 23, 1909, Sissiton, South Dakota; Native American (part Souix Indian); Attended the Minnesota School of Art; Single; Soap Salesman; Received Passport# 5474730 on September 5, 1937 which listed his address as 2120 Harriet Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Tulsa, Oklahoma; Sailed September 25, 1937 aboard the Laconia; Arrived in Spain via Massanet on Octoberr 8, 1937; Served with the XV BDE, Lincoln-Washington BN; Rank Soldado; Reported MIA Retreats with note "ultimamente visto despues de desayuno 27-3-38" (last seen after March 27, 1938);” Deserted; Returned to the US as a stowaway on May 11, 1938 aboard the Exochordia, docking in Boston, Massachusetts; WWII Merchant Marine; d. July 28, 1996, Saint Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota; Second wife Marjorie Sterling.
Sources: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; BN 58 Retreats; Figueres List; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 942, ll. 17; (under Maii, Freeman ver arch gen amer); USSDA 2:0749, 57:0349; L-W Tree Ancestry. Code A
Photograph: Freeman Mani. Newspaper clipping.