Kate Manship, ca. 1868. Call number Z/1129.000 MDAH collection.

Catherine (Kate) Manship was born December 1, 1850, and died in 1935.  She was named for Charles Henry Manship’s sister Catherine Manship Whitby, who was also called “Kate.”  Kate played the piano and sang in the choir at Galloway Methodist Church.  In 1874, Kate was the only child who traveled to Europe with her parents to visit family friend James Smith.  Kate and her older sister Addie never married, and lived in the Manship House throughout their lives.  After the deaths of her parents, sisters Addie, Kate and Minnie continued to live in the Manship House, where they were occupied as dressmakers.