James Lafayette Monroe

James L. Monroe was born Feb. 8, 1852 in New York state, and moved to Illinois with his parents when two years old* where he grew to manhood. Later he moved to Nebraska, where he was united in marriage to Miss Amanda Daily of Friend, Nebr. To this union five children were born, two dying in infancy. Those remaining are Mrs. Mable Wilcott of Heborn, Nebr., David Earl Monroe of Melvern and Francis Gordon Monroe of Belvidere, Nebr., and eight grandchildren, Lodema, Ernest, Myrlin, and Goldana Monroe of Melvern, Earl and Merle Wilcott of Heborn, Nebr, and Mrs. Erma Spickelmier of Idaho; one great-grandchild; one sister, Mrs. Mary Noyce** of Buda, Ill.

His wife preceded him in death 9 years ago, and he has lived with his son at Melvern most of the time since, and was there at the time of his death, April 5, 1938, aged 86 years, 2 months, 2 days.

Funeral services were conducted at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the Quenemo Federated church. Burial was at Friend, Nebr.


* James Lafayette Monroe moved to Bureau County, Illinois from his home in New York. However, the family was still in Steuben County, NY at the time of the NY State census in 1855. Arrival in Bureau County is estimated to be sometime between 1855 and 1858.

** The sister who is listed of Buda, Illinois is Mrs. Mary Noyes, wife of Napoleon B. Noyes, a Civil War veteran. Her married surname was written incorrectly in this obituary.

James Lafayette Monroe was the son of Ransom Monroe and Mahala Diana Stanton.

(Unknown newspaper, possibly Melvern, Kansas, April 1938, submitted by Shelly Harris)




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