George Ellery MONROE

George Ellery MONROE

Male 1852 - 1914

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  • Name  George Ellery MONROE  [1, 2, 3
    Born  2 Apr 1852  Brooklyn, Kings Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender  Male 
    Died  4 Jun 1914  Point Richmond, Contra Costa Co., California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I136  Munro
    Last Modified  27 Jan 2012 

    Father  George Thomas MONRO,   b. 9 Sep 1819, Bristol, Bristol Co., Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Aug 1883, Greenville, Mercer Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Emily Ann BERRY,   b. 26 Sep 1826, Prob., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Mar 1865, Greenport, Suffolk Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  7 Mar 1847  Brooklyn, Kings Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F70  Group Sheet

    Family  Katherine Loretto CARROLL,   b. 2 Nov 1864, Chicago, Cook Co., Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jul 1942, Albany, Alameda Co., California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  8 Aug 1888  Vancouver, , British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Richmond Ellery MONROE,   b. 29 Sep 1889, Port Townsend, Jefferson Co., Washington, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. San Francisco, San Francisco Co., California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    >2. George Ellery MONROE, Jr.,   b. 10 Jun 1891, San Francisco, San Francisco Co., California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Feb 1968, Wayland, Steuben Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Emily Loretto MONROE,   b. 23 Jul 1892, Berkeley, Alameda Co., California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Mar 1930, , Alameda Co., California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    >4. Harry Augustine MONROE,   b. 16 Aug 1897, Redondo Beach, Los Angeles Co., California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 May 1970, San Pedro, Los Angeles Co., California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    >5. Clara Frances MONROE,   b. 20 May 1900, Berkeley, Alameda Co., California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Dec 1992, , Alameda Co., California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  20 Jan 2009 
    Family ID  F69  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • George was a Master Mariner and Captain of his own sailing vessel. He sailed from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada to China.

      While he was in port in Vancouver, he saw a picture of Katherine Loretto Carroll. After some correspondence he sent her money to leave Chicago, Illinois and come west. She was to bring a member of her family with her and she took her youngest sister, Star.

      George boarded the train one stop before she was to disembark and hired a stateroom. Upon seeing her he said "Kitty Carroll, you are looking at the original George E. Monroe. If what you see, you like, then kiss and bind the bargain. If not I have the money to send you home." They were married on 8 Aug 1888 in Vancouver and she sailed with him.

      References:
      (1) "History and Genealogy of the Lexington, Mass. Munroes" by R. S. Munroe,
      2nd ed. - Florence, Massachusetts (1986) - 13-41-22-13 - p. 347, 486

      (2) Clan Munro files - Stephens, Frances Elinor - letter dated 4 May 1990, p.
      3 of enclosure

      Compiled and edited by Allen Alger, Genealogist, Clan Munro Association, USA

  • Sources 
    1. [S247] History of the Munros of Fowlis, Alexander Mackenzie, M.J.L., (Published in Inverness, Scotland by A & W Mackenzie (1898)), p. 581 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S597] Clan Munro files - Eldridge, John Robert, John Robert Eldridge, Membership application for John R. Eldridge - 31 Jul 2007 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S828] Clan Munro e-files - Stephens, Frances Elinor, Frances Elinor Stephens, E-mail from Fran Stephens - 21 Jan 2012 (Reliability: 3).