Robert Emmett MONROE

Robert Emmett MONROE

Male 1839 - 1921

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  • Name  Robert Emmett MONROE  [1
    Born  22 Jun 1839  Romeo, Macomb Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  11 Mar 1921  Webberville, Ingham Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I2630  Munro
    Last Modified  22 Jun 2010 

    Father  Freedom MONROE,   b. 26 Jan 1796, , Dutchess Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jun 1883, Romeo, Macomb Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Mary Elizabeth COOPER,   b. 1807, Lima, Livingston Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Oct 1854, Romeo, Macomb Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  16 Oct 1828 
    Family ID  F1272  Group Sheet

    Family  Cornelia Jane LEWIS,   b. Est 1843, Howell, Livingston Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Dec 1915, Webberville, Ingham Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  15 Mar 1862  Howell, Livingston Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Mayme MONROE,   b. 22 Dec 1865, Howell, Livingston Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    >2. William Lewis MONROE,   b. 22 Dec 1865, Howell, Livingston Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1944
     3. Irene MONROE,   b. Est 1867, Howell, Livingston Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    >4. Charles Francis MONROE,   b. 11 Aug 1873, Webberville, Ingham Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 May 1970, Webberville, Ingham Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    >5. Cornelia Jane MONROE,   b. 9 Sep 1875, Webberville, Ingham Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Dec 1954, Mason, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    >6. Bertha Edna MONROE,   b. 11 Nov 1878, Webberville, Ingham Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Dec 1954, Webberville, Ingham Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    >7. Robert Emmett MONROE, Jr.,   b. 11 Feb 1883, Webberville, Ingham Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Dec 1963, Summit City, Summit, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    >8. Julia Caroline MONROE,   b. 22 Jun 1886, Webberville, Ingham Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jun 1979, Detroit, Wayne Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  20 Jan 2009 
    Family ID  F1271  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Robert enlisted in the 6th Michigan Cavalry in 1865 and served until the end of the U.S. Civil War. He had been hired to take the place of another conscripted man.

      Robert was injured by a horse either falling on him or stepping on him. While he was still recovering from this injury, he broke his leg while stopping a team of runaway horses. He was permanently injured from this accident, and had to wear a specially made boot on his injured leg.

      He was a farmer and served on the School Board for many years.

      Robert's wife, Jane, served as a nurse during the American Civil War. People came to her from all around to get her help. They called her "A Healer". She would pack a wound with a poultice of bread and hot milk. One time she used mouldy bread for the poultice on a very badly cut leg, and it healed very quickly. People called it a miracle, but the mould was probably producing penicillin. Even though this was before the discovery of antibiotics, Jane always used mouldy bread after that.

      References:

      (1) Clan Munro library - "History and Genealogy of the Lexington, Massachusetts
      Munroes", 2nd edition, by R. S. Munroe, (1986) - 13-87-10/4

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

  • Sources 
    1. [S715] Clan Munro e-files - Spencer, Suzanne, Suzanne Spencer, Email from Suzanne Spencer - 16 Sep 2009 - Descendants of Philip Munroe - compiled by Suzanne Spencer, Jenny Bommarito and Craig Richardson (Reliability: 3).