John Howard MONROE, M.D.

John Howard MONROE, M.D.

Male 1922 - 2016

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  • Name  John Howard MONROE, M.D.  [1
    Suffix  M.D. 
    Nickname  "Jack" 
    Born  10 Jul 1922  Hamlet, Richmond Co., North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Male 
    Died  12 Jan 2016  Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I2636  Munro
    Last Modified  30 Aug 2016 

    Father  Thomas Guy MONROE,   b. 2 May 1892,   d. 25 Sep 1978 
    Mother  Marguerite PIERCE,   b. 1 Nov 1895,   d. 2 Feb 1977 
    Married  1918 
    Family ID  F1275  Group Sheet

    Family  Elizabeth Mabel BREEDEN,   b. 10 Mar 1924, Bennettsville, Marlboro Co., South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Mar 2016, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  10 Aug 1946  Hamlet, Richmond Co., North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
     1. Living
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     3. Living
    Last Modified  20 Jan 2009 
    Family ID  F1274  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • John graduated from the University of North Carolina in 1944 with a B.S. in basic medical sciences. He went on to study medicine at Harvard Medical School receiving his M.D. in 1947. He served his internship at Cincinnati General Hospital from Jul 1947 to Jul 1958. He served his residency at the University of Chicinnati Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, becoming Assistant Resident in Jul 1948 and serving as Co-Resident from May 1949 to Jul 1949.

      John served in the U.S. Navy as Ob-Gyn physician at the Service Dependents' Unit in Jacksonville, Florida and as the Wave Medical Officer at the Memphis Naval Air Station, Tennessee - Jul 1949 to Aug 1951.

      He entered general practice in Mayfield, Kentucky after leaving the Naval service - 1951-1953.

      In Jul 1953, he joined the Yale Medical Center, Grace New Haven Hospital, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology as an Assistant Resident. In Jul 1954 he became an Associate Resident and then a Resident-Instructor in Jul 1955.

      He was affiliated with the Bowman Gray School of Medicine of Wake Forest college as a full time attending Obstetrician-Gynecologist in the Department of Ogstetrics and Gynecology - Jul 1956 - Jul 1958; Instructor in Clinical Ob-Gyn - Jul 1958 - Mar 1962; and Assistant Professor of Clinical Ob-Gyn - Apr 1962 to 1966.

      He was affiliated with North Carolina Baptist and Forsyth Memorial as an Attending Obstetrician Gynecologist, and with Kate Bitting Reynolds as a Consulting Obstetrician Gynecologist. He served on the American board of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

      He was a member of the following societies: American Society for the Study of Sterility, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, North Carolina Obstetrical and Gynecological Society, South Atlantic Association of Obstetricians-Gynecologists, Phy Gamma Delta Social Fraternity, Phi Chi Medical Fraternity, "13" Club, Gorgon's Head, and Dialectic Senate.

      He was active in community affairs by serving as Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Visiting Nurse Association, Expectant Mother's Classes; Member of the Board of Forsyth Cancer Service, Member of the Board of Directors Forsyth Unit of the American Cancer Society, Lay Reader at St. Martin's-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church; teacher at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, on the Advisory Committee of Family Life Education for Public Schools, on the Advisory Committee of the Nature Museum.

      His hobbies included cabinetmaking and fishing.

      He lived at 236 Plymouth Ave. in Winston Salem, North Carolina and was married to Elizabeth Mabel "Boo, Stoodis, Bootis" Breeden.

      Ref: Clan Munro files - Monroe, Thomas Guy, III
      - Monroe, John Howard - Curriculum Vitae

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

    • Per The Clan Munro Association Newsletter, the Eagle Flyer, Spring, 2016, article in memory of John Howard Monroe:
      "Dr. John H. Monroe, MD, 93, died from complications following pneumonia... on January 12, 2016. He was a pillar of a man with accomplishments in anything he put his mind to: medicine, furniture making, antiquities, antiques, and the Clan Munro Association, USA. His life was rich, full and varied despite the fact that he survived infantile polio... He believed deeply in this credo: 'But man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed, but not defeated.' 'Dr. Jack' and his wife 'Boo' hosted the 1986 Gathering in Winston-Salem, NC and the 1997 Gathering in Scotland. He was one of the partners in the ten-year time-sharing which created the Pavilion at Foulis Castle, now available for rent through the Scottish Heritage to benefit the castle. He led the fundraising for the Foulis Point Munro Museum, recording and acknowledging hundreds of contributions totaling over $100,000. Dr. Jack and Boo received the Eagle Award at the 2003 Gathering in Arlington, Texas."
      Submitted by Betti J. Steele 8/30/2016

  • Sources 
    1. [S101] Clan Munro files - Monroe, Richard Allen, Richard Allen Monroe, Membership application - Richard Allen Monroe dated 1 Dec 1 999 - p. 4 (Reliability: 3).