George C. MONROE

George C. MONROE

Male 1871 - 1933

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  • Name  George C. MONROE 
    Born  20 Feb 1871  South Haven, Van Buren Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  Jan 1933  Prob., South Haven, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I33085  Munro
    Last Modified  27 May 2001 

    Father  Charles Jay MONROE,   b. 20 Nov 1839, Lawrence, Van Buren Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Oct 1919 
    Mother  Hattie MOREHOUSE,   b. Abt 1841, Albion, Calhoun Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jun 1903 
    Married  1866 
    Family ID  F3314  Group Sheet

    Family  Helen SMITH,   b. 22 Mar, Emden, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1950, South Haven, Van Buren Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  14 Feb 1893  South Haven, Van Buren Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. George Smith MONROE,   b. 25 Nov 1894, South Haven, Van Buren Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Aug 1918, , , , France Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Helen Louise MONROE,   b. 11 May 1898, Covert, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Randolph Blackmar MONROE,   b. 27 Feb 1906, South Haven, Van Buren Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified  20 Jan 2009 
    Family ID  F13367  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • George attended public schools in South Haven, Michigan before he moved to Covert, Michigan to attend the State Agricultural College in 1896-1899.

      He started out as a land surveyor and fruit grower for seven or eight years. On 1 Dec 1899, he accepted the position of cashier of the First State Bank of South Haven after having had a year's experience in the banking business as thepresident of the Bank of Covert, which he helped to organize under the auspices of C. H. Monroe Sons & Company on 12 Jan 1899. In 1906, he became the vice president of First State Bank of South Haven.

      George served as secretary of the Hotel Columbus Association and the South Haven Hospital Association. He was one of the organizers of the latter. He was a 32nd degree Freemason in the Scottish rite and worked his way to the top in the York rite as well. He held memberships in the Star of the Lake Lodge, No. 155; Royal Arch Chapter, No. 58; and South Haven Council, Royal and Select Masters, No. 45 and he had presided over all three. He was also associated with Malta Commandery No. 44; Knights Templars, at Benton Harbor; Saladin Temple, Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, at Grand Rapids; and DeWitt Clinton Consistory, Scottish Rite Mason, at Grand Rapids. He was also a member of Hamilton Grange, Patrons of Husbandry, and the Order of the Knights of Pythias and several insurance orders.

      He had a deep interest in the affairs of his city and county, and was a leading business man in his community. He was a Republican, but never sought public office.

      References:

      (1) "History and Genealogy of the Lexington, Mass. Munroes" by R. S. Munroe,
      2nd ed. - Florence, Massachusetts (1986) - 13-8/11-82-2 - p. 386-387

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