Rosa Cornelia MONROE

Rosa Cornelia MONROE

Female 1865 - 1947

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  • Name  Rosa Cornelia MONROE  [1
    Born  19 Nov 1865  Howell, Livingston Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Female 
    Died  5 Aug 1947  Oakland, Alameda Co., California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Porterville, Tulare Co., California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I5154  Munro
    Last Modified  7 May 2007 

    Father  George Washington MONROE,   b. 9 Feb 1843, Howell, Livingston Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 May 1923, Howell, Livingston Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Sarah Cornelia BOOTHBY,   b. 10 Jan 1843, Hartford, , Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Oct 1877, Howell, Livingston Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  20 Sep 1864  Howell, Livingston Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F307  Group Sheet

    Family  Emmett Johnson WHALIAN,   b. 12 Mar 1868, Chelsea, Washtenaw Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jun 1954, Hayward, Alameda Co., California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  12 Mar 1889  North Lake, Marquette Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Myrtle Harriet WHALIAN,   b. 30 Dec 1889-1890, Howell, Livingston Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    >2. Olive Buckley WHALIAN,   b. 8 Nov 1891, Howell, Livingston Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Alma Ruth WHALIAN,   b. 12 Mar 1894, Howell, Livingston Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep 1929
    >4. Ila Verle WHALIAN,   b. 19 Apr 1896, Howell, Livingston Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Dec 1977, Billings, Yellowstone Co., Montana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    >5. Velna Ethel WHALIAN,   b. 20 May 1902, Howell, Livingston Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Sep 1991, Tampa, Hillsborough Co., Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Amy Arvilla WHALIAN,   b. 1 Feb 1911, Fingal, North Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified  20 Jan 2009 
    Family ID  F2129  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • One reference says Rosa was born on 19 Nov 1863 in Leslie, Michigan and died in Salinas, California.

      Rosa was the eldest of five children. Her mother died when she was 11 years old. The youngest, Bert, was then a baby. Rosa and her father did their best to care for the family. Even after her father remarried, it was not an easy life for Rosa, but she loved her father and brothers and endured much unhappiness to be near them. Finally she went to live with her aunt Emma, who was the second wife of Richard Whalian. There she met his son, Emmett. They both taught school and had much in common. They fell in love and married.

      Rosa went to normal school in Howell for 6-10 weeks and began boarding out while teaching school for various periods of time. In between teaching, she lived with her Uncle Richard and Aunt Emma, where she helped with the family chores including sewing. She developed a life-long love for sewing. She made an elaborate, beautiful high school graduation dress for her daughter, Olive.

      Ref: Clan Munro files - Griffin, Richard
      - Farlow, Donna

      References:

      (1) "History and Genealogy of the Lexington, Mass. Munroes" by R. S. Munroe,
      2nd ed. - Florence, Massachusetts (1986) - 13-87-13/5-1 - p. 372

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

  • Sources 
    1. [S559] Clan Munro files - Antunes, Rebecca E., Rebecca E. Antunes, Membership application for Rebecca E. Antunes - 16 Dec 2006 (Reliability: 3).