James Harrison MONROE, Jr.

James Harrison MONROE, Jr.

Male 1915 - 2000

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  • Name  James Harrison MONROE, Jr.  [1
    Suffix  Jr. 
    Born  20 Apr 1915  Unison, Loudoun Co., Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  20 Nov 2000  , Loudoun Co., Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID  I716  Munro
    Last Modified  28 Dec 2010 

    Father  James Harrison MONROE,   b. 22 Mar 1875, , , Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Apr 1937 
    Mother  Beulah Lee WHITMAN,   b. 25 Apr 1884, Of, Tazewell Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Mar 1953 
    Married  Oct 1912  , , Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F331  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Mary Elizabeth LOWE,   b. 1917,   d. 27 Mar 2013 
    Last Modified  28 Dec 2010 
    Family ID  F8305  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Elizabeth Brand Higgins MITCHELL,   b. 15 Dec 1915,   d. 2 Apr 1984, Leesburg, Loudoun Co., Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  21 Jun 1937  , , Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Living
    Last Modified  20 Jan 2009 
    Family ID  F330  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
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      ĞiğJames Harrison Monroe, 85, a Northern Virginia banker who retired in 1975 as vice president of Fidelity national Bank in Arlington, died Nov. 20 at Loudoun Rehabilitation Center. He had Parkinsons's disease.

      In retirement, Mr. Monroe became a real estate broker. He was co-owner with Stanley S. Monroe of the Monroes of Virginia brokerage in Leesburg. He also served on the boards of Loudoun Hospital Center, the Loudoun Industrial Bond Committee and the Ebenezer Cemetery Association in Round Hill.

      A resident of Leesburg, he was born in Unison and attended national University Law School and the American Institute of Banking. During World War II, he served in the Army Air Forces as a flight instructor and bombardier in Europe. He was awarded a Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal with three oak leaf clusters.

      After the war, he began his banking career and served as a bank officer with American Security and Trust Co., Hyattsville Building Association and Falls Church Mortgage Corp. before joining Fidelity national Bank.

      He had served on the board of regents of the James Monroe Law Office and Memorial Museum in Fredericksburg, Va., and he was a member and officer of the Sons of the American Revolution, Sons of the Confederacy, Order of Stars and Bars and the Sons and Daughters of the Pilgrims.

      Mr. Monroe was a former president and board member of the St. Andrew's Society of Washington, chieftan of the Virginia Scottish Games Association and president and chairman of the board of the Clan Monro Association U.S.A.

      His first wife, Elizabeth Brand Mitchell monroe, died in 1984.

      Survivors include his wife, Mary L. Monroe of Leesburg; a daughter from his first marriage, Elizabeth Brand Monroe of Zionsville, Ind.; a stepson, William S. Hutton of Nashville; and two step-grandsons.Ğ/iğ

      (Obituary of James Harrison monroe - The Washington Post - 22 Nov 2000)
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      ĞiğMonroe, James Harrison (Age 85)

      A banker in Northern Virginia for many years, died after a brief illness on Monday, November 20 at the Loudoun Rehabilitation Center. His first wife, Elizabeth Brand Mitchell Monroe died in 1984. Survivors include his second wife, Mary L. Monroe of Leesburg; a daughter, Elizabeth Brand Monroe, Zionsville, IN; a stepson, William S. Hutton, Nashville, TN; and two step-grandsons, Gregory S. Hutton of Purcelville, VA; and Timothy J. Hutton of Ashburn, VA. The family will receive friends Tuesday, November 21 at Hall Funeral Home of Purceville from 6 to 8 pm. Services will be held Wednesday, November 22 at funeral home beginning at 2 p.m. Memorial contributions may be given to Ebenezer Cemetery Company, P.O. Box 174, Purceville, VA 20134
      Ğ/iğ
      (Obituary of James Harrison Monroe - unknown newspaper - unknown date)
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      Harrison served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II and flew a number of combat missions.

      He joined the Saint Andrew's Society of Washington, D.C. in 1963 and served as its president 1971-1972. He was also a member of the Sons of The American Revolution and the Sons of Confederate Veterans. He served as Commander of Clinton Hatcher Camp #21 of the Sons of Confederate Veterans. He was very active in the Clan Munro Association, U.S.A and served as President, and Chairman of the Board of Directors. He was also a member of the Board of Directors of Clan Munro (Association) in Scotland.

      His second wife was Mary Elizabeth (Hutton) Lowe. One reference gives 29 Mar 1984 as the date of death of his first wife, Elizabeth "Pinkey" Mitchell.

      He lived at 'Ben Eagles', Rt. 2, Box 233, Leesburg, Virginia.

      The following is an email message from Dr. Bruce Munro dated 20 Nov 2000:

      Clan Munro members:

      Mary Monroe and I have just finished a very sad phone call -- after several months of progressive illness, our founder and ex president died quietly and peacefully at 2:30 AM this morning. He had been my friend, guide and mentor from 1969 and will be sorely missed.

      Visitation will be at Halls Funeral Home on Route 7 in Purcellville, VA on Tuesday (tomorrow) from 6 to 8 PM. Funeral services will be conducted there at 2 PM Wednesday. He will be interred at the Ebenezer Church next to Pinkie.

      Later suggestions for donations to the church or the clan will be sent by our President.

      We will all join in prayers for both Mary and Harrison at this sorrowful time.

      Bruce Munro.

      Ref: Clan Munro files - Cones, Mona
      - Johnson, Monroe
      "Journey From Ross-shire" by James Harrison Monroe - p. 1-2

      Ref: Clan Munro files - Monroe, Richard Walter - "Virginia Descendants of
      Andrew Monroe" by Anne Monroe Wintzer - p. 31-33

      Compiled and edited by Allen Alger, Genealogist, Clan Munro Association, USA [2]

  • Sources 
    1. [S693] Clan Munro files - Munro, Ronald Geyer, Ronald Geyer Munro, Obituary of James Harrison Monroe - The Washington Post - 22 Nov 2000 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S36] Clan Munro files - Munro, Alan Bruce, Alan Bruce Munro, Email from Bruce Munro dated 20 Nov 2000 (Reliability: 3).