Franklin Marion MONROE

Franklin Marion MONROE

Male 1839 - 1910

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  • Name  Franklin Marion MONROE 
    Born  25 Jan 1839  Marion Co., South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  21 Oct 1910  Latta, Dillon Co., South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  22 Oct 1910  Latta, Dillon Co., South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I781  Munro
    Last Modified  17 Dec 2002 

    Father  David MONROE,   b. 22 Nov 1812, , , Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jan 1886, Marion Co., South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Elizabeth Godbold HASELDEN,   b. 15 Mar 1805, Marion Co., South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jun 1844, Marion Co., South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1836  , Marion, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F353  Group Sheet

    Family  Caroline LEWIS,   b. 29 Aug 1845, Marion Co., South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 May 1914, Latta, Dillon Co., South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  26 Dec 1865  , Marion, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. James MONROE,   b. 1867,   d. 1875
    >2. Annie MONROE,   b. 1869,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Elizabeth G. MONROE,   b. 1871,   d. 1956
     4. Martha Jane MONROE,   b. Abt 1874,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Clement MONROE,   b. Abt 1877,   d. Yes, date unknown
    >6. Marion Mckay MONROE,   b. 8 Jun 1880, Marion Co., South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Nov 1954, Latta, Dillon Co., South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    >7. Caroline MONROE,   b. 1882,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Mary MONROE,   b. Abt 1883,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified  20 Jan 2009 
    Family ID  F352  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • At the age of 15, Francis entered the military school in Columbia but stayed only a short time. He went to Yorkville to be with his older brother. He entered the Coward-Jenkins Military School there and stayed two years.

      After leaving Yorkville, he went to Lauriburg, North Carolina, where he attended the high school, studying Latin and French, preparing for the study of medicine. A few years later, he entered a medical college in New York where he sstudied medicine for two years. He left New York during the John Brown raid when most southerners left the area, entering Charles Medical College in Charleston, South Carolina, where he completed his study of medicine in 1860.

      He began practicing medicine in 1861 in Marion, South Carolina, but enlisted in the army at the outbreak of the U.S. Civil War later that year. He became ill just before his regiment left, so he was unable to accompany it. He enlisted again the next year and was sent to Arkansas to Price's Army. He was with Price's Army on their march through Missouri, and he fought with them in the battles of Fort Smith, Iron Mountain and others. He held the rank of Captain and served as aide-de-camp.

      He returned home at the close of the war and moved from Marion to Latta, South Carolina and began practicing medicine there. He was engaged in the mercantile business and also in farming, but the greater part of his time was spent as a physician.

      He was very active in civic and religious affairs, especially in the early days of the Latta community. He was the promoter and financer of the first church in the town.

      Francis retired from the practice of medicine in about 1905 and spent the last years of his life at his home, seldom going the half mile to town.

      Dr. Franklin "Francis" Marion Monroe was one of Latta, South Carolina's oldest and most respected citizens when he died at his home at eight o'clock on the morning of 26 Oct 1910. He was buried in the town cemetery the next day.

      References:

      (1) Clan Munro files - Wagener, Margaret Monroe - Descendants of Donald Monroe
      Emmigrant 1735

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