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Henry Raymond Monroe

Henry Raymond Monroe
b. 8 October 1888, Austin, Scott County, Indiana, to Joseph Levi and Mary Ann (Owens) Monroe
d. 28 April 1968, Newcastle, Lawrence County, Pennsylvania

m/1. 17 September 1909, Austin, Scott County, Indiana
Bertha June Peacock
b. 17 October 1887, Austin, Scott County, Indiana, to William and Sarah (Bolser) Peacock
d. 23 May 1944, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania

m/2. about 1945, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Cleo Harriott

Children with Bertha June Peacock:

  • Miles Lee (1910–1963) married Florence Gerber
  • Kenneth Raymond (b. 1912) married Ruth Reimer
  • Mary Mosell (1915–1988) married (1) John Pierring, (2) Lawrence F. “Jack” McIntire
  • Emma Elizabeth (1917–1987) married (1) Willard Owens, (2) Robert White
  • Josephine Wilma (1921–1986) married Robert Isabella
  • Margaret Rose (b. 1923) married Edward Seiling

Henry Monroe’s father and mother and his paternal grandfather, William P. Monroe, were all native-born Hoosiers.

Henry was Bertha June Peacock’s second husband. She first married Clem Chasteen.

Henry tried farming in both Indiana and South Dakota between 1917 and 1927 but in October 1927 moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he accepted a position as plant policeman with the Jones and Laughlin Steel Corp. He remained in Pittsburgh until his retirement in 1953 and move to Newcastle, Pennsylvania.

Henry’s son Kenneth Raymond did not like Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, after moving there in October 1927 with his parents. On 23 February 1934, with only an eighth grade education, he enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps. In 1960, after receiving a high school diploma from George Washington University and graduating from Los Angeles City College, he accepted a position as comptroller with the U.S. State Department. He retired after 10 years with a total of 35 years service with the U.S. government.

Submitted by:
Kenneth R. Monroe
Tampa FL

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John H Bowers

John H Bowers
b. 28 October 1829, Pennsylvania, to David (?) and Catherine (Grimes?) Bowers
d. about 1913, Sedgwick County, Kansas

m. 1 August 1853, Pennsylvania
Mary Elizabeth Burthruff/Rotroff
b. 9 October 1831, Pennsylvania, to George and Ellenor (Appenzeller) Ruthruff
d. about 1926, Cheney, Sedgwick County, Kansas

Children with Mary Elizabeth Burthruff/Rotroff:

  • George Jacob (1854-1936)
  • Catherine Elizabeth (b. 1856) married Floyd Campbell
  • Mary Ellen (1858-1927) married Nathan O. Peacock
  • Jane (b. 1859) married Benjamin Dunkelberger
  • Eurella J. (1860-1928)
  • Emma May (1863-1951) married George W. Jones
  • Martha Everett (1866-1933) married Frank Leighton Dunkelberger
  • John Nelson (1869-1952)

John immigrated to Indiana from Pennsylvania in 1854. He emigrated from Indiana to Dodge
City, Ford County, Kansas, in 1882. Eleanor (Appenzeller) Ruthruff wrote many letters to her daughter Mary (Ruthruff) Bowers in Kansas. They tell of the early life and people of North Judson, Indiana, from about 1889-1901.

Submitted by:
Lorraine Van Dolah
Wichita KS