Obit: Monroe, William P. (1854 - 1924)
Surnames: MONROE BACON BATES HUCKLEY
----Source: HUMBIRD ENTERPRISE (Humbird, Clark County, Wis.) 12/20/1924
Monroe, William P. (10 JUN 1854 - 12 DEC 1924)
Penn Monroe of Fairchild, well known in this commUnity, Wisconsin, died at the hospital in Eau Claire last Friday morning following an operation, after only a couple of days illness. The following obituary is from the Fairchild section of the Augusta Union:
"William Penn Monroe was born in Condersport, Potter Co., Pa., on June 19, 1854. At the age of ten years he came with his parents to La Crosse to live. They later moved to Jackson Co. He was united in marriage to Miss Eva Bacon, daughter of Hiram and Hattie Bacon of Garden Valley, Jackson Co., on Nov. 10, 1878. They engaged in farming at once in Garden Valley and continued to reside there for thirty-one years, then coming to Fairchild, Eau Claire Co., where thy have since made their home. His sudden death is mourned by his widow, two daughters, Mrs. Foster Bates of south Bend, Ind., and Mrs. Hugh Buckley of Elkhart, Ind.; two sons, Fred of Hankinson, N. D. and Lawrence of St. Paul; two sisters, thirteen grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends. His son Arthur, preceded him in death in Feb. 1922. Funeral services were held at the M. E. Church Sunday afternoon, with the Rev. John Wilcox officiating. Interment was made in the village cemetery."
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