Monroe, Francis F.
Age: 22, credited to Chester, VT
Unit(s): 122nd NY INF
Service: enl, 1862, 122nd NY INF
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Birth: 01/12/1841, Chester, VT
Burial: Ascutney Cemetery, Windsor, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Lew & Ginny Gage
Findagrave Memorial #: 100169043
Alias?: None noted
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Ascutney Cemetery, Windsor, VT
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Francis F. Monroe
The Vermont Journal, June, 1920
Francis F. Monroe was born in Chester, Vt., January 12, 1841, and died in Windsor, June, 21, 1920. At the age of 22 he enlisted in the service of his country from the state of New York and was assigned to Co. C 122nd Regiment, New York Infantry. He always took a deep interest in all things relating to the Grand Army of the Republic and on his dying bed he assisted in making arrangements for the exercises of Last Memorial Day. He belonged to the various bodies of the Masonic Fraternity and was a valued and highly respected member.
In the year of 1881, he united with the Methodist Episcopal church, under the pastorate of the late Rev. A. W. Ford and ever after was a constant and loyal member of the same. He served on the board of stewards and was always a generous supporter of all benevolent enterprises.
Mr. Monroe was three times married. By the first marriage there were three children and by the second, seven. The surviving children are Albert, Frank, James, Edwin and Walter, of this place, Elmer of Randolph, and Minnie of Bellows Falls. He is also survived by his widow, Mrs. Lucinda (Leet) Monroe with whom he was united in marriage on April 23, 1902.
Mr. Monroe was a gentleman of the old school, honest, upright and sincere in all of his dealings with his fellow men. He will be missed in the church life and lodge life of the community. But most of all in his home, where he ever delighted to be. As a husband and father he sought to do his full duty and as the end drew near he was patiently waiting for the summons to come for promotion to the heavenly ranks. Faith triumphed over fear and the sure reward was his. "The memory of the just is blessed."
The funeral service was held at his late home on Wednesday, June 23 at 3 p.m. Rev. W. E. Douglass officiated and the burial was under the auspices of the Masonic fraternity. The venerable L. C. Parkhurst rendering the ritual service in a most impressive manner for the 81st time.
Courtesy of Cathy Hoyt.