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Charles Monk
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Birth: Aug. 13, 1839, England
Death: May 16, 1911
Jasper County
Missouri, USA

Charles Monk
Aug 13, 1838 - May 16, 1911

Charles Monk was born Aug 13, 1838 in Birmingham England.
NOTE: According to the person that provided information on Charles Monk's Missouri Death Certificate, or Knell Undertaking, one of them made a mistake if the year/month/day his birth year was given as 1839. If by computing the date by 72 years, 1 month and 8 days, it comes out to 1839.

He lived at 218 N. Garrison, Carthage, MO. and was widowed
He was retired as Superintendent of Water service for Frisco Railroad.

He passed away on May 16, 1911, 6 pm. He was 72 years, 1 month, and 8 days of age.
Burial was at Park Cemetery on May 18th under the direction of Knell Undertaking Company.

Additional information:

The Kansas division of the San Francisco Railroad has no more efficient official than Charles Monk who has charge of the water supply at Carthage Missouri. Mr Monk was born in Smethwick England in August 1838 and he was the son of Edward and Elizabeth Mills Monk both of whom passed their lives in England where the father was a merchant dealing in all kinds of lumber. Charles Monk was given a common school education and at the age of sixteen years became an employe of a rolling mill and learned the trade of machinist. After being discharged as perfectly competent he traveled as a journeyman working at his trade through England but became anxious to seek his fortunes in America.

In 1867 he reached New York from there went to Philadelphia and in that city found plenty of work for three years at the end of that period going to the mines at Weatherby, Carbon County, Pennsylvania but secured employment in the machine shops of the Lehigh Valley Railroad Company and remained with that corporation until 1880.

In 1881 Mr Monk came to Springfield Missouri and entered into the employ of the San Francisco Railroad. He was sent from the machine shops there to Joplin to work in the round house and in 1882 came to Carthage being entrusted with the important position he now holds. Honesty and industry have brought him success and he now enjoys the perfect confidence of the great road he serves so faithfully. Mr Monk was married to Miss Mary Ann Lester who was born in England and was a daughter of William Lester who was also a native of Smethwick.

The six children of Mr and Mrs Monk are: Walter; Samuel E; Alfred; Charles W; Laura, who married Clement Hubbard; and Anna. Mr Monk owns a fine farm of one hundred and eighty four acres of land in Marion township which is occupied by his son Alfred and he also owns property in Carthage his comfortable residence being on North Garrison avenue. Not only is Mr Monk held in high regard by the company as one of their most reliable men but he is also the object of respect and esteem in the community which is his home.

Source: The Biographical Record of Jasper County, Missouri By Malcolm G. McGregor

Family links: 
  Mary Ann Lester Monk (1844 - 1920)*
  Walter Monk (1864 - 1941)*
*Calculated relationship
Park Cemetery
Jasper County
Missouri, USA
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Record added: Nov 11, 2008
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