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Velma Opal Monroe
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Birth: Nov. 5, 1913
Death: Dec. 21, 1920


Published in the Hutchinson News
Dec 29, 1920

One Family's Grief: Three deaths among the children withn four days is the record of grief in the home of John Monroe, near Geneseo, as reported by O.H. Six, the Lyons undertaker. Wednesday, a seven-year-old daughter died of a combination of mumps and tonsilitis; Friday, a three-year-old son died; Saturday, a six-year-old daughter died, all of the same disease. On Friday night a baby was born to the mother.

Chanute Daily Tribune
Jan 1, 1921
Sad Holiday Season
Kansas Family Lost Three Children Within One Week
Geneseo, Kas., Jan. 1. - The little Christmas presents that had be gathered into the gome of John Monroe, a farmer near her(sic), remain only memories of the sadness which the holiday season brought to the family in the death of three children within a week. In the same week, Mrs. Monroe gave birth to a child, which is doing well.
The first child to die was Thelma (sic) Opal, aged 7. Two days later Gilbert, aged 2 succumbed, and the following day Ida (sic) May, aged 6, passed away. The children died of a complication of mumps and tonsilitis.

 
 
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 Parents:
  John Phillip Monroe (1891 - 1951)
  Amanda Mae Brandon Monroe (1894 - 1973)
 
 Siblings:
  Velma Opal Monroe (1913 - 1920)
  Mildred Gwendolyn Monroe (1916 - 1920)*
  Gilbert Eugene Monroe (1918 - 1920)*
  William Curtis Monroe (1922 - 1922)*
  John Monroe (1924 - 2004)*
  Raymond Edward Monroe (1925 - 2006)*
  Deloris Irene Monroe Droegemeier (1927 - 2000)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Geneseo Cemetery
Geneseo
Rice County
Kansas, USA
 
Maintained by: Kristi Monroe Bender
Originally Created by: Sharon J Lusk
Record added: Oct 21, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 30742894
Velma Opal Monroe
Added by: Kristi Monroe Bender
 
Velma Opal Monroe
Added by: Sharon J Lusk
 
Velma Opal Monroe
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