Dr. John F. Monmonier died June 11, 1894, at his home, 824 North Calvert Street. He was born in Baltimore in 1813. He was educated at St. Mary's College and received his medical degree from the University of Maryland, in 1834.
He was a member of the City Council from 1840 to 1847 and President of the School Board from 1836 until 1852.
Additionally, Dr. Monmonier was the President of the Medical and Chirurgical Society of Maryland from 1875 to 1876.
From 1832 to 1842, he served as the Physician to the Maryland Penitentiary, in addition to being Professor of Physiology at Washington University in Baltimore, from 1867 until 1877.
He took a great deal of interest in the public school system and was instrumental, together with Rev. John McJilton and others, to establsh high schools in Baltimore, particularly, the Male Central High School, now City College.
He was the Director of the Central Savings Bank and the City Health Commisioner in 1850
His widow, Mrs. Catherine Monmonier, the daughter of the late Captain John Hooper, of Dorchester County and four children survive him, Miss Isabella, Mr. Ignatius and Mr. Vincent Monmonier, and Dr. John Monmonier, who is a Professor of Anatomy and Surgery at Washington University.
A Requiem Mass was celebrated at St.Ignatius Church, with Rev. William Cowardin officiating. Burial was in Bonnie Brae Cemetery.
Baltimore Sun, 6/13/1894