Myron Hawley MONROE

Myron Hawley MONROE

Male 1824 - 1912

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  • Name  Myron Hawley MONROE  [1, 2, 3
    Born  3 Jul 1824  Henrietta, Monroe Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  18 Jan 1912  Allegany, Cattaraugus Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Myron died at the home of his daughter, Lizzie Altenburg.
    Buried  Rochester, Monroe Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Myron was buried at the Mount Hope Cemetery, Lot 84, Range 3.
    Person ID  I2660  Munro
    Last Modified  13 Jun 2012 

    Father  Rev. Joseph MONROE,   b. 1798, Hudson, Columbia Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Henrietta, Monroe Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Sophia DUNHAM,   b. 13 Apr 1805,   d. Jul 1824, Henrietta, Monroe Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  3 Mar 1822  Henrietta, Monroe Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F1288  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Laura Ann GAGE,   b. 4 Aug 1825, Henrietta, Monroe Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Oct 1846, Henrietta, Monroe Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1845 
    Children 
    >1. Harvey Gage MONROE,   b. 22 Oct 1846, Henrietta, Monroe Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Dec 1910, Pontiac, Oakland Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  1 Dec 2009 
    Family ID  F11319  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Mary Elizabeth HIBBARD,   b. 4 May 1826, Morristown, St. Lawrence Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Feb 1905, Allegany, Cattaraugus Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  14 Jun 1848  Henrietta, Monroe Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Myron and Mary were married by Reverend Porter McKinstry. The witnesses were Daniel Galentine and Margaret Lawson.
    Children 
    >1. George Hibbard MONROE,   b. 11 Mar 1849, Henrietta, Monroe Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Nov 1916, Jamestown, Chautauqua Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    >2. Francis Allis MONROE, DDS,   b. 10 Nov 1854, Henrietta, Monroe Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 May 1926, Jamestown, Chautauqua Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    >3. Mary Charlotte MONROE,   b. 26 Jul 1858, Rochester, Monroe Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jun 1942, Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    >4. Charles Herman MONROE,   b. 29 Aug 1860, Rochester, Monroe Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Nov 1912, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    >5. Sarah Elizabeth MONROE,   b. 29 Oct 1862, Rochester, Monroe Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Apr 1961, Olean, Cattaraugus Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    >6. Carolyn Louise MONROE,   b. 18 Jan 1866, Rochester, Monroe Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jun 1918, Olean, Cattaraugus Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Frances Janette MONROE,   b. 3 Jan 1868, Rochester, Monroe Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Feb 1868, Rochester, Monroe Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  1 Dec 2009 
    Family ID  F1287  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
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      (The following is from "Descendants of John Munro" - received from W. M. Roeser - 14 May 2012)

      «i»Noted photographer in Rochester, New York, working in daguerreotype plates, and at age 27 took a famous daguerreotype photograph of Jenny Lind at a concert under the direction of P.T. Barnum. This was the first picture to be made of the famous singer. His four sons, and three daughters all were professionally connected with photography. Myron Monroe married Laura Anna Gage in 1845. She died at age 20 in childbirth when Harvey Gage Monroe was born.

      Myron Hawley Monroe married his second wife, Mary Elizabeth Hibbard of Henrietta, New York on June 14, 1847. Married by Reverend Porter McKinstry. Witnesses were Daniel Galentine, and Margaret Lawson.

      Myron Monroe was born in Henrietta, New York and his mother Sophia Dunham Monroe died at age 19 soon after his birth, and he lived with his grandmother, Sophia Dunham and with his uncle Seneca Dunham. For 30 years he was a successful photographer, but later in life entered the ministry. He became blind but retained the ability to play the violin, and died at age 88 at the home of his daughter, Elizabeth Lizzie Altenburg.«/i»
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      In 1850, he was working as a shoemaker in New York.

      In Rochester, New York, USA in 1877, a young bank clerk called George Eastman planned to take a summer vacation in Santo Domingo, and a colleague suggested he should make a photographic record. Eastman bought all the necessary equipment for the wet plate process and took lessons from a professional photographer, G. H. Munroe, the son of a long-established Rochester photographer Myron H. Monroe. Eastman never made the trip, but it was the start of his long and eventually profitable involvement with the medium. He found the collodion process complex and started experiments to try to simplify it.

      Ref: Clan Munro files - Purdy, Scott Munroe
      "The Monroe Book" by Dr. Joan S. Guilford - New York Unconnected Monroes

      References:

      (1) Clan Munro files - Roeser, Douglas Lee - Direct Descendants of Abel Monroe
      - undated

      Compiled and edited by Allen Alger, Genealogist, Clan Munro Association, USA [4]

  • Sources 
    1. [S254] Clan Munro files - Roeser, Waldomar Monroe, Waldomar Monroe Roeser, Descendants of Robert Monroe - p. 3 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S254] Clan Munro files - Roeser, Waldomar Monroe, Waldomar Monroe Roeser, Descendants of Abel Monroe - 29 Jul 2009 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S254] Clan Munro files - Roeser, Waldomar Monroe, Waldomar Monroe Roeser, Descendants of John Munro (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S379] Clan Munro files - Swanson, Michael, Michael Swanson, Monroe-Swanson database - received 18 Jan 2005 (Reliability: 3).