Harvey Gage MONROE

Harvey Gage MONROE

Male 1846 - 1910

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  • Name  Harvey Gage MONROE  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Born  22 Oct 1846  Henrietta, Monroe Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  17 Dec 1910  Pontiac, Oakland Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Pontiac, Oakland Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Harvey was buried at the Oakhill Cemetery.
    Person ID  I32834  Munro
    Last Modified  19 Jun 2012 

    Father  Myron Hawley MONROE,   b. 3 Jul 1824, Henrietta, Monroe Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jan 1912, Allegany, Cattaraugus Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  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 
    Family ID  F11319  Group Sheet

    Family  Mary Adele DAVIS,   b. 19 Jul 1851, Davisburg, Oakland Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Nov 1920, Pontiac, Oakland Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  23 Oct 1872  Davisburg, Oakland Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    >1. Charlotte Estella MONROE,   b. 4 Jun 1874, Davisburg, Oakland Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Oct 1960, Pontiac, Oakland Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    >2. Sarah Adelle MONROE,   b. 22 Mar 1877, Davisburg, Oakland Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jan 1966, White Plains, Westchester Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    >3. Hector Lafayette MONROE,   b. 10 Sep 1879, Davisburg, Oakland Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Mar 1963, Pontiac, Oakland Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    >4. Charles Augustus MONROE,   b. 15 Mar 1885, Pontiac, Oakland Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Apr 1930, Pontiac, Oakland Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    >5. John Davis MONROE, MD,   b. 4 Feb 1892, Pontiac, Oakland Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Dec 1963, Pontiac, Oakland Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  1 Dec 2009 
    Family ID  F11330  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
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      (The following is from "Descendants of John Munro" - by W.M. Roeser - Clan Munro files - Roeser, Waldomar Monroe)

      «i»Harvey Gage Monroe was born in Henrietta, New York near Rochester. His mother, Laura Gage died in childbirth. His father and the rest of his siblings were all involved in photography. Harvey and his brother Frank (Francis Monroe who later became a dentist) apparently worked for "The Detroit and Milwaukee Railroad" (later the Grand Trunk Railroad) in the Photographic Department. While in their service, and while in Michigan, Harvey met and married Mary "Mate" Davis in 1872, granddaughter of Cornelius Davis who founded Davisburg. Mary's parents were furious when they found out, and threw Mary out of the family house. Frank Monroe in a letter to his parents documents the events surrounding that time.

      In the 1880 census, Harvey was living in Davisburg, Springfield Twp. and Heck was 8 months old. At that time, his grandmother, Cynthia Gage was living with the family, and was 74 years old.

      Harvey moved his family from Davisburg to Pontiac in 1883 when he was named City Engineer. He initially lived above the Fire Barns and them moved to 68 Norton Avenue.

      Harvey was Chief Engineer of the Fire Department for 12 years. He was appointed City Engineer of the city of Pontiac, Michigan on April 11, 1883. He was made superintendent of construction when the municipal water works was established in 1887, and headed the department from the beginning work on the plant until his death in 1910. He was succeeded by his son, Hector L. Monroe. He recommended and oversaw the building of the retaining reservoir that was subsequently named "The Harvey G. Monroe Reservoir".

      He was an accomplished wheelwright, a landscape photographer, and as a hobby, made violins and violas. Harvey also turned down a request from Horace Rackham (married to his wife Mary Davis' cousin) to join the investors in Henry Ford's budding automobile building enterprise.

      He died of cancer after a protracted painful illness on 17 Dec 1910.
      «/i»**********

      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.

      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 [5]

  • Sources 
    1. [S254] Clan Munro files - Roeser, Waldomar Monroe, Waldomar Monroe Roeser, Membership application for Waldomar Monroe Roeser dated 1 3 Oct 2003 (Reliability: 3).

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

    3. [S254] Clan Munro files - Roeser, Waldomar Monroe, Waldomar Monroe Roeser, Descendants of Abel Monroe - 29 Jul 2009 - p. 1 (Reliability: 3).

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

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