Southern Christian Advocate
Vol 74, #29 pg 15 col 1, issue dated Jan 5, 1911, from Sandor Teszlor Library of Wofford College:
Francis Marion Monroe
Monroe----Francis Marion Monroe, M D., was born near Marion C H, SC., January 25, 1839,
and died near his home near Latta, SC., October 21st 1910, aged seventy-one years, eight
months and twenty-six days. In his youth he joined the Methodist Episcopal Church, South,
and was a consistent and faithful member until his death. After one year spent in the study
of medicine in New York, he entered the Medical College in Charleston, SC., from which he
received his diploma March 15th, 1861. He then entered the Confederate Army and served
as surgeon in Price's army in the West. After the war, he returned to South Carolina and
practiced medicine in his native county, Marion, until ill health caused him to desist
two or three years before his death. Dr Monroe was respected and loved by the people
among whom bear witness to his high character as a citizen and a Christian gentleman.
On the 26th of December, 1865, he was married to Miss Caroline Lewis, who survives
him and mourns his departure, with her five children, M M Monroe, Mrs James Baker,
Mrs Wightman Epps, and Misses Bettie, Danie, and Mary, all of Latta, SC. The body
of our deceased brother was laid to rest on Saturday, October 22, in the cemetery
at Latta, in the presence of a large congregation of relatives and friends. The service
was simple, consisting of only the solemn ritual service of our Church, read by the pastor;
such being the choice of the family. The writer knew Dr Monroe less than a year, but was
impressed by his character from the first day of his acquaintance with him. When, on his
death bed, he gave a clear testimony of his faith in Christ and died in peace.
J E Carlisle, Pastor
Submitted by Carolyn Klear, 22 Aug 2002.
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