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Monroe family papers

Identifier: c-00705

Content Description

This collection consists of photocopies of Monroe family military documents including Norton M. Monroe's discharge papers (December 1863), a pension form for Norton M. Monroe from November 1918, a claim for settlement of unused leave form for Maurice F. Monroe, circa 1946. There is also a copy of a handwritten land tax form for Hiram Hardy from 1867.


  • Creation: 1863, 1868, 1918, 1920, 1924, circa 1946


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

Biographical Note

Norton M. Monroe, from Howell, Michigan, enlisted in the Union Army on August 14, 1862 at age 21. He served in Company H, Michigan 22nd Infantry Regiment, and mustered out on December 8, 1863 at Nashville, Tennessee. According to the Record of Service of Michigan Volunteers 1861-65, Monroe was wounded during the Civil War.

He was married to Caroline Monroe, with whom he had at least three children, Fred, Nellie, and Lewis. According to the 1870 and 1880 U.S. Censuses, Monroe lived with his wife and children in Howell, Livingston County, Michigan, and worked as a farmer. In 1910, at age 69, he was working as a farmer, and living with his daughter Nellie Stowe in Leroy, Ingham County, Michigan. By 1920, Norton and Nellie had moved to Webberville, Ingham County, Michigan.

Hiram Hardy was born November 8, 1828 in Livingston County, New York to Francis and Dorcas Hardy. He worked as a farmer. He was married to Hannah Margarit Fulton Hardy, with whom he had two children, John Hiram Hardy and Laura Jennie Young. Hardy died September 5, 1869 in Leroy, Ingham County, Michigan at age 39.

Maurice Frederick Monroe was born March 28, 1922 to Ivan Roswell and Alice E. Monroe in Ingham County, Michigan. He was a World War II veteran who served with the U.S. Army from 1942 to 1945 as a Technician fifth grade (TEC 5). He was married to Helen Agnes Monroe. They had eight children: Lynda, Barbara, Mary, Maurice Jr., Joseph, Christopher, Elizabeth, and Steven. Monroe worked for Oldsmobile, retiring in 1977 after 33 years of service. He died March 1, 1997 in Webberville, Ingham County, Michigan.


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Donor(s) have transferred any applicable copyright to Michigan State University but the collection may contain third-party materials for which copyright was not transferred. Copyright restrictions may apply. Property Rights: Michigan State University.

Monroe Family Papers
4 Published And Cataloged
M. Badgley Malone
December 2018
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Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

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