Lafayette Monk

16 September 1885–1953 (Age 67)
Kents Ridge, Russell, Virginia, United States

The Life of Lafayette

When Lafayette Monk was born on 16 September 1885, in Kents Ridge, Russell, Virginia, United States, his father, Abraham D Monk, was 25 and his mother, Lillie A Blankinship, was 23. He married Josephine Monk on 7 November 1905, in Russell, Virginia, United States. He lived in Lebanon, Russell, Virginia, United States for about 20 years and Castlewood, Russell, Virginia, United States in 1930. In 1940, at the age of 55, his occupation is listed as laborer in West Virginia, United States. He died in 1953, in Harford, Maryland, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Mountain Christian Church Cemetery, Joppa, Harford, Maryland, United States.

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Lafayette Monk
Josephine Monk
Marriage: 7 November 1905

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7 November 1905
Russell, Virginia, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 1

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1894 · Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument

Age 9

On May 30, 18944 the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors’ Monument was unveiled. It is 73 feet high and over looks Libby Hill Park. the statue represents the 13 Confederate States.
1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 18

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname for someone of monkish habits or appearance, or an occupational name for a servant employed at a monastery, from Middle English munk, monk ‘monk’ (Old English munuc, munec, from Late Latin monachus, Greek monakhos ‘solitary’, a derivative of monos ‘alone’).2 North German (Mönk) and Dutch: equivalent of 1, from Middle Low German monik, Middle Dutch moni(n)c, mun(i)c.3 Irish: translation of Gaelic Ó Muineaog ( see Minogue ) or Ó Manacháin ( see Monahan ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Lafayette Monk, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Lafayett Monk in household of Abraham Monk, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Lafayett Monk, "Virginia, Bureau of Vital Statistics, County Marriage Registers, 1853-1935"

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