Rita Catherine Monahan

3 January 1923–14 May 2002 (Age 79)
Kanawha, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Rita Catherine

When Rita Catherine Monahan was born on 3 January 1923, in Kanawha, West Virginia, United States, her father, Frank Sylvester Monahan, was 40 and her mother, Anna Catherine Lassamer, was 32. She married George Robert Trobaugh on 15 June 1946, in Charleston, Kanawha, West Virginia, United States. She lived in Charleston, Kanawha, West Virginia, United States in 1930. She died on 14 May 2002, in New Hanover, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Greenlawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Wilmington, New Hanover, North Carolina, United States.

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George Robert Trobaugh
Rita Catherine Monahan
Marriage: 15 June 1946

Spouse and Children

15 June 1946
Charleston, Kanawha, West Virginia, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Frank Sylvester Monahan


    Anna Catherine Lassamer




    Francis M Monahan


    Joanne Monahan



    Gloria Marie Monahan


    Regis Edward Monahan


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World Events (8)


Age 4

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Age 6

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 21

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Manacháin ‘descendant of Manachán’, a personal name representing a diminutive of manach ‘monk’. See also Monk . The Gaelic name is sometimes interpreted as if it were Ó Muineacháin ‘descendant of the little shrubbery’, and is sometimes translated as Thornton . Compare the place name Monaghan.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Rita Monahan in household of Frank S Monahan, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Rita Catherine Monahan Trobaugh, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Rita Catherine Monahan, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"

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