Lowery Monroe

15 September 1900–4 December 1992 (Age 92)
Royse City, Rockwall, Texas, United States

The Life of Lowery

When Lowery Monroe was born on 15 September 1900, in Royse City, Rockwall, Texas, United States, her father, George Washington Monroe, was 27 and her mother, Annie Viola McCord, was 25. She married Robert Beall Griffin about 1920, in Texas, United States. She lived in Justice Precinct 4, Rockwall, Texas, United States in 1910. She died on 4 December 1992, in Luling, Guadalupe, Texas, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Luling, Caldwell, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Robert Beall Griffin
Lowery Monroe
Marriage: about 1920

Spouse and Children

    Robert Beall Griffin



about 1920
Texas, United States

Parents and Siblings

    George Washington Monroe





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World Events (8)

1901 · Spindletop Oilfield Discovered

Age 1

"Spindletop, located south of Beaumont, becomes the first major oil well to be discovered in Texas. Other fields were discovered in shortly after, which ultimately led to the highly impactful ""oil boom""."
1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 1

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

Age 27

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

Name Meaning

Scottish: according to tradition, this is a rare example of a Gaelic surname of topographic origin, the first element of which is probably Gaelic mun, a mutated form of bun ‘foot’, or British minit ‘hill’. In Ireland this name has sometimes been used as an equivalent of O’Mellan ( see Mellon ) and Milroy 2.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Lowery Monroe in household of G W Monroe, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Lowery Monroe Griffin in entry for Emily Ann Griffin, "Texas Birth Certificates, 1903-1935"
  • Lowery M. Griffin, "Find A Grave Index"

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