Monroe County - 1919

Rev. W. A. McKee was appointed pastor of the Monroe City Methodist Church at the annual conference of the Methodist-Episcopal Church South, held at Mexico. He succeeded the Rev. H. C. Bolen, who retired. The Rev. Richard D. Swinney was named pastor of the Monroe City circuit.

A daughter was born Sept. 3 to Mr. and Mrs. Mike Loehr. A daughter was born Sept. 4 to Mr. and Mrs. Ora Green. A son was born Sept. 10 to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hagan. A daughter was born Sept. 4 to Mr. and Mrs. George W. Legg.

Miss Hazel Webdell of Kirksvjlle and Jack Spencer of Hunnewell were married Sept. 3.

Mrs. Jane S. Mc Nair, widow of the late Dr. E. McNair, died in Denver, Colo. The McNairs came to Monroe City in 1904, Dr. Mc Nair serving the Presbyterian church as pastor for 12 years until he became blind and was forced to give up the work.

Miss Lois Owen entertained with a bunking party in the home of Mrs. Dent Owen. Guests included: Misses Vivian Proctor, Lucia Proctor, Vivian Lee, Virginia Asbury, Mary Lasley, Mary Bristow, Lois Hawkins, and Lucille Moss.

The enrollment in the Monroe City Public Schools for the current year had increased to 305 with 114 in high school and 191 in the grades, it was reported by Superintendent, F. E. Bridwell. There were 15 students in Washington School.

L.G. Abell sold his 240-acre farm northwest of town to an Illinois buyer for $160 an acre.