Biography of Lynn Monroe
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LYNN MONROE.
Among the well known and successful business citizens of Jasper, Jasper county, Missouri, is Lynn Monroe, the capable and popular editor and proprietor of the newsy little sheet read by the citizens of Jasper which is known as the "Jasper News." Mr. Monroe was born in Bloomsburg, Columbia county, Pennsylvania, on February 26, 1871, and was a son of A. W. Monroe, who came to Jasper county in 1878, locating in Carthage, where he still lives. The mother of our subject was Miss Emma Leggett, also a native of Pennsylvania, who died in Carthage in 1891. Mr. and Mrs. Monroe had a family of four sons and one daughter, and of this family our subject was the second child.

Lynn Monroe had reached the age of seven years when his parents came to Missouri, and he was educated in the schools of Carthage. Early in life his tastes led him into the printing offices, and at the age of seventeen he decided to learn the business of printing, and with that end in view he entered the office of the Carthage "Evening Press," where he continued for ten years. In 1898 he came to Jasper and established the "Jasper News," in connection with a very complete job printing office, and has met with most encouraging success. His subscription list reaches the encouraging number of five hundred subscribers and the paper has become a necessity to the public of Jasper. As Mr. Monroe is an independent in politics, he is able to reach both parties and aims also to make his journal suitable for home reading. The local news is carefully collected and presented in a clear and concise manner.

Mr. Monroe was married in 1896, in Carthage, to Miss Elizabeth Dabney, a daughter of I. W. Dabney, a native of Iowa, and two children have been born of this union: Harold and Arthur. For a number of years he has been a consistent member of the Methodist church and is the efficient superintendent of the Sunday school. Socially he is a member of the Modern Woodmen, in which organization he takes an active part, and is well known and highly respected through Jasper county.

From:
The Biographical History of Jasper County, Missouri
By Hon. Malcolm G. McGregor
The Lewis Publishing Co.
Chiago 1901


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