Friday, June 24, 2022

Dr. Day Monroe--One of Lila Day Monroe's Daughters

As always, I was looking for something else and I came across this....Lila Day Monroe (aka Judge Lee Monroe's wife), they lived across the street from the Dillon house (her house was razed for the Docking to be built, it was 3 story, yellow brick....), she was a suffragette, editor, the first woman lawyer in KS and the person who compiled the stories that became Pioneer Women. One of her daughters lived in Potwin, but this is the other unknown daughter! So cool to find this. C Here is a link to the book that was mentioned: Here is her obit: Topeka Capital-Journal, Thursday, June 3, 1982, page 34: Day Monroe Day Monroe, 93, 7220 Asbury Lane, formerly of 2311 W. 17th, died late Tuesday at a Topeka hospital after a short illness. She was born Oct. 19, 1888, at WaKeeney, the daughter of Judge Lee Monroe and Lila Day Monroe. She was graduated from Washburn College and received an honorary doctorate from Washburn University, both at Topeka. She also studied at Sorbonne, Paris, France; Columbia University, New York City, and received her doctorate from the University of Chicago. Miss Monroe taught at Columbia University, Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y., and later taught economics at the University of Washington, Seattle. During World War II she served with the American Red Cross in France. She was a member of Grace Episcopal Cathedral and Topeka Home Economist Club, both at Topeka. Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Lenore M. Stratton, Topeka. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery, Topeka. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.