With the compliments of The CYNTHIANA DEMOCRAT, Cynthiana, Harrison County, Kentucky.
9 September 1943
Isaac Newton Monson, 84 years old, retired business man, died Sunday morning, September 5, at his home on North Church street, the end coming after a critical illness of some weeks. He had been in impaired health for some months. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the Whaley Funeral Home with the Rev. O. E. Turner officating, assisted by the Rev. C. W. Elsey, os Shelbyville. Burial in Battle Grove cemetery. pallbearers, W. P. Humphrey, Collis Maffett, Charles Evans, Dr. J. B. Beck, J. Arch Bailey and Hall McGladdery. Honorary pallbearers, James L. Shawhan, M. C. Swinford, S. F. Sprake, Edgar VanHook, Dr. J. P. Wyles, D. F. Slade, B. P. Young, Wallace Mastin and Adam Spegal. Mr. Monson was born February 20, 1859, in Nicholas county, a son of Elijah Whaley and Susan Turley Monson, pioneer residents of that section; he was named for his great-grandfather, Rev. isaac Monson, who preached in Bourbon and Harrison counties from 1793 to 1850. In his younger days, Mr. Monson taught school in this and adjoining counties and in 1882 moved to Cynthiana and entered into mercantile business. Honest and straightforward in all his dealings. "Ide" as he was known among close friends, won the respect of all those with whom he came in contact. He lived to witness many changes in Cynthiana where he devoted so many years to business activiities. For 37 years he was connected with the Crown Jewel Milling Company, formerly the Licking Valley Mills; ten years of his life was spent as Revenue Collector and for many years he served as treasurer of the Cynthiana Baptist Church, later becoming clerk. It was during his term as treasurer that the church was built on Walnut street; it now houses the Thomson Motor Co. Mr. Monson was a man of quiet reserved character and possessed a pleasant personality, and his friends had a warm regard for him. He joined Irvinsville Baptist church when a small boy but later moved his membership to Cynthiana. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ella Long Monson, a daughter, Miss Edith Long Monson, teacher of Romance Languages in Paris high school, four sisters, Mrs. E. T. Gaffin, Headquarters; Miss Bessie Monson, Birmingham, Ala., Mrs. Louella Eyans, and Mrs. B. W. Monson, this city.