I.R. Monnette, son of Byron Elsworth Monnett and Harriett (Hattie) Jones Monnette Dierdorf. Born on 12/08/1889 on the family farm near Kirkpatrick, in Scott Twp. Marion County Ohio. Married on March 1, 1913 to Rebecca Jane Burtsfield (d. 1972). Father of John E., Paul I., Mary Jean, Damon E., and Harriett Ann Monnette. Grandfather of nine and great grandfather. A lifelong farmer in Marion County Ohio, he also operated grain elevators at Hoover Station (Marion County Ohio) and Tobias. Served on the Scott Township Board of Education for the school once located at Kirkpatrick, Ohio. Preceded in death by father, sister Hazel Alice, daughter Harriett Ann, mother and son John E.