Pueblo County, Colorado

Contributed by Karen Mitchell.

Monroe Marble, a partner in the firm of Marble Brothers, took up the carpenter's trade in early manhood and during the intervening years has won a prominent position among the contractors and builders of Pueblo. He was born in Tipton, Cedar county, Iowa, on the 26th of April, 1863, and is a son of Jerome and Elizabeth (Fralich) Marble. The period of his boyhood and youth was passed in the middle west and he was a young man of twenty-seven years when in 1890 he and his brother came to Colorado, where three years later they were joined by their parents, who passed away in Pueblo. The father was a builder and Monroe Marble learned his trade under his father's direction. He has followed carpentering continuously since 1880, working in that way in Iowa, Kansas and Colorado. As his powers have developed and his ability increased he has made substantial advance in his chosen occupation. Ultimately he entered into partnership with his brother, under the firm style of Marble Brothers, for the conduct of a contracting business and they have erected the St. Paul Methodist Episcopal church, the North Avenue Methodist Episcopal church, the United Brethren church, the Minnequa school and the Young Men's Christian Association building of the Colorado Fuel & Iron Company, the Odd Fellows Home at Canon City and also rebuilt the Central high school of Pueblo. In fact the contracts awarded them have been of a very important character and their business has become one of large volume and importance. On the 15th of June, 1892, Mr. Marble was united in marriage to Miss Estella Thomas. His political allegiance is given to the republican party and he is identified with the Woodmen of the World and the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks. He is also a member of the Commerce Club, showing his active interest in everything pertaining to the welfare and progress of the community, the extension of its trade relations and the upbuilding of its interests. His cooperation can always be counted upon to further any measure for the public good and at the same time he is one of the busiest and most energetic representatives of industrial activity in the city of Pueblo. In fact Marble Brothers are known as the most active and prominent contractors of Pueblo, being accorded the largest jobs and meeting with excellent success in their undertakings. History Of Colorado Illustrated Volume III Chicago The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company 1918

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