Monroe, Vaughn

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Monroe, Vaughn Gender: M
Vaughn Wilton Monroe
born on 7 October 1911 at 18:06 (= 6:06 PM )
Place Akron, Ohio, 41n05, 81w31
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Wilsons
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 13°36' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 11°26 Asc.s_taucol.18.gif 11°49'

Vaughn Monroe


American singer, musician and bandleader of the ‘40s. His movies include "Singing Guns" (1950) and "Toughest Man in Arizona" (1951).

Vaughn Wilton Monroe was of Scottish-Irish descent, named after a matinee idol of the time, Vaughn Glaser. The family moved to Cudahy, Wisconsin and later to Jeannette, Pennsylvania. When a neighbor gave him a trumpet, it helped launch Monroe’s musical interest, and by age 11 he played in his school’s band. In high school, he was an all-around athlete, combining this interest with trumpet playing and singing with the high school band.

In 1925, he won a state-wide trumpet contest held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He entered Carnegie Institute of Technology in 1929 to take up engineering, not music, even though he earned his tuition by playing nights in a professional dance band. He gradually realized that music was his vocation, and quit college in 1932 to join the Austin Wylie band in Cleveland, Ohio. After six months, he joined Larry Funk’s Orchestra as a vocalist and trumpet player, staying for about 3-l/2 years.

In 1936, he signed up with society bandleader Jack Marshard who played in New England areas, which put Monroe in Boston often enough to continue his musical studies at the New England Conservatory of Music. Marshard thought Monroe would make a good bandleader and, in 1937, he had him lead one of his groups. Monroe gradually segued into band leading, and in 1939 put together his own group. The band was primarily a society orchestra. When he reorganized it in April 1940 he was eager to take on the new jump and rhythm that was taking over the country.

He married Marion Baughman on 2 April 1940, and their daughter Candace was born on 13 December 1941.

Monroe died on 21 May 1973 in Stuart, Florida, cause unspecified. He was 61.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Work : Prize 1925 (Won trumpet contest)
  • Social : Begin a program of study 1929 (Entered Carnegie Institute of Technology)
  • Social : Joined group 1932 (Quit school to join band)
  • Social : Joined group 1936 (Joined Jack Marshard)
  • Work : New Job 1937 (Began bandleading)
  • Work : Begin Major Project 1939 (Formed his own group)
  • Relationship : Marriage 2 April 1940 (Marion Baughman)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 13 December 1941 (Daughter Candace born)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Death, Cause unspecified 21 May 1973 (in Stuart, FL, age 61)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

B.C. in hand from the Wilsons


  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (One daughter)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress (Music for movies)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Conductor (Bandleader)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Group/ Duo (Formed own band)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist (Trumpet)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc.