According to the Internet source given below, Monroe A. Althouse was an American composer, bandmaster and music publisher born in Centre Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania.
He played the violin, trombone and baritone touring with Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show during his teens.He organized the Rajah Theater pit orchestra and lead the Ringgold Band. Best known for his parade marches he was a fellow-Freemason and friend with John Philip Sousa
He died in Reading, Pennsylvania.
||Biography by wikipedia.org.