Frank Asbury MUNROE

Frank Asbury MUNROE

Male 1866 - 1953

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  • Name  Frank Asbury MUNROE 
    Born  25 Feb 1866  Annapolis, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  28 Nov 1953  Annapolis, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I1145  Munro
    Last Modified  2 Jan 2003 

    Father  James MUNROE,   b. 24 Sep 1827, Annapolis, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Sep 1896, Annapolis, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Matilda Rebecca WALTERS,   b. 26 Nov 1838, Of, Gettysburg Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Feb 1893 
    Married  25 May 1862 
    Family ID  F531  Group Sheet

    Family  Margaret Davidson HALL,   b. 23 Sep 1870, Of, Davidsonville Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Apr 1954, Annapolis, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  12 Nov 1896  Annapolis, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Davidson Hall MUNROE,   b. 29 Oct 1900,   d. 19 Jan 1903
    >2. Frank Asbury MUNROE, Jr.,   b. 21 Mar 1904, Annapolis, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Dec 1980
    Last Modified  20 Jan 2009 
    Family ID  F530  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Frank graduated from St. John's College in 1885. He was a member of its first football team. He started law school in Baltimore, but when his father suffered a stroke, he gave up law and returned home to manage the store. When his father died in 1896, Frank took over the store and ran it until he sold it in May 1929.

      In 1909, Frank was elected to the City Council. In 1912, he became a Judge of the Orphans' Court of Anne Arundel County. In 1935, he was appointed by the Governor to be a member of the County Board of Educatation, and served as its president for 15 years being reappointed by Democratic and Republican governors every four years. Frank was always a Republican and was elected Clerk of the Court in 1934 for four years. In 1946, at the age of 80, he was elected County Commissioner by a huge majority.

      Frank was one of the organizers of the Annapolis Volunteer Fire Department and continued to answer fire calls until at least 1914.

      He was a member of the Severn River Boat Club (later renamed the Annapolis Yacht Club). He rowed sculls as a young man. He was a Mason for over 50 years, a member of the South River club and the Annapolitan Club. He served as Junior Warden of St. Anne's Church for 40 years. While he was President of the Board of Education, he attended every graduation ceremony in the County, and kissed every girl graduate.

      Frank married the daughter of John Wilson and Matilda (Davidson) Inglehart. It is not known why her surname is Hall. Perhaps she was previously married.

      References:

      (1) Clan Munro files - Munroe, Frank A., Jr. - undated newsletter showing the
      descendants of Matilda Davidson and John Wilson Inglehart

      (2) Clan Munro files - Munroe, Frank A., Jr. - The Munroes of Annapolis -
      undated - 4.i., note 12

      Compiled and edited by Allen Alger, Genealogist, Clan Munro Association, USA