James MUNROE

James MUNROE

Male 1827 - 1896

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  • Name  James MUNROE 
    Born  24 Sep 1827  Annapolis, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  28 Sep 1896  Annapolis, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I1147  Munro
    Last Modified  2 Jan 2003 

    Father  Grafton MUNROE,   b. 8 May 1803, Annapolis, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Dec 1862, Annapolis, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Mary Anne EDWARDS,   b. 17 Jul 1800, Of, Annapolis Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Sep 1854 
    Married  20 Nov 1826  Annapolis, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F532  Group Sheet

    Family  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 
    Children 
    >1. George Walter MUNROE,   b. 27 Sep 1853,   d. 31 Dec 1929, Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    >2. James Middleton MUNROE,   b. 3 Apr 1856,   d. 2 Jan 1936, Annapolis, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Fannie Edwards MUNROE,   b. 13 Jan 1859,   d. 19 Sep 1959
    >4. Mary Anne MUNROE,   b. 26 Sep 1860,   d. 11 Oct 1938
    >5. Grafton MUNROE,   b. 5 Aug 1863, Of, Springfield, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 May 1930
    >6. Frank Asbury MUNROE,   b. 25 Feb 1866, Annapolis, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Nov 1953, Annapolis, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  20 Jan 2009 
    Family ID  F531  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • It is believed that James graduated from St. John's College.

      When he was still quite young, he served as a county commissioner of Anne Arundel County. He was elected Mayor of Annapolis in 1871 and again in 1873, serving 4 years. He was the first Republican mayor of Annapolis since the Civil War.

      For 25 years, he served as superintendent of the First Methodist Church Sunday School and as a trustee and recording steward and treasurer of that church. At one time he was said to have been in business longer than any other merchant in Annapolis. He was in the dry goods trade for 47 consecutive years. He also was a long time member of the Board of Visitors and Governors of St. John's College. (Baltimore Sun, 29 Sep 1896)

      When James suffered a stroke in about 1886, his son, Frank, quit law school in Baltimore and came home to manage the store.

      Ref: Clan Munro files - Moore, Mary Jane - membership application

      References:

      (1) Clan Munro files - Munroe, Frank A., Jr. - The Munroes of Annapolis -
      undated - 4.i., note 5, note 11

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