John MUNRO

John MUNRO

Male 1808 - 1897

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  • Name  John MUNRO  [1, 2
    Born  9 May 1808  Culrain, , Ross and Cromarty, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  13 Dec 1897  Kincardine, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I1417  Munro
    Last Modified  17 Apr 2015 

    Father  MUNRO,   b. Est 1778,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID  F22721  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Isabella CAMERON,   b. Est 1806,   d. 23 Apr 1877, Renfrew, Renfrew Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Helen MUNRO,   b. Est 1841,   d. 1926, Duluth, St. Louis Co., Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Catherine MUNRO,   b. Est 1843,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified  20 Jan 2009 
    Family ID  F14775  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Barbara MACKAY,   b. Abt 1810,   d. 1840 
    Married  Bef 1836  , , , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
    >1. John MUNRO, Jr.,   b. 1838, Ste-Thérèse DE Blainville, , Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1875
    Last Modified  20 Jan 2009 
    Family ID  F668  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
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      (The following is from an e-mail message sent by John Wick II - 16 Apr 2015)

      «i»John was mentioned in the early pages of E. B. Biggar's 1891 biography of Sir John Alexander Macdonald and numerous times in 1919's "The Story of Renfrew". He may have been born at Culrain in Kincardine parish, Ross-shire rather than a "Cubrian" of unknown location.

      I figure his father came from near Lairg, nearby in Sutherlandshire. John and family were listed in 1851-1871 censuses in Renfrew county, Ontario and 1881 and 1891 censuses at Kincardine, Ontario. He died there 12/13/1897, survived by only one of his children.

      He had been mentioned in the 1858 Journals of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Canada, apparently accused of stealing votes by providing drinks paid for by the winner of the election.

      I think I've figured correctly that his second wife Isabella was the daughter of John and Jane (McMillan) Cameron, baptized 9/8/1806 at St. Gabriel Presbyterien in Montreal. She died 4/23/1877 at Renfrew, Ontario.

      John's son John had at least two other children in addition to the John Allan mentioned - 11/19/1864 born Isabel Adeline, who died in California 8/20/1918 and 8/12/1874 born John Routh who died in Ottawa 9/22/1953. Edmond "Teddy" of the 1881 and 1891 censuses may have been another son, or possibly a nephew. The elder John's daughter Mary McKay had nine children, and has numerous descendants in the U.S. including me.

      I haven't found anything beyond the 1851 census re her sister Hughina. John and Isabella's daughter Catherine "Kate" married a William Blackburn 11/24/1874. I've found no more regarding either of that pair until his death in Pembroke, Ontario 3/12/1928. Her older sister Helen worked at Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota and died in Duluth, MN in 1926.«/i»
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      John is listed on an 1857 directory of Ontario, Canada as a hotelkeeper in Renfrew, Ontario.

      Ref: Clan Munro files - Stroud, Anna Margaret

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

  • Sources 
    1. [S91] Clan Munro files - Lang, Margaret E., Margaret E. Lang, Pedigree chart of Margaret Allan Ellis Lang - 10 Jun 1985 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S961] Clan Munro e-files - Wick, John II, John Wick II, E-mail from John Wick II - 16 Apr 2015 (Reliability: 3).