Julia Temple MUNROE

Julia Temple MUNROE

Female 1914 - 2012

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  • Name  Julia Temple MUNROE  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Born  8 Jul 1914  Quincy, Gadsden Co., Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gender  Female 
    Died  9 Dec 2012 
    Person ID  I1464  Munro
    Last Modified  29 Apr 2013 

    Father  Mark Welch MUNROE,   b. 26 Feb 1860, Quincy, Gadsden Co., Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jan 1940, Quincy, Gadsden Co., Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Mary Frances GRAY,   b. 22 May 1896, Grayton, Charles Co., Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 May 1972, Quincy, Gadsden Co., Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  15 Mar 1912  Gainesville, Alachua Co., Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F1450  Group Sheet

    Family  Robert Davidson WOODWARD, Jr.,   b. 2 Aug 1909, Quincy, Gadsden Co., Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Feb 1982, Quincy, Gadsden Co., Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  5 Oct 1935  Quincy, Gadsden Co., Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Children 
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    Last Modified  20 Jan 2009 
    Family ID  F691  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
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      (The following is from The "Eagle Flyer" - Spring 2013)

      «i»Julia Temple Munroe Woodward was born on July 8, 1914, and died on December 9, 2012. She was the second of eight children born to mark Welch "Mr. Pat" and Mary Frances Gray Munroe. After her graduation from Wesleyan College, Macon, Georgia, Julia married Robert Davidson Woodward, Jr. ("Bob D."), who was also a Quincy native. He predeceased her after 46 years of marriage. "Miss Julia" was much loved by her family and friends.

      Julia is survived by six children, Robert Davidson Woodward, III, and wife Elaine of Tallahassee, Pat Munroe Woodward and wife Mary Jane of Quincy, Mary Margaret McNeill and husband Larry of Southern Pines, NC, Judy Gregory and husband Scott of Quincy, Elizabeth Cook and husband Bob of Pensacola, Susan Walker and husband Otey of Franklin, TN; by daughter-in-law Eleanor Woodward Fleming of Quincy; and by eighteen grandchildren, forty great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was a life-long resident of Quincy who generously contributed her time talent, and resources for the betterment of her hometown.

      Julia was listed in the 1961 edition of Who's Who of American Women. Although she was very involved in Quincy, her interests and involvements extend beyond its borders. She was a trustee of Wesleyan College for over 50 years and received both the Alumnae Award for Distinguished Service to the College and a Doctor of Humane Letters from Wesleyan College.

      Julia was a board member of the Clan Munro Association, USA for many years and received its Eagle Award. She and Rev. James H. Monroe co-hosted the Tallahassee Gathering in 1997. Julia attended all of the gatherings as long as she was physically able to do so and was always a positive influence on the board and among the members. She was extremely proud of her Munroe heritage and became good friends with Timmy and Captain Pat Munro. Captain Pat and Timmy visited in her home once, and Timmy came several times after Captain Pat died.

      Julia was involved in the preservation of land in Montreat, NC, where the Julia Munroe Woodward Nature Trail was established. In Tallahassee she was involved in the improvements at Mission San Luis, established scholarships for Gadsden County students at the Martha Stubbs School of Music, and received the Lifetime Achievement in Philanthropy Award from the Big Bend chapter of AFP. A member of the Old Glory Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, she supported its patriotic and educational endeavors.

      Julia enjoyed travel and made numerous trips to visit children, grandchildren, and greaat-grandchildren. She was always available when needed by a family member. She also visited Germany, Australia, China, and England and made numerous trips to her ancestral home near Inverness, Scotland. She was the last surviving grandchild of William Munroe, who immigrated to Gadsden County from Inverness in the early 1840's and his wife Julia Margaret Edmonds Welch Munroe.

      Julia had a strong faith in God and loving generous spirit. Among her happiest moments were the ones when she was surrounded by family members and firends at birthday parties given in her honor and when she served a bountiful meal to loved ones in her home. She was an avid reader and gardener and enjoyed sharing her books, flowers, and vegetables. Friends who were sick could depend on her visiting with soup or custard.

      It was important to her that young people have educational opportunities, and she enabled many young people to secure an education.

      She will be greatly missed by the many family members and friends whose lives she touched.«/i»
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      Julia graduated from Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia in 1934. She maintained her ties with the college over many years. She served as a Wesleyan Trustee and Trestee Emerita, receiving an Alumnae Award for Distinguished Service to Wesleyan in 1975 and a Doctor of Humane Letters from the college in 1984. She established a scholarship for communications students in 1986 and has, along with her sisters, Mary Gray Cobey and Margaret Thrower, funded an endowed teaching chair known as the Munroe Chair of Life Sciences.

      Jule influenced countless young women in their decisions to attend Wesleyan and has worked to help them afford their education. In 1995, she was honored by a grant of $60,000 from the Coca-Cola Foundation to Wesleyan College in her name so that she could "continue and expand (her) legacy of 'making it possible'". The money was added to a scholarship fund created by her mother, Mary Gray Munroe in 1959.

      Ref: Clan Munro files - Cook, Elizabeth Woodward
      - Gregory, Julia
      "Munro Eagle" - #25 Summer 1994-1995 - p. 58-59

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

  • Sources 
    1. [S90] Clan Munro files - Berry, Julia McNeill, Julia McNeill Berry, Membership application for Julia McNeill Berry dated 11 Ap r 2001 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S92] Clan Munro files - McNeill, John Woodward, John Woodward McNeill, Membership application for John Woodward McNeill dated 11 M ay 2001 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S64] Clan Munro files - Bates, Mark William, Mark William Bates, Holy Bible - Family Bible of Mark Welch Munroe (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S856] Munro Eagle, Spring 2013. (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S483] Clan Munro files - Woodward, Mayo Malone, Mayo Malone Woodward, Membership application for Mayo Malone Woodward dated 14 Ap r 2006 (Reliability: 3).