James Albert MUNRO

James Albert MUNRO

Male 1908 - 1992

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  • Name  James Albert MUNRO  [1
    Born  5 Nov 1908  Washington, , District of Columbia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Male 
    Died  20 Mar 1992  Augusta, Richmond Co., Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Arlington, Arlington Co., Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Arlington National Cemetery
    Person ID  I1951  Munro
    Last Modified  29 Jul 2013 

    Father  John MUNRO,   b. 9 Dec 1882, Clarksville, Montgomery Co., Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Oct 1957 
    Mother  Carrie MCKNIGHT,   b. Abt 1884,   d. Jun 1917 
    Married  1906 
    Family ID  F933  Group Sheet

    Family  Virginia Helen PRIGG,   b. 1 Apr 1903, Washington, , District of Columbia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Sep 1968, Augusta, Richmond Co., Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  25 Sep 1930 
    Children 
    >1. Jean Arlene MUNRO,   b. 4 Nov 1931, Washington, , District of Columbia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Oct 1998, Evans, Columbia Co., Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Living
    >3. Living
    Last Modified  20 Jan 2009 
    Family ID  F932  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
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      (The following is from a newspaper clipping from an unknown Washington DC newspaper and unknown date.)

      ĞiğMyer Sports Suffers Loss -- Munro Heads for Overseas
      By Carroll Hall

      Sgt. James Munro, former District sandlot football and baseball star, who recently concluded a tour of duty at Ft. Myer, leaves today for Camp Kilmer, N. J. to await assignment for European command duty.

      Munro, who is starting his 23rd year of Army duty, including National Guard time, has been a leading figure in the promotion of Junior baseball, Junior American Legion ball and softball locally, will be assigned to special services somewhere in Germany.

      The 42-year-old sergeant has been stationed at the near-by Virginia post for the past three and one-half years and has coached baseball there in 1949 and 1950 and was assistant football coach to Capt. Joey Kaufman during the 1950 and 1951 seasons.

      Started at Eastern

      Jim started his athletic career at Eastern high school, participating in football, basketball and baseball. He won all-high honors as a catcher, and as center on the football team during the 1927-28 seasons.

      He later joined the Takoma Tigers, champions in the early thirties and was a teammate of Jake Powell, former major league outfielder. Also in those days he played center for the Mohawks District grid champs.

      Still later, Munro organized a crack junior baseball team and under the sponsorship of Mars Jewelers, brought the first national championship to the District in 1947. Munro's team won the District title the next two seasons and both times his team went to the final at Johnstown, Pa.

      Coached at Central

      Jim also coached baseball at Central from 1943 thru 1945, and was assistant football coach to John Jankowiski at the same time.

      He was chairman of the District Junior American Legion Baseball committee from 1945 thru 1947 at the same time serving as athletic director of the Merrick Boys club.

      He is a member of the D. C. Football Officials association and will retain his membership while overseas. He also is a member of the Touchdown club.

      He is married and has two sons Jimmy and Sandy.Ğ/iğ
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      Jim was named for his grandfather, James Munro, a native of Forres, Scotland.

      Ref: Clan Munro files - Elder, Charlotte
      Wheadon, Jean Munro

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

  • Sources 
    1. [S435] Clan Munro files - Alger, Allison Munro, Allison Munro Alger, Allison Munro Alger - genealogy information dated 30 Jun 19 87 (Reliability: 3).