William Purdy MUNRO

William Purdy MUNRO

Male 1826 - 1899

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  • Name  William Purdy MUNRO  [1
    Born  7 Nov 1826  Thornhill, York Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Markham Township
    Gender  Male 
    Died  12 Mar 1899  Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID  I20506  Munro
    Last Modified  25 Jul 2008 

    Father  Timothy MUNRO,   b. 29 Jul 1803, Mallorytown, Leeds Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jan 1892, Uxbridge, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Huldah PURDY,   b. 8 Apr 1803, Thornhill, York Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Apr 1828, Markham, York Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  10 Sep 1824  Markham, York Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F1020  Group Sheet

    Family  Phoebe Ann WILMOT,   b. 30 Jan 1830, Markham, York Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jan 1905 
    Married  1849  Markham, York Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
    >1. Francis Wilmot MUNRO,   b. 1850,   d. 3 Nov 1891, Saint Catharines, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Alanson B. MUNRO,   b. 31 Jan 1855,   d. 18 Sep 1856, Buttonville, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Mercy Ann MUNRO,   b. Mar 1858,   d. 2 Apr 1858, Buttonville, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
    >4. Minerva A. MUNRO,   b. 28 Nov 1861,   d. 27 Apr 1925
    >5. Newbury Newton MUNRO,   b. 11 Mar 1865,   d. 7 Jan 1932
    Last Modified  20 Jan 2009 
    Family ID  F7092  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • William grew up in York County, Ontario, Canada, attending the schools of that region. On reaching manhood, he decided upon farming as the most congenial business for him and followed that occupation through his active life. In 1871, he was living with his family in Markham Township, Ontario and the 1878 Atlas for York County, Markham Township lists him as owning Lot 19, Conc. 3.

      He married, Phoebe Anne, the daughter of Peter and Mercy (Marr) Wilmot. She was one of 10 children.

      In politics he was a reformer, although he took no active part. In religion he was a Methodist. He was an auditor of the church books in Mar 1885 in Headford. In 1887 he was one of the trustees and is mentioned several times in the secretary's minutes until 1892. He paid pew rent for other families and bought dishes, hymn books etc. for the church.

      In 1892, he moved to 783 Gerrard Street East in Toronto. About this time, his farm was mortgaged and lost. His son, Newberry, may have been in Toronto at this time, possibly in business. He died in Toronto in 1899.

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

  • Sources 
    1. [S430] Clan Munro files - Tuskin, Jo Ann Munro, Jo Ann Munro Tuskin, The Munros of Mallorytown (And Beyond!) - compiled by Jo An n Munro Tuskin - Sep 2005 - Section 6 (Reliability: 3).