William Henry MUNROE

William Henry MUNROE

Male 1827 - 1892

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  • Name  William Henry MUNROE 
    Born  15 Apr 1827  Old North Church, Boston, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened  15 Apr 1827  Old North Church, Boston, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  14 Sep 1892  Chelsea, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Garden Cem., Chelsea, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I29216  Munro
    Last Modified  27 May 2001 

    Father  William MUNROE,   b. 25 May 1797, Keene, Cheshire Co., New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Sep 1871, East Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Eliza BROWN,   b. Abt 1801, Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jun, East Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  3 Oct 1820  Old North Church, Boston, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F10167  Group Sheet

    Children 
     1. Ernest V. MUNROE,   b. Est 1852, Of, Chelsea, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. William W. MUNROE,   b. Est 1854,   d. Of, Bennington, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  20 Jan 2009 
    Family ID  F13245  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • William grew up in the North End and attended the Eliot School there. Later he went to Andover Academy and Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut and completed his study for the ministry at the Alexandria, Virginia Theological Seminary.

      He was ordained in 1856 by Bishop Eastburn and his first church was Trinity in Melrose, Massachusetts, where he stayed for six years. The next four years he spent at St. Stephen's Church in Beverly, New Hampshire. He then went to Immanuel church in The Kensington District of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for eight and a half years, where his work was among the poor.

      Following this service, he spent three years at St. Matthias Church in Philadelphia. He then received a call from St. John's Church in East Boston and was there until 1 Dec 1881 when he became rector of Christ Church (the Old North Church). There he remained for the rest of his life.

      He was an active Mason and was Captain of the grand Lodge at the time of his death. The Boston Directory of 1880 is the earliest to include him and lists him as "Rev.," living at 171 Brooks Street, East Boston. He later lived on White and Meridian Streets before moving to Chelsea in 1885 where his house was at 132 Bellingham Street. He died there in 1892.

      His obituary in the Boston Transcript of 15 Sep 1892 says that he left "a widow and two adult children." They probably were Ernest V. Munroe, listed in Chelsea Directories as a lawyer, and William W. Munroe, shown in 1888 Chelsea Directory as having moved to Bennington, Vermont.

      References:

      (1) "History and Genealogy of the Lexington, Mass. Munroes" by R. S. Munroe,
      2nd ed. - Florence, Massachusetts (1986) - 13-84A-11-2 - p. 360-361

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