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Angus Munroe

Male 1811 - 1900  (89 years)


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  • Name Angus Munroe  [1
    Gender Male 
    Born 1811  Ross-shire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died 27 December 1900  West Zorra Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I69250  Clan Moffat Genealogy

    Family/Spouse Ruth Anna Crandall,   b. 1815, Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 July 1894, West Zorra Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
    +1. George Angus Munroe,   b. 10 April 1841, Charleston, Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 December 1929, West Zorra Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
    Family ID F48368  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Chronicle
      Thursday, January 03, 1901
      Pg: 4, Col: 4 Text of Notice:
      ANGUS MUNROE--The death of Angus Munroe, which occurred last week, removes one of the pioneers of West Zorra [township]. He was born in Ross-shire, in the 1812 [sic]. His father was John Munroe. Angus had been educated in Aberdeen College with a view to the ministry, but failing health compelled him to desist from study before he graduated. In 1832 the deceased came to the US and having received careful training in Scotland he shortly after arriving in America embarked in the construction of railroads. This branch of work was then in it's infancy, and he found ample field for his talents. In Connecticut, Vermont, New Hampshire, New York and elsewhere his services were in constant demand. As a consequence of this he soon acquired a competency, and desirous of a quiet life he determined to settle on a farm where he could enjoy the fruits of his labour in peace. Rural life was to him the acme of enjoyment, so after careful consideration between Connecticut and Zorra [township], he finally chose Zorra as his future home. In the 1812 [sic]he purchased his late home, Lot 7, Concession 2, West Zorra [township], from a Mr. Minot, a gentleman from the USA also. Upon this farm there was then an extensive nursery. The right to the nursery was also purchased and Mr. W. H. Merritt, the proprietor of the Welland canal, who was the real owner, gave Mr. Munroe the deed. The nursery was, we are informed the only one in the district, which many surprise our readers if we will remember that both Zorras [township] are included as well as Nissouri [township] and the Oxfords [township]. Mr. Munroe was one of the first councillors of the district and when separation took place he remained in the West Zorra [township] council for years, and all the older residents never fail to speak of his sterling qualities as a public man. In the year 1848 he was united in marriage to Ruth Ann Crandall, in the city of Norwich, Connecticut. Miss Crandall was a native of Rhode Island and was a women of uncommon force of character, kindly of disposition, well informed in mind, solicitous for the well being of others. She was a worthy helpmeet, so when Mr. Munroe and the family followed the body to the tomb in the summer of 1894 they had indeed sustained the one great loss--that of a beloved wife and an affectionate mother. To Mr. and Mrs. Munroe were given 3 children, George A., Thankful Crandall [who died in infancy], and John B., who died some years ago, George A., still cultivates the homestead. In politics Mr. Munroe was a Reformer and attended Embro Congregational Church. Mr. Munroe was an ardent admirer of Horace Greeley, editor of the NY Tribune, and one of his most highly prized articles was a copy of Webster's Dictionary presented to him by Mr. Greeley upon completing his fortieth year of subscription to that paper, Mr. Munroe was in possession of many of the early records of the township

      Date of Event:
      Name: Munroe, Angus
      Associated Name: ,
      Note:




      Marriage Notice [1]

  • Sources 
    1. [S1130] GEDCOM file "2MOFFA~4.GED", submitted by Lynn Munro.


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