Alice BUTLER

Alice BUTLER

Female 1775 - 1857

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  • Name  Alice BUTLER 
    Born  9 Jun 1775  Oakham, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Female 
    Died  8 Sep 1857  Hardwick, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I1729  Munro
    Last Modified  2 Jan 2003 

    Family  Jonas MUNROE,   b. 15 Dec 1773, Plainfield, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jan 1849, Hardwick, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  13 Sep 1801  Oakham, , Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Lucretia MUNROE,   b. 26 Apr 1802, Oakham, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Apr 1871
     2. Sally MUNROE,   b. 11 Nov 1803, Oakham, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Feb 1843
     3. Nelson MUNROE,   b. 5 May 1806, Oakham, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Apr 1856
     4. Ruth Prouty MUNROE,   b. 26 Oct 1807, Oakham, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Dec 1874
     5. John MUNROE,   b. 30 Mar 1809, Oakham, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 May 1848
     6. Jonas MUNROE,   b. 22 Sep 1810, Oakham, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 May 1848, Hardwick, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
    >7. Harrison Gray Otis MUNROE,   b. 29 Jun 1812, Oakham, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 May 1880, Hardwick, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Alice MUNROE,   b. 28 Nov 1813, Oakham, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Of, Gilbertville, Worcester Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
    >9. James MONROE,   b. 25 Jan 1818, Oakham, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Mar 1861, Rockville, Solano Co., California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  20 Jan 2009 
    Family ID  F821  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Alice was the daughter of John and Grace (Black) Butler.

      Alice's father was a man of large mind and means, and of commanding position in society. Finding few, if any, advantages for a liberal education in the schools then existing, he hired a private tutor to teach his children in his own house, thus giving them the best facilities in his power. His children, in consequence, grew up with an educational training superior for the times.

      Alice became a woman with few equals in general intelligence and culture. She was possessed of a tenacious memory, and was an indefatigable reader, often spending the whole night in reading.

      She was highly esteemed by all who knew her. The minister officiating at her funeral, remarked, "She was the greatest reader in Dardwick; in fact, I don't know but what she was the greatest reader in the County" (of Worcester).

      References:

      (1) "History and Genealogy of the Lexington, Mass. Munroes", 2nd ed. by R. S.
      Munroe - Florence, Massachusetts (1986) - 1/12-35-39 - p. 307

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