1775 - 1857
||Alice BUTLER |
||9 Jun 1775
||Oakham, Massachusetts, USA
||8 Sep 1857
||Hardwick, Massachusetts, USA
||2 Jan 2003 |
||Jonas MUNROE, b. 15 Dec 1773, Plainfield, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, USA , d. 12 Jan 1849, Hardwick, Massachusetts, USA |
||13 Sep 1801
||Oakham, , Massachusetts
| ||1. Lucretia MUNROE, b. 26 Apr 1802, Oakham, Massachusetts , d. 10 Apr 1871|
| ||2. Sally MUNROE, b. 11 Nov 1803, Oakham, Massachusetts , d. 8 Feb 1843|
| ||3. Nelson MUNROE, b. 5 May 1806, Oakham, Massachusetts , d. 9 Apr 1856|
| ||4. Ruth Prouty MUNROE, b. 26 Oct 1807, Oakham, Massachusetts , d. 28 Dec 1874|
| ||5. John MUNROE, b. 30 Mar 1809, Oakham, Massachusetts , d. 26 May 1848|
| ||6. Jonas MUNROE, b. 22 Sep 1810, Oakham, Massachusetts , d. 26 May 1848, Hardwick, Massachusetts |
|>||7. Harrison Gray Otis MUNROE, b. 29 Jun 1812, Oakham, Massachusetts, USA , d. 26 May 1880, Hardwick, Massachusetts, USA |
| ||8. Alice MUNROE, b. 28 Nov 1813, Oakham, Massachusetts, USA , d. Of, Gilbertville, Worcester Co., Massachusetts |
|>||9. James MONROE, b. 25 Jan 1818, Oakham, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA , d. 19 Mar 1861, Rockville, Solano Co., California, USA |
||20 Jan 2009 |
- 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).
(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