Charles Kirk MUNROE

Charles Kirk MUNROE

Male 1860 - 1930

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  • Name  Charles Kirk MUNROE 
    Born  15 Sep 1860  Blakes Prairie, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  16 Jun 1930  Coconut Grove, Dade, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I29081  Munro
    Last Modified  27 May 2001 

    Father  Charles William MUNROE,   b. 27 Oct 1821, Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aug 1910, Cambridge, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Susan Maria HALL,   b. Abt 1823,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married  3 Oct 1849  Geneva, Ontario Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F10119  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Amelia E. BARR,   b. 1852, Glasgow, , Lanark, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep 1922, Prob., Coconut Grove, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  15 Sep 1883  New York, New York Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified  20 Jan 2009 
    Family ID  F10120  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Mabel STEARNS,   b. Est 1862, Prob., Amherst, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Apr 1941, Prob., Coconut Grove, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  2 Apr 1924 
    Last Modified  20 Jan 2009 
    Family ID  F10121  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Charles was a civil engineer and went to Harvard College to study engineering. Whether he actually was graduated is not known. He grew restless, and worked as a tape and rod man and later on the North Pacific railroad helping direct the exploration of the route.

      He was also an author of boys books.

      He married (1) Amelia E. Barr, the daughter of Robert and Amelia Barr. Amelia's father and three of her brothers died of yellow fever in 1867. Her mother then took Amelia and her two sisters and moved to New York City in 1869, where Amelia tutored and worte books. She wrote over 60 in her lifetime.

      After her marriage to Charles, Amelia went to Florida where she helped start the Housekeeper Club and Audubon Society bird sanctuary. She served as first President of the Dade County Federation of Women's Clubs and was active in the League of American Pen Women. Amelia and Charles had no children.

      Charles married (2) Mrs. Mabel (Stearns) Noble. Her mother owned Mrs. Stearns Stearns School for Girls in Amherst, Massachusetts. Before her marriace to Charles, Mabel was very active in the Denver, Colorado Republic Party. Mabel and Charles had no children.

      References:

      (1) Clan Munro library - "History and Genealogy of the Lexington, Massachusetts
      Munroes", 2nd edition, by R. S. Munroe, (1986) -
      13-34-65-1