Alexander MUNRO

Alexander MUNRO

Male 1851 - 1935

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  • Name  Alexander MUNRO  [1
    Born  1851  , , Prince Edward Island, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Male 
    Name  Alex Munro  [1
    Name  Alexander Munroe  [1
    Residence  , , Prince Edward Island, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • 1891 census for Prince Edward Island - age 40 - living with his siblings on the family farm on Whim Road
    Residence  Campbellton, , Newfoundland And Labrador, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Residence  Indian Arm, , Newfoundland, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    _UID  3B710E03167D4BD2BCF3661FB22DC105464B 
    Died  1935  Whitbourne, , Newfoundland And Labrador, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID  I58613  Munro
    Last Modified  6 Sep 2008 

    Father  Alexander MUNRO,   b. 1814, Snizort, , Isle Of Skye, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Nov 1879, Montague, , Prince Edward Island, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Mary STEWART,   b. 6 Aug 1816, , , Isle of Skye, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Dec 1902 
    Married  Abt 1842  , , Prince Edward Island, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F20292  Group Sheet

    Family  Julia PELLEY,   b. 1870, Black Island, Nore Dame Bay, Newfoundland, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1965 
    Married  3 Mar 1892  Burnt Bay, Notre Dame Bay, Newfoundland, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Record #20 in the Burnt Bay, Notre Dame Bay Methodist Marriage Register - Alexander Munroe age 29, bachelor, Lumberman, of Indian Arm, Father's name - Alexander Munroe, married Julia Pelley, age 22, spinster, of Indian Arm, father's name Moses Pelley on 3 Mar 1892 by Henry Whitmore.

      Julia and Alex lived at Apsey Cove, Campbellton in the early years of their marriage. Alex obtained a grant from the government to 19 acres there in 1893. Effie later recalled living there:

      "Where Jack, Will and I were born, was called Apsey Cove, and a pretty cove it was. I have a map of it and the size, not very large, but a natural spring. It became Indian Arm and I suppose now, Campbellton. Father had this lot surveyed and mind you recorded in Saint John's. I asked (brother) Will how he got it to St. John's and he said it must have been by dog sleigh".

      It appears that Alex and Julia moved their family from Campbellton to Glenwood between 1897 and 1900. The reason for the move probably had to do with the arrival of the cross-island railway in Glenwood about 1895, and the establishment of a major sawmill there by Lewis Miller in 1900-1901. Located where the Lower Gander River exits Gander Lake, Glenwood would have been viewed as a good place to live if one was working in the woods industry.

      Compiled and edited by Allen Alger, Genealogist, Clan Munro Association, USA - email: Alger@alum.mit.edu [1]
    Children 
     1. William Daniel MUNRO,   b. 1892, Campbellton, , Newfoundland And Labrador, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1971
     2. John Alexander MUNRO,   b. 1892, Campbellton, , Newfoundland And Labrador, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1966
     3. Mary Euphemia MUNRO,   b. 1894, Campbellton, , Newfoundland And Labrador, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1975
     4. Leah Georgina MUNRO,   b. 1897, Campbellton, , Newfoundland And Labrador, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1990
     5. Flora MUNRO,   b. 1900, Glenwood, , Newfoundland And Labrador, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1914, Saint John, Saint John Co., New Brunswick, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Alister Malcolm MUNRO,   b. 1904, Glenwood, , Newfoundland And Labrador, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1965
    Last Modified  20 Jan 2009 
    Family ID  F20294  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Alexander went to Newfoundland, Canada in about 1891 from Prince Edward Island.

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      The following is from "The Munros of Glenwood" by John Munro:

      "Not much is known about Alex's early life. He probably went to school because he could read and write English and Gaelic. No doubt he also would have worked for a while on the family farm. In the 1891 PEI [Prince Edward Island] Census he listed his occupation as 'wage earner-mining'. Family lore has it that someone once said of Alex, 'he's no farmer'. Norma MacLeod has noted that, 'the Munros tended to move about from one parish to another in Skye' and it appears that our Alexander was also a bit of a roamer. he probably worked in the mines out West in Colorado or elsewhere at one stage. His son Will (WD) said Alex spent some time in North Dakota before coming to Newfoundland. Quite a few people from PEI went west in the late 1800's to work in the mines or on the railways that were being built to the Pacific. A former resident of PEI, Mr. John A. McLean, was the first mayor of Bismark, the capital of North Dakota, and he actively encouraged people to move there from his home. Alex's sister, Flora and her husband Malcolm Stewart moved out there in 1895 and settled at Stewartsdale, near Menoken, where some other Stewarts from PEI were already living. Malcolm Stewart's son, Alex James Stewart told (his son Leslie Stewart) of his Uncle (who Leslie thought was Alex Munro) bouncing him on his knee in PEI before they left and saying, 'this is the way you'll ride horses when you get to Dakota'. Alex Munro might have been in Newfoundland looking into mining or lumbering opportunities there, when he met his future wife julia in Nortre Dame Bay. On first seeing her, he is reported to have said to a friend, 'This is the woman I am going to marry'.

      On the marriage certificate, Alex gave his age as 29, but he was really about 41. apparently, he misled his bride about his age and Julia was later shocked when she learned how old he really was. However, this didn't seem to hurt their marriage in the long run.
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      Compiled and edited by Allen Alger, Genealogist, Clan Munro Association, USA - e-mail: alger@alum.mit.edu [1]

  • Sources 
    1. [S657] Clan Munro files - Munro, John A., John A. Munro, The Munros of Glenwood, Newfoundland - 15 Jun 2008.