1819 - 1900
||Wilhelmina MURRY |
||9 Sep 1819
||Rogers Hill, Pictou Co., Nova Scotia, Canada
||5 Dec 1900
||Lexington, Dawson Co., Nebraska, USA
||Bethel Cem., Scotsburn, Pictou Co., Nova Scotia
||4 Jan 2002 |
||Alexander MUNRO, b. 5 May 1814, Rogers Hill, Pictou Co., Nova Scotia, Canada , d. 9 Oct 1887, Scotsburn, Pictou Co., Nova Scotia, Canada |
||Scotsburn, Pictou Co., Nova Scotia, Canada
| ||1. Margaret MUNRO, b. 7 Dec 1840, Scotsburn, Pictou Co., Nova Scotia, Canada , d. 1924, Of, Colorado |
| ||2. John A. MUNRO, b. 10 Dec 1842, Scotsburn, Pictou Co., Nova Scotia, Canada , d. 1909, Of, Nebraska, Of, Colorado |
| ||3. Andrew MUNRO, b. 7 Dec 1844, Scotsburn, Pictou Co., Nova Scotia, Canada , d. 1907, Of, Scotsburn, Pictou Co., Nova Scotia |
| ||4. Anna MUNRO, b. Abt 1850, Scotsburn, Pictou Co., Nova Scotia, Canada , d. Of, Schuyler, Colfax Co., Nebraska |
| ||5. James W. MUNRO, b. 7 Feb 1850, Scotsburn, Pictou Co., Nova Scotia, Canada , d. 1947, Omaha, Douglas Co., Nebraska, USA |
|>||6. Isabelle MUNRO, b. 17 Mar 1851, Scotsburn, Pictou Co., Nova Scotia, Canada , d. 2 Dec 1938, Langley, British Columbia, Canada |
|>||7. Adam S. MUNROE, b. 8 Feb 1861, Scotsburn, Pictou Co., Nova Scotia, Canada , d. 17 Aug 1936, Savannah, Andrew Co., Missouri, United States |
| ||8. Daniel MUNRO, b. 1865, Scotsburn, Pictou Co., Nova Scotia, Canada , d. 3 Jan 1874|
||20 Jan 2009 |
- Wilhelmina "Mina" was born at Rogers Hill, later called Scotsburn. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church in Canada and she was well acquainted with the Gaelic language. It is said that she had a little jug of rum that she kept and used "for medicinal purposes".
At her death, her children described her as the happiest old lady who ever lived. She died at the home of her daughter, Anna Johnson, in Lexington, Nebraska. She had been visiting in Nebraska and Colorado for approximately a year. She started this long trip in 1899, at the age of 80.
Her obituary from the Clipper Citizen of Lexington, Nebraska says:
"The funeral of Wilhelmina Murray was held at the residence of Anna Johnson on Dec. 6, 1900. Five of her children were present. After the funeral the remains were placed on train #4 and accompanied by her son, James W. Munro. They started on the long journey to Scotsburn, Nova Scotia where her remains would be laid to rest by the side of her husband, Alexander. The route traveled from Lexington to Scotsburn was entirely by rail. From Chicago the railway used was the Michigan Central to Montreal from which place the Inter Colonial was used to Scotsburn. The trip took about four days.
"The funeral service at Scotsburn, on Dec. 12, was held in Bethel Church, the church in which the deceased worshipped for many years. The large congregation which assembled from far and near testified to the high esteem in which she was held by her numerous relatives and friends. "The service was conducted by the Pastor Rev. T. Cumming and assisted by the Rev. J. W. Fraser and was remarkably appropriate and impressive.
Thus has closed the earthly career of this useful and cheerful life. Her memory will be a perpetual benediction to her friends and posterity."
Ref 3 says Wilhelmina was born 24 May 1818, and died 6 Dec 1900.
(1) Clan Munro files - Mueller, Joan Lee - family group record of Alexander
Munro dated 3 Aug 1996
(2) Clan Munro files - Mueller, Joan Lee - "Wilhelmina Murray 1819-1900"
(3) Clan Munro files - Munroe, Roderic John - Ancestry of Roderic John Munroe
Compiled and edited by Allen Alger, Genealogist, Clan Munro Association, USA