Wilhelmina MURRY

Wilhelmina MURRY

Female 1819 - 1900

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  • Name  Wilhelmina MURRY 
    Born  9 Sep 1819  Rogers Hill, Pictou Co., Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Female 
    Died  5 Dec 1900  Lexington, Dawson Co., Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Bethel Cem., Scotsburn, Pictou Co., Nova Scotia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I64  Munro
    Last Modified  4 Jan 2002 

    Family  Alexander MUNRO,   b. 5 May 1814, Rogers Hill, Pictou Co., Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Oct 1887, Scotsburn, Pictou Co., Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1839  Scotsburn, Pictou Co., Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Margaret MUNRO,   b. 7 Dec 1840, Scotsburn, Pictou Co., Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1924, Of, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. John A. MUNRO,   b. 10 Dec 1842, Scotsburn, Pictou Co., Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1909, Of, Nebraska, Of, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Andrew MUNRO,   b. 7 Dec 1844, Scotsburn, Pictou Co., Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1907, Of, Scotsburn, Pictou Co., Nova Scotia Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Anna MUNRO,   b. Abt 1850, Scotsburn, Pictou Co., Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Of, Schuyler, Colfax Co., Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. James W. MUNRO,   b. 7 Feb 1850, Scotsburn, Pictou Co., Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1947, Omaha, Douglas Co., Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    >6. Isabelle MUNRO,   b. 17 Mar 1851, Scotsburn, Pictou Co., Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Dec 1938, Langley, British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
    >7. Adam S. MUNROE,   b. 8 Feb 1861, Scotsburn, Pictou Co., Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Aug 1936, Savannah, Andrew Co., Missouri, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Daniel MUNRO,   b. 1865, Scotsburn, Pictou Co., Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jan 1874
    Last Modified  20 Jan 2009 
    Family ID  F30  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • 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.

      References:

      (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
      - undated

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