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Memorable Manitobans: Donald Munroe (1854-1924)

Farmer, municipal official.

Born at Kildonan, Manitoba on 12 December 1854, son of Robert Munroe and Christina Fraser. He and wife Margery Ann Hopper (c1858-1894) had four children: Mary Vivian Monroe (b 1881), John William Monroe (b 1883), Robert James Munroe (b 1886), and Christina Cosette Munroe (b 1888). He was a brother-in-law of James Penrose. He served as a councillor and Reeve in the Rural Municipality of East Kildonan. He died at Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1924 while visiting his second wife, who was ill in the hospital there. He was buried in the Old Kildonan Cemetery.

Sources:

1881 Canada census, FamilySearch.

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Birth and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Donald Munro, of Kildonan Buried Sunday Afternoon” Undated newspaper clipping. [Manitoba Legislative Assembly, Biographical Scrapbook B8]

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 23 May 2010

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