Munroe, William

  • Township: Embro & West Zorra
  • Branch: 124th Regiment, New York Volunteers; 22nd Battalion, Oxford Rifles
  • Date of birth: 1840's
  • Where born: Rosshire, Scotland
  • Date of death: 1891
  • Wars Served: Fenian Raids
    American Civil War
  • Country enlisted with: Canada
    United States

Biography

William Munro(e), a son of James and Christina [Corbett] Munro(e), emigrated to Embro in the 1850's with his parents and siblings (brothers Daniel, Jonathon and Alexander, and sister Jessie - sister Margaret and brother James were born in Embro).  He was a plasterer by trade.  William and brother Jonathon served from 1864 to 1865 in the 124th Regiment, New York Volunteers, during the American Civil War, taking part in the Battle of Hatcher's Run, Virginia, and the Appomatox Campaign that brought the war to a close.  Soon after returning to Embro their father was killed in a harvesting accident, thus placing William and Daniel as the chief breadwinners in the family.  William served with the 22nd Battalion, Oxford Rifles to defend against the Fenian Raids.  William married Margaret Waybrant and moved to Sacramento, California where he died in 1891.  Many records of that time, including Civil War records, spell the family name as Munroe, but others display the Munro spelling the the family uses today; hence the use of Munroe in reference to William.

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