MUNROE, Wilhemina [Murray]
Munroe-At the home of her daughter, Mrs. E.D. Johnson, in Lexington, Nebraska, of pleurisy, on Tuesday, Dec. 4, l900. Mrs. Wilhemina Munroe, aged 82 years.
Wilhemina Murray was born in Scotsburn, Nova Scotia 82 years ago. She was married to Alexander Munroe , in 1848, who died in l890. She lived all her life in Scotsburn, Nova Scotia but for more than a year she has been visiting her children in this city and in places in Colorado. She was the mother of nine children, of whom seven survive her- being: Mrs. E.D. Johnson of Lexington; Mrs. Alexander McGregor of Pueblo, Colorado; Mrs. Robert Smith of Olds, Alberta, Canada; John Munroe of Denver, Colorado; James W. Munroe of Byers, Colorado; A.S. Munroe of Canon City, Colorado; and Andrew Munroe of Scotsburn, Nova Scotia.
The deceased was a dear old lady, and her children speak of her as the happiest old lady who ever lived. All her life long, she was a member of the Old Scotch Presbyterian Church. She was of Scotch descent and was a master of the Gallic language.
The funeral was held at the residence of E.D. Johnson of this city on Thursday afternoon, Dec. 6 at 3:30 o'clock. Rev. J.W. Hill of the Presbyterian Church conducted the services. All her children, together with their husbands and wives, were present- except Mrs. Smith and Andrew Munroe. The remains were placed upon Train No. 4 this morning, and, accompanied by James W. Munroe, started on the long journey to Scotsburn, Nova Scotia, to be finally laid to rest by the side of her husband. The route traveled will be entirely by rail.
From Chicago the railway used will be the Michigan Central to Montreal, from which place the Inter-Colonial will be used to Scotsburn. The trip will take about four days, if travel is unobstructed. On arrival at Scotsburn, the funeral will be held at the old home of the deceased.
Thus has closed the earthly career of this useful and cheerful life. Her memory will be a perpetual benediction to her friends and posterity.