Munro, Wilfred Harold (CAB03)

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MUNRO, Wilfred Harold, educator, was born in Bristol, R.I., Aug. 20, 1849; son of John Bennett and Abby Howland (Batt) Munro; grandson of Bennett and Lucy (Abel) Munro and of James and Hannah (Waldron) Batt, and a descendant maternally from Mary Chilton, and from Richard Warren, both of whom came over in the Mayflower. He attended the Bristol, R.I., high school and the Walnut Hill school at Geneva, N.Y., graduated from Brown university, A.B., 1870, A. M., 1873, was a graduate student at Freiburg university, Germany, and at the University of Heidelberg, Germany. He was president of De Veaux college, Suspension Bridge, N.Y., 1881-89; in 1891 was elected associate professor of history and director of the university extension in Brown university, and was subsequently made professor of European history. He became a member of the American Philologica1 association in 1879; the American Historical association in 1898; corresponding member of the Rhode Island Historical society in 1882, and was elected secretary of the Rhode Island Historical society in 1900. He married, Dec. 28, 1875, Susan Wilkinson, daughter of the Rev. Daniel Le Baron and Rebecca (Wilkinson) Goodwin. He is the author of: History of Bristol, Rhode Island (1880); and Picturesque Rhode Island (1881).