Catherine Munro1

ID # 699, (1839-1926)
Descendants of John Coleman & Elizabeth Lawrason
     Catherine Munro was born in 1839 at Glengarry County, Ontario.1 She married James Vrooman, son of Admiral Nelson Vrooman and Rachel Coleman, on 10 February 1859 at Caledonia, Haldimand County, Ontario. (notes: In the Haldimand County Marriage Register, it shows that on February 10, 1859, at Caledonia, James Vrooman, age 25, born and residing Dumfries Township, parents Admiral Nelson Vrooman and Rachel Coleman, married Catherine Monro, age 19, residing Caledonia, born Glengarry County,parents Andrew Munro and Catherine Campbell.).1 She died on 1 June 1926 at Harrisburg, South Dumfries Twp, Brant County, Ontario.1 She was buried on 3 June 1926 at Harrisburg Cemetery, Harrisburg, Brant County, Ontario.1 Death reg. 008795-26 South Dumfries, Brant Co. Kate Vrooman, died June 1, 1926, at Harrisburg Village in South Dumfries. Age 87 years. Scotch, widowed. Born Quebec, date of birth not definitely known. Parents' names unknown, but both born Scotland. Informant M.J. Vrooman, Harrisburg, son. Burial at Harrisburg Cemetery on June 3, 1926.

At the time of Kate's death, evidently son Malcolm was unsure of her parents' name, but someone in the family must have come to the rescue at some point, for her maiden name is given as Munro on the stone thatshe shares with her husband James. Also, while Malcolm gives his mother's place of birth as Quebec, her marriage registration shows her place of birth as Glengarry County in Ontario. Since she will have given this information, Glengarry County is shown as her place of birth in this tree. It won't be entirely correct, for the county system will nothave existed at the time of her birth.

The 1851 census taken at Oneida Township in Haldimand County shows Catherine (Kate) with her family. Her father Andrew is shown as a tavernkeeper.1

Last Edited=9 Nov 2007

Children of Catherine Munro and James Vrooman


  1. [S1] Robert Coleman, 2009.