Munro, Henry Alexander

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Munro, Henry Alexander

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  • Alex Munro
  • Alec Munro

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January 20, 1871 - June 13, 1950

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Henry Alexander was born in Quebec to Alexander and Annie (nee Hudson), both of Quebec. He was married to Christina Mcleen Dunlop.

He came to Squamish in 1912 to repair the Newport Hotel. He decided to stay so his wife and 3 sons joined him 3 months later.

Henry Alexander carried on a freighting service, had a livery stable, and a blacksmith shop. He would also make coffins and dig graves. He founded the Squamish Fire Department. Beginning with a bucket brigade and developing it to a $10,000 investment. He was the fire chief right up until he retired a few months before his death. He also advocated for parks in Squamish.

In the 1920's, he logged at Birken. Then he returned to Squamish to frieght material for the Utopia Mine at Britannia by packhorse (Dray Business). In 1934, he was in the dray business for the Asloo Mines. He later began a packhorse service into Black Tusk Meadows of Garibaldi Park.

After his wife died, one of his sons, Alexander ("Young Alex"), died when a locomotive #53 plunged into Seton Lake on january 23, 1950. After he retired as a Fire Chief he was awarded a Good Citizenship medal in March 1950.

He died on June 15, 1950 at age 81.

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As a life member of Board of Trade, he eased the threat of floods by developing a new Squamish River cut-off across from Buckley's Crossing.

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Squamish Public Library, Squamish Files: Prominent Names.

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Clarke, Freda (1907 - July 3, 1983)

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FC01

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family

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Henry Alexander Munro was Freda Clarke's father-in-law.

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Desjardins, Juliette ("Julie")

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JD02

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family

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Henry Alexander Munro is Juliette Desjardins' father.

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Goad, Mary

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MG01

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family

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Henry Alexander Munro is Mary Goad's father.

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