Biography of Dr. Neil A. Munro
Cuyahoga County, OH Biographies

NEIL ARCHIBALD MUNRO, M. D., one of the representative physicians and surgeons engaged in active general practice in the City of Cleveland, was born at Saint Thomas, Province of Ontario, Canada, on the 15th of September, 1885, and is a representative of one of the old and honored families of that section of Canada. He is a son of the late Archibald and Jane (Bassett) Munro, the former was born on the old Monro homestead farm where his father, Donald Munro, settled upon coming from Scotland. This farm is situated about seven miles distant from the City of Saint Thomas. The Doctor's mother was born on a farm two miles distant from Saint Thomas, and was a daughter of John Bassett, who settled there upon his immigration to America from Devonshire, England, where he was born and reared. Archibald Munro was eighty two years of age at the time of his death, in February, 1923, and his widow died in the following month, at the age of seventy three years:

The earlier educational discipline of Doctor Munro was acquired in the public schools and in Saint Thomas Collegiate Institute. In 1902 he entered the medical department of the University of Toronto, Canada, and in this institution he was graduated as a member of the class of 1906. After receiving his degree of Doctor of Medicine he further fortified himself by valuable clinical experience gained in two years of service as interne in the Saginaw, Michigan, General Hospital. In 1908 he moved to the State of North Dakota, and established himself in the general practice of his profession at Bowman. There he continued his practice for seven years, building up a substantial country practice. His desire for a metropolitan field of professional endeavor led him in 1915 to establish his residence in Cleveland, and in this city he has built up an excellent general practice that gives him precedence as being one of the leading physicians and surgeons in the Nottingham district of the Ohio metropolis. The Doctor is a member of the Cleveland Academy of Medicine, the Ohio State Medical Society and the American Medical Association. He and his wife hold membership in the Unitarian Church, and he is affiliated with the Masonic fraternity, Nottingham Lodge, Free and Accepted Masons, Bowman Lodge, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, and the Benevolent and Protective 'Order of Elks, Dickinson, North Dakota. Doctor Monro is also a member of the City Club and the Nottingham Club.

In his native province in Canada was solemnized the marriage of Doctor Munro and Miss Hazel Gooding, who was born on the Gooding homestead in Ontario, Canada, and who is a daughter of David and Jennie (Mills) Gooding. Mrs. Munro was graduated from the domestic science department of the Ontario Agricultural College at Guelph, this institution being directly affiliated with the University of Toronto. Doctor and Mrs. Munro have two daughters, Jane Gooding and Mary Frances.

A History of Cuyahoga County
and the City of Cleveland
By: William R. Coates
The American Historical Society
Chicago and New York, 1924

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