Burial register ID: 12491
Surname: MUNRO
First name: DAVID
Middle names:
Gender: Male
Age: 71 Years
Cause of death: Unknown
Burial type:
Date of death: 03-Jun-1913
Date of burial: 06-Jun-1913

Block: 12
Plot: 54

Bio contributor: Eric Munro

David Munro was born on 9th August 1841 in Wick, Caithness, Scotland, the son of Robert Munro and Christina Sutherland.

David married Janet Mackay at the Free Church Manse, Wick, Caithness, Scotland on 22nd June 1886 when he was 25 years old. Before they emigrated, he worked as a farm servant on a property on the road to John O’Groats.

In 1875 David and Janet arrived in Dunedin aboard the Invercargill with five of their children; Robert, Sinclair, Elizabeth, Christina and Catherine. David’s first job in Otago was as a ploughman at West Taieri, probably near Outram. Later he became a carter, or what we would call a carrier. They lived in many houses around the North End of Dunedin.

David and Janet’s final home was 26a Opoho Road, opposite the Botanic Garden and probably near where the entrance to Knox College is now; of course the house is long gone. David and Janet both passed away in 1913, he in June, she in September, at this address. They are buried together here in the cemetery in Block 12, Plot 54, with five other family members.

David and Janet Munro
Source: Eric Munro

There are 3 Interments in this grave:

Surname First names Age Date of death Date of burial
MCKAY ELIZABETH 84 Years 03-Feb-1903 05-Feb-1903
MUNRO DAVID 71 Years 03-Jun-1913 06-Jun-1913
MUNRO JANET 66 Years 09-Sep-1913 12-Sep-1913