Peter S. Munro, Catholic School Teacher, Civil War Veteran


MUNRO, Peter Simcoe Morton, actor, author and lecturer, was born in York, England, Feb. 17, 1842, son of Rev. Alexander Fraser and Helen (Miller) Munro, both natives of Scotland, who came to America when the subject of this sketch was twelve years old. After attending the Model School, Toronto, Canada, he studied oratory and dramatic [Read More...]

Controversial Catholic Editor James A. McMaster Dies, 1886


JAMES A. M’MASTER DEAD. CAREER OF THE NOTED CATHOLIC EDITOR CLOSED. THE MAN WHO FOR MANY YEARS FOUGHT, IN THE “FREEMAN’S JOURNAL,” THE BATTLES OF HIS CHURCH. (The New York Times, December 30, 1886) James A. McMaster, the veteran editor of the Freeman’s Journal, died yesterday morning at 9 0’clock in St. Mary’s General Hospital, [Read More...]

Who’s Buried in Catholic Cemeteries: Alice Joyce (1890-1955)

Alice Joyce as seen in 1912.

  Born in Kansas City on October 1, 1890, Alice Joyce was one of the premier stars of the silent movie era. As a teen she had worked as a model before breaking into the movies about 1910 with the film The Engineer’s Sweetheart. She played in several Westerns during the early years, particularly as [Read More...]