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Addison P. Munroe (1862-1955)

Addison Pierce Munroe was born in Providence, RI in 1862, the youngest son and eighth child of Philip Allen Munroe and Delana Pierce.

He is of interest in his own right, as a successful retailer, real estate investor, and politician. But he is also of interest in relationship to the author H.P. Lovecraft. Addison and his wife, Annie Burnside Hopkins, were the parents of two sons, Chester Pierce Munroe and Harold Bateman Munroe. Both boys were childhood friends of Howard Lovecraft, and Addison also was well-acquainted with him.

Catherine Beyer Hurst, MBA, Writer and Community Historian