Joseph Underwood Munson Jr.1

b. 14 September 1937
Joseph Underwood Munson Jr.|b. 14 Sep 1937|p9.htm|Joseph Underwood Munson|b. 25 Apr 1912\nd. 11 Jun 1997|p3.htm|Ruth Anna Horn|b. 18 Jun 1918\nd. 24 Nov 2008|p4.htm|George P. Munson Sr.|b. 12 Aug 1873\nd. 7 Jan 1944|p18.htm|Louise Underwood|b. 8 Jul 1880\nd. 5 Sep 1946|p19.htm|William L. Horn Jr.|b. 20 Jun 1880\nd. 25 May 1944|p148.htm|Ruth M. Fairfield|b. 16 May 1899\nd. 17 Dec 1972|p149.htm|

Grandson of George Poindexter Munson Sr.
Grandson of Louise Underwood.
Grandson of William Lemuel Horn Jr.
Grandson of Ruth Minerva Fairfield.
Brother of Laura Jane Munson.
Family Background:
Munson and Allied Families
Underwood and Allied Families
Horn and Allied Families
Fairfield and Allied Families
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Joe U. Munson Jr.
     Joseph Underwood Munson Jr. was born on 14 September 1937 in Freeport, Brazoria County, Texas.1 He is the son of Joseph Underwood Munson and Ruth Anna Horn.1 He married Alice Olivia Ford, daughter of Colonel Oliver Edwin Ford and Alice Olivia Smith, on 22 February 1969 at First Presbyterian Church, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.2,3
     The family was living at Sandy Point when Joe was born. In 1942 they moved to Bailey's Prairie where they lived with Joe's grandparents, George and Louise Munson. In anticipation of Joe Jr. starting school, the family moved to Angleton in 1944.

     Joe was an outstanding student and athlete. He played football, basketball, and participated in track and field events at Angleton High School. He was football co-captain his senior year, and was awarded a football scholarship to Texas A&M where he played for Bear Bryant and Jim Myers. He graduated third in his high school class, and in college he received recognition his senior year as the outstanding engineering student.2 He graduated in 1960 from Texas A&M College with a degree in civil engineering and a second lieutenant commission in the United States Army.2 After graduation, Joe lived in Louisiana and in Dallas before relocating to Houston in 1969.2

Children of Joseph Underwood Munson Jr. and Alice Olivia Ford


  1. [S11] Joseph Underwood Munson Jr. entry, Brazoria County Births, Liber ?: no. 7, County Clerk's Office, Angleton, Texas.
  2. [S9] Personal recollection of the writer, Laura M. Cooper (1804 Holm Oak St., Arlington, Texas).
  3. [S14], Texas Marriage Collection, 1814-1909 and 1966-2002, [database online], (Provo, UT: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005), file no. 009692, he 31, she 27.