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Denton Gurnee
(1810-1878)
Louisa Ayres
(1813-)
Charles Alexander Munn
(1853-1903)
Carrie Louise Gurnee
(1862-1922)
Charles Alexander Munn , Jr.

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Mary Astor Paul

2. Dorothy Spreckels

Charles Alexander Munn , Jr. 1

  • Marriage (1): Mary Astor Paul
  • Marriage (2): Dorothy Spreckels
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bullet  General Notes:

Charles Munn, Jr., the oldest brother, believed in hard work as much as he did the art of living well. He and his brothers always worked together in all their business ventures.

In 1926 Munn went to England and founded the Greyhound Racing Association. Within a year, there were forty greyhound racetracks. Charles Munn returned to the US with the patent rights to the ubiquitous mechanical rabbits found at racetracks.

From there, the Munn brothers, along with inventor Henry Straus, developed and patented the automatic betting board for racetracks. Charles and Gurnee Munn formed the American Totalisator Co., known today as AmTote. Charles Munn was the first president and Gurnee the vice-president.


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Charles married Mary Astor Paul, daughter of James William Paul , Jr. and Frances Drexel. (Mary Astor Paul died in 1950 in Paris, France.)


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Charles next married Dorothy Spreckels, daughter of Adolf Spreckels and Alma. (Dorothy Spreckels was born in 1913 and died in 2000.)


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Sources


1 New York Social Diary (http://www.newyorksocialdiary.com/socialdiary/2006/11_24_06/socialdiary11_24_06.php).


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