Biographies of American Seedsmen and Nurserymen Munson, Thomas Volney–(1843-1913)–Denison, Texas–was born near Astoria, Illinois on September 26, 1843.  In 1906, the University of Kentucky gave him a Doctor of Science degree.  He established his vineyard business in Denison, Texas.  He was an acknowledged authority on the native wild grapes of North America.  In 1890, he published Bulletin No. 3, “Classification and Generic Synopsis of the Wild Grapes of North America” for the Agriculture Department.  His book Grape-Culture was his most important horticultural work.  He died on January 21, 1913.
Sources:  APS-1913; Bailey