Sarah and Robert Munn purchased Hope Island in 1943 for $20,000. Sarah and Robert had four children: Robert, Mary Pat, Allen, and Sally, and 10 grandchildren. Robert Munn died in 1954. Sarah Munn kept Hope Island as a vacation place and, though the Munn's never lived on the island, they visited it frequently, especially in the summers (Sebring, 1994). Sarah Munn died in May 1990 at age 97.