Edward A McBride (1870 - 1952)

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Slippery Rock, Butler County, PA USA

Death


Slippery Rock, Butler County, PA USA

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at Slippery Rock Cemetery,
Slippery Rock, Butler County, PA

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Father: Samuel J. McBride
Mother: Mary Diadema Cotton
Siblings: Mary Gemella McBride

Spouse: Lydia Ada Allison
Children with Lydia: Ralph A McBride

Wife: Lydia A Allison

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Alexander

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1870 - In the year that Edward A McBride was born, on March 31st, Thomas Mundy Peterson was the first African-American male who voted in an election - a local election about the town charter. Peterson, a school principal, was also the first to hold elected office and the first to sit on a jury.

1892 - When he was 22 years old, on October 12th, the "Pledge of Allegiance" was first recited in unison by students in U.S. public schools. Composed the previous August by Francis Bellamy, it was to be recited in 15 seconds and originally read: "I pledge allegiance to my Flag and the Republic for which it stands, one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all." "Under God" was added in the 1950's.

1933 - Edward was 63 years old when on December 5th, the Twenty-first Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified. The 21st Amendment said "The eighteenth article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is hereby repealed." Alcohol was legal again! It was the only amendment to the Constitution approved for the explicit purpose of repealing a previously existing amendment. South Carolina was the only state to reject the Amendment.

1940 - Edward was 70 years old when in July, Billboard published its first Music Popularity Chart. Top recordings of the year were Tommy Dorsey's "I'll Never Smile Again" (vocal Frank Sinatra) - 12 weeks at the top, Bing Crosby's "Only Forever" - 9 weeks at the top, and Artie Shaw's "Frenesi" - 12 weeks at the top.

1952 - In the year of Edward A McBride's passing, on July 2, Dr. Jonas E. Salk tested the first dead-virus polio vaccine on 43 children. The worst epidemic of polio had broken out that year - in the U.S. there were 58,000 cases reported. Of these, 3,145 people had died and 21,269 were left with mild to disabling paralysis.

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Had a relationship with Lydia Ada Allison with children: Ralph A McBride
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McBride Services
Held here Sunday

Funeral services for Edward A. McBride,
81, 214 West Cooper Str., Slippery Rock,
who died Thursday at 8:45 p.m., in
Jameson Hospital, New Castle, were held
Sunday afternoon at 2:30 from Zion
Baptist Church. Rev. Carl Jones, pastor
of the church, officiated and internment
was in the Slippery Rock Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements were in charge of
the Ligo Funeral Home. Mr. McBride,
who died following a short illness, was
born September 17, 1870, near East
Brook, Lawrence County, a son of
Samuel J. and Mary Cotton McBride.
He was a mechanical engineer who
resided in Worth Twp., before coming
32 years ago to make his home in
Slippery Rock. He was employed in
Slippery Rock State Teachers College.
He was a member of the Zion Baptist
Church and served it on the Board of
Deacons for 40 years.

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Family Legacy of Alexander and Mary Armstrong: Born December 20, 1795,a native of Emerald Isle, Ireland.
He emigrated in 1813. He Married Mary Armstrong, daughter of David
and Sarah (Harris) Armstrong, May 20, 1820. She was born June 25,
1795, and died April 21, 1847. They purchased a farm near London,
Mercer County, where they resided four years. Then they purchased
a part of the old Armstrong farm, which laid on both sides of the
present Slippery Rock road, the old homestead being the present
Boyd farm, near the Cooper cement block plant. The McBride tract
also laid on both sides of the present Slippery Rock road, the
home being on the north side of the road and southeast of a spring
in the field between the present Boyd and Cooper homes. Some say
the home was a log house, but Mr. Crocker, a nearby resident, says
it was a frame dwelling. A barn and a blacksmith shop were on the
south side of the road.
After locating on this tract, Mr. McBride devoted his
time to school teaching and milling. He bore the appellation of
the "Irish Schoolmaster." The first grist mill erected and operated
within the present limits of Worth Township was erected by Mr.
McBride in 1827. It was a frame structure and had two run of
common stone. Soon after he got the gristmill in operation, he
attached a saw mill, and did a flourishing business for some 25
years until 1850. His mill was located along the Slippery Rock
Creek by the bridge near the present Cooper gravel washing plant.
Tradition says that the foundation of the present bridge was part
of the old mill. Mr. McBride was a prominent man in the township
in educational matters and in business enterprises, and filled
the office of Justice of the Peace for several terms. Kept store at
Harlansburg for several years during the latter part of his life.
Ordained Elder September 26, 1839, and served for 39 years. He
died October 17, 1878, leaving a family of nine children. David
Armstrong (m. Elizabeth Struthers), Rebecca Jane, (m. Amaziah
Kelly), Alexander Jr. (Harlansburg), Thomas (m. Eliza Winans),
Sarah Ann (m. Samuel Gill), William (m. Eliza Taylor), Robert
Munson (m. Sarah Jane Martin), George Dennison (m. Annie
Stevens), and Samuel J. (m. Mary D. Cotton), Samuel J.
lived in the East Brook area (buried at Rich Hill) and had a son,
Edward A., who married Lydia A. Allison, they were the parents
of Ralph A. McBride, who married Margaret E. Book.
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