Samuel J. McBride (1839 - 1907)

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Samuel J. Mcbride
1839 - 1907
updated February 06, 2019
Samuel J. McBride, father to 2 children, was born on December 15, 1839 in Pennsylvania USA. He was born to Alexander McBride and Mary (Armstrong) McBride, with siblings Rebecca, Alexander, Sarah, Robert, George, David, Thomas, and William. He married Mary Cotton, and they gave birth to Edward A McBride and Mary Gemella McBride. Samuel died on July 16, 1907 in Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania USA at 67 years old.


Samuel J. Mcbride Biography

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Samuel Mcbride was born on in Lawrence County, Pennsylvania USA


Samuel Mcbride died on in Slippery Rock, Lawrence County, Pennsylvania USA

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at Rich Hill Presbtrerian Church, in Lawrence County, Pennsylvania USA



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Enlisted in Company F, 78th Regiment, Pa. Volunteers on its original organization at Butler, Pa. and was mustered into service of the United States, on the 17th of Sep., 1861 for the term of three years. / He received his commission as 2nd lt., on Nov. 25, 1862. On feb. 6, 1863, he was commissioned as 1st Lt. by Command of Col Sirwell. He assumed command of Company F, 78th regiment on Oct. 24, 1864. He was discharged on Nov. 4, 1864.

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Samuel J. McBride Family Tree

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Alexander McBride
Dec 20, 1795 - Oct 14, 1878
Mary (Armstrong) McBride
Jun 15, 1795 - around Apr 21, 1847


David Armstrong McBride
Feb 26, 1821 - Sep 29, 1879
Thomas McBride
Feb 18, 1828 - Jun 2, 1904
William McBride
Mar 11, 1832 - Jul 13, 1908

Samuel J. McBride & Mary Diadema (Cotton) McBride


Mary Diadema (Cotton) McBride
Oct 28, 1843 - Oct 26, 1911


Edward A McBride
Sep 17, 1870 - Mar 6, 1952


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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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Samuel Mcbride Obituary

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Samuel J. McBride, father to 2 children, passed away on July 16, 1907 in Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania USA at 67 years old. He was buried in Rich Hill Presbtrerian Church, Pennsylvania USA. He was born on December 15, 1839 in Pennsylvania USA. He was born to Alexander McBride and Mary (Armstrong) McBride, with siblings Rebecca, Alexander, Sarah, Robert, George, David, Thomas, and William. Samuel married Mary Cotton, and they gave birth to Edward A McBride and Mary Gemella McBride.
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1839 - 1907 World Events

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In 1839, in the year that Samuel J. McBride was born, on January 2nd, the first photo of the Moon was taken by Louis Daguerre, known as the "father of photography". The following June, he applied for and got a patent for his camera - to which France acquired the rights in exchange for a lifetime pension for Louis and his co-inventor's nephew. The camera was available to the public by September. It cost 400 francs (about $50 US then, almost $1270 today) and weighed 120 pounds.

In 1846, at the age of just 7 years old, Samuel was alive when on April 25th, conflict widened in Texas' border disputes with Mexico, following the US annexation of Texas. On May 13th, the United States declared war on Mexico and the Mexican-American War officially began.

In 1876, at the age of 37 years old, Samuel was alive when on July 4th, the United States celebrated its centennial. There were parades, music, speeches and fireworks - even in Union Square in New York City. Suffragettes also marched for equal rights and the vote for women.

In 1884, when he was 45 years old, on May 1st, the Federation of Organized Trades and Labor Unions - a US association - first resolved that "eight hours shall constitute a legal day's labour from and after May 1, 1886, and that we recommend to labour organisations throughout this jurisdiction that they so direct their laws as to conform to this resolution by the time named." Previously, workdays would consist of 10 to 16 hours a day - 6 days a week. It would take years before the 8 hour workday became common practice - and longer before it became a law.

In 1907, in the year of Samuel J. McBride's passing, the Monongah coal mining disaster occurred on December 6th, happening at the Fairmont Coal Company’s No. 6 and No. 8 mines.. Over 361 miners were killed. Because there was no breathing apparatus at the time to help rescuers, recovery efforts were greatly hampered. It is considered the worst mining disaster in American history and led to government oversight in mining practices.

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