Samuel J. McBride (1839 - 1907)

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Birth


Lawrence County, PA USA

Death


Slippery Rock, Lawrence County, PA USA

Cause of death

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Burial / Funeral

at Rich Hill Presbtrerian Church,
Lawrence County, PA USA

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Family

Father: Alexander McBride
Mother: Mary (Armstrong) McBride
Siblings: David Armstrong McBride, Thomas McBride, William McBride, Rebecca Jane McBride, Alexander McBride Jr, Sarah Ann McBride, Robert Munson McBride, and George Dennison McBride

Wife: Mary Diadema Cotton
Children with Mary: Edward A McBride and Mary Gemella McBride

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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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J.

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Irish

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Religion

Presbyterian

Gender

Male

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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.

1849 - When he was merely 10 years old, on January 23rd, British-born Elizabeth Blackwell became a doctor in the U.S. She earned a medical degree at the Geneva Medical College in New York. Blackwell was the first female doctor with a degree in the U.S.

1854 - By the time he was merely 15 years old, on January 6th, Sherlock Holmes was born. Author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle created the character who has endured in popularity for over 160 years. The first Holmes book was published in 1887.

1899 - At the age of 60 years old, Samuel was alive when the meaning of Chinese "oracle bones" was rediscovered. Farmers in China had been turning up the bones in their fields for generations but most often they were ground up and sold as medicine. The chancellor of the Imperial Academy and a friend noticed, before they ground the bones, that they had writing. The bones had been used around the second millennium BC for divination.

1907 - In the year of Samuel J. McBride's passing, in October, over a 3 week period, the New York stock exchange fell almost 50% from the previous year's high mark. Public panic ensued and there were runs on banks since the U.S. was in the middle of a recession. J.P. Morgan offered his own fortune to back the banks and he was followed by other financiers. This temporarily shored up the banking system, stopping the immediate panic. All of this led to the creation of the Federal Reserve.

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Samuel J. McBride, father to 2 children, passed away on July 16, 1907 in Slippery Rock, PA, USA at 67 years old. No cause of death has been listed for Samuel. He was buried in Rich Hill Presbtrerian Church, PA, USA. He was born on December 15, 1839 in PA, USA. He was born to Alexander McBride and Mary (Armstrong) McBride, with siblings David, Thomas, William, Rebecca, Alexander, Sarah, Robert, and George. Samuel married Mary Diadema Cotton. and they gave birth to Edward A McBride and Mary Gemella McBride.

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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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