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Zuila A. McBride Copeland
Birth: Aug. 11, 1881
Iowa, USA
Death: Sep. 16, 1981
Grant County
Oklahoma, USA

Zuila A. McBride was the beloved daughter of Emanuel McBride and Sarah Hatfield McBride.

Zulia had three sisters and four brothers ~ Elizabeth, Leutitia, Al, Bill, Rosco, Minnie and Joe. Minnie passed away when a child.

Zulia was two years old when her family left Iowa in a covered wagon, and driving mules, they moved east of Bluff City, Kansas. Zulia could remember some of the little happenings along the way, one of the mules would put his nose on me and it scared me and I sure didn't like him. Uncle Tom played the violin of evenings in camp and everyone would sing. Pa soon bought 80 acres, 2 or 3 miles west and a little north of Bluff City, Kansas. It was there that brother Joe was born, and sister Mary Elizabeth (married Horace Huntley). When I was seven years old, our family and Horace and Mary Elizabeth moved to western Kansas, south and west of Montezuma. I started to school here and got so homesick through the day that my stomach hurt and I was sick. I didn't study much, or learn much either. In some ways we had lots of fun, I'll tell you some of the things us kids did now - some not so funny, either. My brothers Roscoe and Bill, put a saddle on a calf and put me into the saddle. The calf ran a-tearin' and into the side of the hog pen. It scraped the saddle off and me too. I was scratched up and bunged up terribly, especially my hip. I remember Pa and Al were away from home at the time. They were breaking prairie, using a walking plow and Buck and Jerry, a team of oxen. I'll tell you another funny thing. Bill and Roscoe hitched two calves to a big old trunk. They put little Joe in the trunk, and I went along too, out into the pasture to pick up dry cow chips and hauled them to the house to put into the stove to cook our meals and heat the house. We lived in a sod house built into the side of a bank. It had one room with a gunny sack curtian to partition it off to make two rooms. The house had a dirt floor that ma covered with gunny sacks, pegged them into the dirt for a carpet. When I was thirteen we moved to the farm Pa got in the Cherokee Strip Race in 1893. Pa and Roscoe ran from Caldwell and took the place 11 miles west of Renfrow. Pa and Roscoe dug a well and a cave first. They lived in a tent while doing this, then moved into the cave for the winter. The old cave is still in my yard. Pa's sister Nan in Iowa passed away and Pa fell heir to $25.00 that he used to build his first barn. Sister Bet (Mary Eliazbeth) and Lizzie (Leutitia) and her husband and three older children spent one winter with us, so we were glad to have the hay loft. My niece Florence and I would go into the hay mow and make beds. When we got through, we would do the Schottische dance a time or two, we sure had a time. Ma lost her eyesight when she was 50 years old. I married Jess Copeland a barber from Alabama May 12, 1918 in Caldwell in the home of cousin Jose Logue, she is a daughter of Ma's brother Mose, who lived to be 103 years old. We moved to Renfrow, I ran a cafe and Jess helped some, but barbered too. One time a desperado came into the cafe, and the town marshall, Ed Krouse, told me to shoot if I needed too. This fellow took off down the street and I went after him. I shot, not at him, but to scare him. Ed Krouse came and captured him. I now live on the place my father took in the race. My home is much different from the soddy (that in Kansas) and the first house built here. I only went to the sixth grade because we had to work. Work meant milking, hoeing, helping make lye soap outdoors, washing clothes, sewing and the scores of chores around the farm.

Zulia had a stroke of bad luck on July 8, 1974, when she was fixing a fence to keep the chickens out of her garden. Somehow, she fell and broke a hip, and now must use a walker for support. Tuesday August the 11th, she will see the sun rise as she has for a century, welcoming the day as a good Oklahoman should, she will celebrate her 100 Birthday.

On September 16, 1981, Zulia passed away.




Family links: 
  Emanuel "Peppers" McBride (1841 - 1924)
  Sarah Hatfield McBride (1843 - 1925)
  Jess H. Copeland (1878 - 1929)
  Mary Elizabeth McBride Huntley (1865 - 1960)*
  Leutitia A. McBride (1867 - 1963)*
  A. J. McBride (1870 - 1944)*
  William O. McBride (1874 - 1951)*
  Roscoe E. McBride (1876 - 1947)*
  Zuila A. McBride Copeland (1881 - 1981)
  Joseph J. McBride (1884 - 1953)*
*Calculated relationship
Caldwell City Cemetery
Sumner County
Kansas, USA
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Zuila A. <i>McBride</i> Copeland
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