son of Alexander McBride
and Mary Armstrong;
husband of Mary Diadema Cotton;
Civil War veteran
- LT, 78th Rgt, PA Vol
"WAR VETERANS ANSWER CALL THE SAME DAY - John K Vandegrift and Samuel J McBride, Both Members of the UVL Died Tuesday - Two more members of the Union Veteran Legion, whose ranks are fast thinning out, answered the last call Tuesday in the deaths of John K Vandegrift of 167 Croton avenue, and of Samuel J McBride of Hickory township, near Harlansburg. The news of the death of these two old soldiers will be read with sincere regret by all who knew them. John K Vandegrift....[his obituary here]....The second death of Tuesday in the ranks of the UVL was that of Samuel J McBride of Hickory township, near Harlansburg, which occurred Tuesday morning. His death was caused by bronchial pneumonia, from which he had been suffering for some time. He was born in Butler county, and was 67 years and 7 months of age. He was a soldier in the Civil war, having enlisted October 12, 1861, with Company H, 78th Pennsylvania infantry. He was discharged November 4, 1864, having the rank of first Lieutenant. He was a member of Encampment No 9, Union Veteran Legion. Surviving him are his wife, a son, Edward of Jacksville, a daughter, Mrs Stratton, of Illinois, and one brother, Robert McBride, of this city. The members of Encampment No 9 of the UVL will attend the funerals of both Comrade Vandegrift and Comrade McBride."
(New Castle News, July 17, 1907, p.1)
"FUNERAL OF OLD SOLDIER - Wrapped in the Flag of His Country, the Remains of Samuel J McBride Are Laid to Rest - The funeral of the late Samuel J McBride, a resident for many years of Hickory township, and a Civil war veteran, was held Friday morning at the Rich Hill Presbyterian church, of which he was for many years an active member and a ruling elder. The services began at the hour of 10 o'clock and were conducted by the Rev Clarence Weible, pastor of the church, who spoke in highest terms of the character of the deceased, his christian worth and his enviable war record. The remains, wrapped in the Stars and Stripes, lay in a casket banked with flowers. Among the floral emblems was the shield of the Union Veteran legion. The church was crowded with mourners, among whom were members of the Union Veteran legion, and a number of others from this city. The interment was at Rich Hill cemetery and the pallbearers were the elders of the church."
(New Castle News, July 19, 1907, p.2)
Mary Diadema Cotton McBride
1843–1911 (m. 1869)