Biography of James D. McBride
Franklin County, NY Biographies





James Daniel McBride. - As engineer in the Village of Tupper Lake, James Daniel McBride is prominent in this community, where he was born Sept. 28, 1867. He is the son of George H. and Catherine (Keith) McBride.

George H. McBride was born at Plattsburg, N. Y., in 1829. Throughout his life he was interested in the lumber business and came to Franklin County in 1854. He was married in 1862 to Miss Catherine Keith, who was a native of Queenstown, Ireland. They were the parents of seven children, of whom James Daniel, the subject of this sketch, was the third in order of birth.

James Daniel McBride attended the public schools of Tupper Lake and Moira, N. Y. He began his engineering career with a large concern in New York and studied civil engineering at the same time through correspondence work. Since 1895 he has extended his professional work throughout a wide area in northern New York and Canada. For two years he was superintendent of a fire district under the New York State Conservation Commission, and in 1916 he accepted his present appointment as village engineer at Tupper Lake.

Mr. McBride was married on Nov. 20, 1902, to Miss Emma Cuglar, the daughter of George and Catherine Cuglar, of Louisville, N. Y. They have no children of their own, but have an adopted daughter, Kathryn, who is the wife of George Edwin Trick, of Malone.

Mr. McBride is identified with the Republican party in politics, a member of the Presbyterian Church, and belongs to the Masonic Lodge.

From:

The North Country
A History, Embracing
Jefferson, St. Lawrence, Oswego, Lewis
and Franklin Counties, New York.
By: Harry F. Landon
Historical Publishing Company
Indianopolis, Indiana 1932


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