Nathaniel Knight McBride

13 January 1840–November 1858 (Age 18)
Barry, Pike, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Nathaniel Knight

When Nathaniel Knight McBride was born on 13 January 1840, in Barry, Pike, Illinois, United States, his father, James McBride, was 46 and his mother, Betsy Mead, was 37. He died in November 1858, in Springville, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 18.

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James McBride
Betsy Mead
Henrietta McBride
Reuben D McBride
Harlum McBride
George McBride
Roxena McBride
James McBride Jr.
Oliver Stephen McBride
Nathaniel Knight McBride

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World Events (4)

Age 6
U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized
Age 8
Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.
1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World
Age 16
William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

Name Meaning

Irish (northern) and Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Brighde, a shortened form of Irish Mac Giolla Bhrighde and Scottish Gaelic Mac Gille Brighde ‘son of the servant of (Saint) Brigit’. Compare Kilbride and Bredin .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (7)

  • Nathaniel R. McBride in the Utah, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1850-1890
  • Nathaniel McBride in the 1850 United States Federal Census
  • Nathaniel Knight McBride, "Utah Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel Database, 1847-1868"

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