Raymond Lenard Mcbride

11 December 1901–16 March 1976 (Age 74)
Kossuth, Iowa, United States

The Life of Raymond Lenard

When Raymond Lenard Mcbride was born on 11 December 1901, in Kossuth, Iowa, United States, his father, Thomas Benjamin McBride, was 28 and his mother, Catherine Teresa Shay, was 27. He married W Muriel Emily Watters on 19 April 1919, in Bonners Ferry, Kootenai, Idaho Territory, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Flathead, Montana, United States in 1930 and Flathead Township, Flathead, Montana, United States in 1940. He died on 16 March 1976, at the age of 74, and was buried in Kalispell, Flathead, Montana, United States.

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Raymond Lenard Mcbride
Viola I Miller
Marriage: 2 April 1925
Ethel Rae Mcbride

Spouse and Children

2 April 1925
Polson, Lake, Montana, United States


    Ethel Rae Mcbride


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World Events (8)

1902 · So Much Farm Land

Age 1

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 12

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.
1922 · Oldest radio station west of the Mississippi

Age 21

The Karlowa Radio Corporation, in Davenport, was issued a new license for broadcasting and with it they were randomly assigned call letters of WOC. The small studio was the first to reach the Iowa area and was identified as one of 21 stations that were desirable because of coverage area and performance. In September 1927, WOC became a member of the new NBC radio network and still is today. In 1932, Ronald Reagan got his first broadcasting job at WOC as a sportscaster and he returned in 1988 after his presidency tour. WOC is the oldest surviving broadcasting station in the middle Mississippi Valley and was the first to keep logs on their electrical consumption and their on-air programming.

Name Meaning

Irish (mainly County Donegal) and Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Brighde, from earlier Mac Giolla Bhrighde (Irish), Mac Gille Brighde (Scottish) ‘son of the servant of (Saint) Brighid’. Compare Kilbride .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ray L Mcbride, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Raymond L Mcbride, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Raymond Mc Bride in household of Walter Jackson, "United States Census, 1920"

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