Andrew McBride
Marion County Pioneer



     Mr. James Sims, the successful stock grower on the old Arms place, in the southern part of the county, on the Ocklawaha River, was called to Orange Springs Friday to attend the funeral of Mr. Andrew McBride, one of the pioneer settlers of Orange Springs.
     The deceased was over 70 years of age and came to the springs from Bellville, Illinois over fifty years ago. He was twice married. By his first wife he had a son, who is Dr. Andrew McBride of Holder. His second wife was Miss Simms, a niece of Mr. James Simms, whom he married some twenty odd years ago, and who survives him.
     The deceased was a most estimable man and a citizen whom that section is sorry to lose. To the bereaved the Star extends condolence.

Note Linda Flowers...Andrew Mcbride was born August 31, 1831. He died November 30, 1905 and is buried at Orange Springs Cemetery. He came to Orange Springs from Indiana about 1850. His first wife's name was Julia. She was born in New York July 25, 1832 and died August 4, 1878. They had four children together. Julia is buried at Orange Springs Cemetery also, as well as three sons, Horace, just three years old, George, seven months and Andrew. A daughter Mary, who died at only three months of age. Andrew, Julia and three children who died in childhood are all buried together in one of the latgest family plots of the cemetery.

Source: Ocala Evening Star: 12 2-1905, Ancestry, Find A Grave

Transcribed, Formatted and Submitted by Linda Flowers





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