Mary Ella McBride

Female 1886 - 1970  (83 years)


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  • Name Mary Ella McBride 
    Born 8 Sep 1886  Rayne, Acadia Parish, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 12 Jun 1970  Rayne, Acadia Parish, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Saint Joseph Catholic Cemetery #1 - Rayne, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I3957  Cody LeBlanc's Family Tree
    Last Modified 23 Sep 2015 

    Father Walter Scott McBride,   b. 1 Dec 1849, Opelousas, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Aug 1917, Rayne, Acadia Parish, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Mother Aurelia Perres,   b. 13 Jan 1855, Lafayette, Lafayette Parish, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Mar 1936, Rayne, Acadia Parish, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Family ID F1488  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Aurelia Perres McBride with children
    Aurelia Perres McBride with children
    Aurelia Perres McBride, wife of Walter Scott McBride, posed with three of her children. Standing at left is a son Walter J. McBride. Standing at right is Ella McBride, while sitting on his mother's lap is Edward McBride.

    Published in the Rayne Acadian Tribune on May 15, 2014
    Walter Scott McBride with daughter Mary Ella McBride
    Walter Scott McBride with daughter Mary Ella McBride
    In one of Rayne's iconic photos, a nursemaid tends to baby Corrine Mouton, daughter of Dr. George Clinton Mouton, son of La. Governor Alexander Mouton. The young lady at center is Miss Ella McBride, Walter Scott McBride's older daughter, while Walter Scott McBride stands astride the front door of his black-smith shop.

    Published in the Rayne Acadian Tribune on May 1, 2014.
    Mary Ella McBride
    Mary Ella McBride
    Shown in her youth, Miss Ella McBride became an institution at McBride's Pharmacy, serving as well as the Greyhound Bus Line ticket operator at the Devil's Alley entrance.

    Published in the Rayne Acadian Tribune on May 29, 2014

    Documents
    Lot 13 Block 1 'Plan of Rayne'
    Lot 13 Block 1 "Plan of Rayne"
    Published in The Rayne Acadian Tribune on May 1, 2014
    Lot 13 Block 1 'Plan of Rayne' - May 15, 2014
    Lot 13 Block 1 "Plan of Rayne" - May 15, 2014
    Published in the Rayne Acadian Tribune on May 15, 2014
    Obituary of Mary Ella McBride
    Obituary of Mary Ella McBride
    Published in The Rayne Acadian Tribune on June 18, 1970

  • Notes 
    • Obituary:

      Rayne lost another of its loved 'senior citizens' this past week when death claimed Miss Mary Ella McBride, 84, member of one of Rayne's first families who dated back to the days of Poupeville, Miss McBride passing away at the Rayne Guest Home on Friday at 11:30 a.m. after a long illness.

      Funeral services were held Saturday morning at 9 a.m. from St. Joseph Catholic Church, with Rev. Emery Labbe officiating. Interment followed in the family plot in the old St. Joseph Cemetery with Gossen Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

      Pallbearers were Sidney McBride, Warren McBride, Harold Leleux, Jr., Harold Leleux, Sr., Tony Privat and Edwin "Butch" Ousse.

      Miss McBride was a native of Rayne and a lifelong resident here. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Walter Scott McBride, her mother being the former Aurelia Perres, and member of one of the pioneer families in this area. Mr. and Mrs. McBride resided in Poupeville, and were among the settlers of that section who moved with the entire Poupeville community up to the railroad tracks in the 1880's when the settlement of Poupeville was renamed to Rayne.

      She was educated in local schools and later joined her brother, the late Walter J. McBride in the operation of what was originally McBride's Confectionery, then later became McBride's Drug Store. She was an important part of this business firm, and served the public faithfully over a long span of years, assisting her brother, and, in her quiet, sweet manner, making many friends for the drug store. For some time, this was also the offices for the Greyhound Bus lines and she handled the ticket office operation. She remained with the firm until Walter's retirement, when she also retired and devoted the remainder of her days to enjoying members of her family and her many friends.

      She had been in ill heath for some time, and had been a resident at the Guest Home for several years where she was a loved part of the group of friends there.

      "Miss Ella" will always be remembered fondly by her family and by the many friends of long standing who were intimate as only friends from childhood on can remain. She was an interesting part of Rayne's earlier business life, and she contributed much, along with her brother in providing one of Rayne's well known business establishments, located next to today's Gene's Shoe Store. Much of the original McBride's building was torn down in recent years to make way for the present Rayne State Bank parking area.

      Her brothers and sisters have all preceded her in death, and she is survived only by numerous nieces and nephews who were very dear to her. Among these are Tony Privat, Warren McBride, Sidney McBride, Edward McBride of Maryland, Harold McBride of Germany, Glenn McBride of Brownsville, Texas, Tom and Joe McBride of Lake Charles, Mrs Edwin Ousse, Mrs. Dan LeLeux and Mrs. A.E. Raymond, Jr. all of Rayne, Mrs. Harold LeLeux of Estherwood, Mrs. Gabe Alandin of Connecticut and Mrs. Howard Duran of Lake Charles.

      (Published in The Rayne Acadian Tribune on June 18, 1970)