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Biography of James McBride, M.D.

JAMES McBRIDE, M.D. – The representative pioneer is born, not made. If we glance over the history of the state-builders of the Northwest coast, we will find that not only were they pioneers in fact, but pioneers by descent, the sons and grandsons of those who laid broad and deep the foundations of the earlier communities of this republic. Doctor James McBride was in this sense a representative pioneer. He was descended from patriotic revolutionary stock. His grandfather, James McBride, was one of the patriot soldiers of the Revolution; and his grandmother, Mary Crawford, was a sister of the mother of Andrew Jackson, and a woman of more than ordinary ability and force of character. After the Revolution his grandfather, the first of a race of pioneers, was the first white settler in Tennessee; and there the subject of this sketch was born February 9, 1802, near the city of Nashville. His father, Thomas Crawford McBride, was a farmer and clergyman, and in connection with Alexander Campbell and Barton W. Stone, and other men of views rather in advance of their clerical associates, was active in founding what is known as the Christian or Disciple church, now one of the leading and influential denominations of the country. Actuated by that spirit of enterprise and discovery that everywhere distinguishes the true pioneer, the father of the subject of this sketch removed in 1814 from Tennessee to the neighborhood of St. Charles, Missouri; and there James McBride was reared and educated. He studied medicine in the city of St. Louis, and at the age of twenty-two entered upon the practice of...

Taylor, Elsie Elnore Nice Mrs. – Obituary

Elsie Elnore Taylor, 81, of Vernonia, died May 29, 2008, at her home. A celebration of Elsie’s life will be held Saturday, July 5 at 11 a.m. at the Vernonia Community Church, 957 State Ave. in Vernonia, with Pastor Grant Williams officiating. Private interment will be held. Elsie was born May 10, 1927, in North Powder, the daughter of Joseph A. (Weise) Nice and Mattie (Smith) Nice. She was raised and received her education in the North Powder community, graduating from high school in 1945. She was united in marriage to Lyle L. Taylor on June 4, 1945, in Baker. Following their marriage they lived in Baker until 1962 when they moved to Sherwood, later living in St. Paul for a time before returning to Sherwood. In 1978 they moved to Jewell where they made their home for eight years until moving to the Vernonia community in 1986. Elsie began her working career at the Woodburn post office and later for an insurance agency in Woodburn. She later worked in the marketing department at GAF in Tigard as an administrative assistant until she retired in 1989. She later owned and operated “Pretty Gifts and Things” in Vernonia, which was her dream come true. She was a member of the Vernonia Senior Center as well as several rock clubs. Among her interests, Elsie enjoyed rock hounding and jewelry making. She also made and sold Christmas wreaths for many years. Throughout her lifetime, Elsie always lived on a farm and had a great love for animals, especially cows, sheep, chickens and horses. Elsie was preceded in death by her husband, Lyle,...

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