Harriet Eliza McBride (1834-1910)

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Harriet Eliza McBride Pugh Payne
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Aunt Harriet
Born: 31 Aug 1834 Villenovia, New York
Died: 5 Nov 1910 Fillmore, Utah
Father: Reuben McBride
Mother: Mary Ann Anderson
Siblings: Helen Venera McBride
Harriet Eliza McBride
Reuben Augustus McBride
Mary Louisa McBride
Roy Hyrum McBride
Emma Jerutia McBride
John Newton McBride
Laura Abigail McBride
Alice Melissa McBride
Jeff Davies
Spouse: (1) Edmund Pugh
Married: 5 Aug 1855 Fillmore, Utah
Children: Annah Mary Pugh
Spouse: (2) Joseph Barnes Payne
Married: 1860 Fillmore, Utah
Children: Joseph Payne
Josephine Payne
William Porter Payne
Baby Boy Payne
Alice Maude Payne


The Progress Review, Millard County, Utah, Friday, November 11, 1910:

In Memoriam.

Mrs. Harriet McBride Payne was born the State of New York 75 years ago, and died at Fillmore Saturday morning, Nov. 5, at 6:30 o’clock. Just with the awakening life of a new day she went to sleep like a tired child. With the eye of faith one could see at the dawn of this memorable November day an invisible hand wave a signal, and a voice in softest accent on the morning breeze, announcing that the gates were open and that angels were waiting to escort her in.

After a long busy and useful life she died as she had lived honored, trusted and loved.

She leaves a husband, a son and two daughters, a brother and three sisters and many other near relatives and friends to her departure.

Funeral services over her remains were held in Chapel Sunday afternoon, presided over by Bishop’s Counselor James A. Kelly. The speakers were George Crane of Kanosh and Thomas C. Callister of Salt Lake. Beautiful and appropriate singing was rendered by the ward choir and Miss Woodhouse. Invocation was offered by Christian Anderson and benediction by William Beeston. A long cortege followed the remains to the cemetery where the dedicatory prayer was offered by F. A. Robison.

“Smooth the locks of silver hair,
On our mother’s brow with tenderest care,
Gather the rope in final fold around the form so still and cold,
Lay on her bosom, pure as snow,
The fairest, sweetest flowers that grow,
Kiss her and leave her our hearts delight,
Her pain is over she sleeps tonight.”


  • Day, Stella H., ed. Builders of Early Millard, pp. 290, 313, 465, 468.
  • Lichfield, Beulah Menlove. Cemetery Records, Fillmore, Millard Co., Utah, p. 29.
  • McBride, Virginia. Charles R. McBride Memorial, p. 20.
  • Day, Stella Huntsman. Everything is Relative, p. 93
  • Marriage: Rogers, Sarah. Fillmore Branch Registration, p. 1:
Number: 8
Male: Edmund Pugh
Female: Harriet McBride
Registered: 7 Feb 1859, at Fillmore, by John Kelly
Married: 5 Aug 1855 (at Fillmore), by Reuben McBride
  • 1860 Federal Census, Utah, Millard County, Fillmore City, Page #107,

Dwelling #936, Family #849, enumerated 14 Jul 1860:

McBride, Reuben
Harriet, 25, f, NY
  • 1870 Federal Census, Utah, Millard County, Town: Fillmore, Enumerated 27 Jun 1870, page 16, Dwelling 143, Family 134:
PAINE, Joseph
Harriet, 32, f, w, Keeping House, N.Y.
  • 1880 Federal Census, Disk 35, Fillmore, Millard, Utah:
Joseph PAYNE
Harriet Wife F M W 45 NY Occ: Keeping House Fa: NY Mo: NY
  • Burial: Lichfield, Beulah Menlove. Cemetery Records, Fillmore, Millard County, Utah, p. 49:
Name: PAYNE, Harriet
Age at Death: 75 yrs 3 mo
Parents: Reuben McBride & Mary Anderson
Died: 5 Nov 1910
Buried: Block 103, Lot 3
Reported by: Jos. Payne
Comments: Married. Was a house wife.
  • Death variant: 8 Nov 1910 [Memorial, p. 20]