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Charles J. McBride


Charles J. McBride, D. D. S., a skillful dentist of Perryville, Mo., was born in Perry County, Mo., on August 20, 1854, and is a son of John C. and Theresa (McCauley) McBride (see sketch for John C. McBride).

Charles J. McBrideís education was begun in the public schools of Perryville, and finished by a yearís course in St. Vincentís College and Southeast Normal, at Cape Girardeau, Mo. In 1874 he commenced studying dentistry with Dr. S. T. Hall of Fredericktown, Mo., as precepter.

In 1874, he entered the Missouri Dental College at St. Louis, and remained until the spring of 1875, when he located at Fredericktown, and practiced his profession until the spring of 1876. He then returned to his native county and was engaged in farming until the spring of 1878. The next fall he re-entered college and in the spring of 1879 graduated as a D. D. S. He is the only dentist in the county, and has a fair practice in Perry and the adjoining counties.

His marriage with Mary G. Cissell was celebrated on November 12, 1883. She is a native of the county, born in 1863, and is a daughter of Bernard Cissell, deceased, a former attorney of Perryville. To the Doctor and wife have been born three children: Ethel Genevieve, Bartrand Cissell and Kathleen Teresa.

Mrs. McBride was educated at St. Vincentís Academy at Cape Girardeau, where she graduated in 1881. She and her husband are both members of the Catholic Church. Politically, Dr. McBride is a Republican.

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The Goodspeed Publishing Company compiled a series of histories of various counties in the U.S. in the late 19th century. The information in the History of Southeast Missouri, published in 1888, was provided by the contemporary residents of Perry County and her neighboring counties. The biographies are a valuable source of genealogical information, despite a few minor inaccuracies. We are glad to present the transcribed biographies here for anyone researching Perry County's history.

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