|Calif. Families McBride James > Cyril Ian and Margaret - Christchurch NZ|
The magnitude 6.3 earthquake in Christ Church on Feb. 21 killed 148.
Many buildings which survived last September's magnitude 7.1 quake were destroyed.
Initial damage estimates were $15 billion NZ dollars ($11 B US) added to the $5 B for the quake 5 months ago.
Our cousin Ian and his wife Margaret lost their home.
Still has his sense of humor:
They had earthquake insurance but rumors are it could take many years to rebuild because of the long queue for construction.
Ancestors: 0 Thomas McBride b. 1749, Isle of Arran, Scotland; d. . +Janet MacMillan b. . 1 John McBride (bapt. 1781- Kilmory, Arran; d. 1809, Torrylin, Arran) .... +Isabella MacDonald (bapt. 1782- W. Bennan; d. 1823- Kilmory, Arran) (Aunt of Isabella MacDonald who married Donald) .... 2 Robert McBride (bapt. 1808- Scheanochie; d. 1843- Kilmory, Arran) ....... + Barbara Connel ....... 3 Robert McBride (b. 1839, Arran; d. 1943 South Africa) .......... 4 James McBride (b. 1865, Arran; d. 1943 South Africa) ............. 5 Cyril James McBride (b. 1906; d. 1985)Return to the McBride Page.