Watermen's Memorial

Captain James Elwood McBride
1913 – 1963












The only African American man to own and operate a fleet of oyster boats in the State of New Jersey, along with his wife, Lucy M. McBride

Civic Contributions:
• A philanthropist
• Friend and supporter to those in need

Church Positions: He was devout supporter and member of John Wesley United Methodist Church

Political Positions:
Work Experience: Entrepreneurs in the McBride commercial oyster and clam enterprises

Organizations: A Master Mason

Personal Information: Captain McBride joined Mrs. McBride to pursue a business venture in the Shell fishing Industry in Port Norris in 1945.

Source: The McBride Family Oyster Enterprises

















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