Charles Reuben McBride was born in Fillmore, Utah Territory, on 1 October 1856 to Reuben A. McBride and Harriett Columbia. He moved to Tooele, Utah Territory, at age twenty-five. He married Rhoda Alice Lyman on 20 November 1875. McBride worked for Utah Consolidated Mining Company and International Smelting and Refining Company; he also served as Tooele County sheriff. He was a member of Tooele Stake presidency. He died in Salt Lake City, Utah, on 31 May 1948.
 “Charles R. McBride Age 92, Tooele County Leader, Churchman, Is Dead,” Transcript-Bulletin (Tooele, UT), 1 June 1948, 1.