William Foster McDermott

Brief Life History of William Foster

When William Foster McDermott was born on 14 September 1877, in Clifton, Franklin, Idaho, United States, his father, William Patrick McDermott, was 25 and his mother, Hannah Mariah Foster, was 22. He married Mary Kahaleone Kaehu on 8 April 1899, in Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Clifton, Oneida, Idaho, United States in 1900 and Portland City Election Precinct 183, Multnomah, Oregon, United States in 1940. In 1920, at the age of 43, his occupation is listed as motor man in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States. He died on 19 September 1943, in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Foster McDermott
1877–1943
Mary Kahaleone Kaehu
1881–1910
Marriage: 8 April 1899
William "Billy" McDermott Jr
1900–1992
Benjamin Lauahi
1903–1956
Annie Kaehu McDermott
1907–1994
John Kaehu Sr.
1908–1975

Sources (28)

  • William Mc Dermot in household of W Mc Dermot, "United States Census, 1880"
  • John Paia, "Hawaii, Marriages, 1826-1954"
  • William Mcdermott, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

World Events (8)

1880 · The Great Gale of 1880

The Great Gale of 1880 was a severe snow and wind storm that devastated parts of Oregon and Washington on January 9, 1880. The extratropical cyclone caused tides to rise seven feet, gale force winds, and snow accumulations of up to 18 inches.  

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Irish Brendan, Fergus, Dermod, Dermot, Aidan, Bridie, Clancy, Colm, Fitzgerald, Kieran, Kiernan, Liam.

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Diarmada ‘son of Diarmaid’, a personal name that may be based on di- + farmat ‘envy’, hence meaning ‘free from envy’. The name Diarmaid was borne in Celtic legend by the lover of Gráinne, and, in historical times, by Diarmaid Mac Murchadha, the 12th-century king of Leinster whose appeal to the English for support led directly to the Anglo-Norman presence in Ireland. Compare the Scottish form McDiarmid . There has been confusion with Ó Duibhdhiorma, see Dearman .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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