John McDermott

Male3 April 1894–27 January 1977

Brief Life History of John

When John McDermott was born on 3 April 1894, in Cumberland, Illinois, United States, his father, Johnathon McDermott, was 58 and his mother, Emily Jane Coy, was 37. He had at least 2 daughters with Hester Guy. He lived in Spring Point Township, Cumberland, Illinois, United States for about 10 years and Dora Township, Moultrie, Illinois, United States in 1940. He died on 27 January 1977, in Mattoon, Coles, Illinois, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Mattoon, Coles, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

John McDermott
1894–1977
Hester Guy
1894–1986
Freda Florene Mcdermott
1922–2019
Aleda E Mcdermott
1929–

Sources (6)

  • John McDurmond in household of John McDurmond, "United States Census, 1900"
  • John McDermott, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Johnnie McDermott, "United States Census, 1920"

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

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.

1910 · Boy Scouts of America

Age 16

When W. D. Boyce was visiting London, he encountered a boy that helped him find his destination. The boy refused the tip that Boyce offered to him and told him that he was just doing his daily good turn. Being inspired, Boyce incorporated the Boy Scouts of America to help teach young men how to have an attitude of service always. Since its foundation, The Boy Scouts of America has become one of the largest Scouting organizations in the United States. Around 110 million people have been participants at some time in their life. The BSA was established to help young people make better choices in life and showing selflessness by serving the community.

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 22

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

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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