Garrett McDermott

from 12 January 1928 to 1 December 1928–18 April 1987 (Age 59)
USA

The Life of Garrett

Garrett McDermott was born from 12 January 1928 to 1 December 1928 as the son of Garrett McDermott SR and Agnes McDermott. He died on 18 April 1987, in Bakersfield, Kern, California, United States, at the age of 59.

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Garrett McDermott SR
Agnes McDermott
Garrett McDermott
1928–1987

Parents and Siblings

    Garrett McDermott SR

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    Agnes McDermott

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World Events (3)

1929

Age 1

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.
1931

Age 3

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 6

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 

Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Diarmada ‘son of Diarmaid’, a personal name possibly composed of the separative prefix di- + farmat ‘envy’, hence meaning ‘free from envy’. This name 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. Mac Diarmada was an important name in Connacht.

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

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