|Birth: ||May, 1827|
New York, USA
1900 CENSUS IRON COUNTY MI TOWNSHIP OF IRON RIVER pg 188A line 5 Clayton? McDermott head; born May 1827; age 73; single; born NY; parents both born Scotland; farmer. Resided Public Highway.
NEWS ARTICLE Diamond Drill Sep 25 1897 "Where Is Michael Ward?: Disappeared From Iron River Last July in a Mysterious Manner" (excerpt)
Prosecuting Attorney Handy received a message from a man named John Ward at Elizabeth, N.J. asking him to investigate the disappearence of Michael Ward from Iron River last July. Ward was an eccentric personage who owned forty acres of land near the Hall farm in Bates township. He came to Crystal Falls one day last July then went direct to Iron River. He stopped at the McDermott house that evening, then went to his farm. That was the last seen of him. One day McDermott went to Ward's cabin and found that Ward had put on his best clothes before leaving. It is now a question as to his whereabouts.
NEWS ARTICLE Diamond Drill (Crystal Falls) May 1 1897 "Iron River"
The boiler, engine and other parts of a saw mill outfit were received the fore part of the week, consigned to Clarence McDermott and others, who will during the summer select a mill site and erect a hardwood saw mill, and be in readiness to saw next spring, or probably during a part of the winter. This plant in connection with the Iron River Land & Lumber company's, which is already being got in readiness to begin sawing next month, will make Iron River a first-class market for the sale of all the hardwood, basswood, etc., in this vicinity, and will be of immense benefit to the entire community. Reporter.
1894 CENSUS STATE OF MICHIGAN: SOLDIERS, SAILORS, MARINES lists Clarence McDermitt [McDermott] in the Village of Iron River. Assume Civil War soldier.
1890 CENSUS OF UNION VETERANS AND WIDOWS OF THE CIVIL WAR enumerates surviving soldiers, sailors, marines and widows. For Stambaugh & Iron River in Iron County MI, it lists Clarence McDermot as Soldier.
NEWS ARTICLE Diamond Drill (Crystal Falls) May 10 1890 "In the Iron River District: A Diamond Drill Representative Gets A Grist of Good Items" (excerpt)
C. McDermott accured an option recently on the south-west quarter of the south east quarter of section twenty six, 43-35, known as the Weimer homestead, and put a chain saw at work thereon on Thursday of this week. The drill works by horse power and is capable of doing good work.
INFORMATION FROM DALE SAFFORD says Clarence McDermott held the original title to the land where I now live (Sec 25 T43N R35W SE1/4 NW1/4 N1/2 S1/2 10 acres & Sec 25 T43N R35W SE1/4 NW1/4 S1/2 N1/2 W1/2 5 acres where my house is located). He was granted the homestead title on Aug 6 1889 to Sec 25 T43N R35W E1/2 W1/2 which was 160 acres. That hilly forested land now includes the Iron River Care Center, the Michigan State Police Post, the US Forest Service Office, Secretary of State office, and Lakeland Baptist Church. A later title April 17 1911 says McDermott is a bachelor; another document dated Oct 2 1907 also says he is unmarried.
NEWS ARTICLE Iron River Reporter June 28 1951 "Iron River First Village Platted On The West Side" for Iron Ore Centennial celebration (excerpt)
By 1882 hardy homesteaders had settled all the lands adjoining the village. To the east were Frederick Miller, Frank Hammer, Clarence McDermott and John Farley jr.
Iron River Cemetery
Plot: Section 19 Lot 23
Created by: Dale Safford
Record added: Jan 29, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7127993