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 Edwin Francis McDermott

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Edwin Francis McDermott

  • Birth 31 Jul 1897 Galesburg, Knox County, Illinois, USA
  • Death 27 Oct 1977 Idaho Falls, Bonneville County, Idaho, USA
  • Burial Idaho Falls, Bonneville County, Idaho, USA
  • Plot North section, Block 70, Lot 2
  • Memorial ID 8579123

Newspaper publisher. Known as E.F., he merged the Idaho Falls Post with the Idaho Register in 1931 to create the Post Register, which has circulated in most of eastern Idaho ever since. During the Depression of the 1930s, he founded the Goodfellow Fund, to which Post Register readers donate every Christmas to help needy families. He retired shortly before his death; J Robb Brady Jr succeeded him as publisher. McDermott Baseball Field in Idaho Falls was named after him.


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  • Maintained by: Melinda Morse, R.N.
  • Originally Created by: Collins Crapo
  • Added: 30 Mar 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8579123
  • Collins Crapo
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Edwin Francis McDermott (31 Jul 1897–27 Oct 1977), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8579123, citing Rose Hill Cemetery, Idaho Falls, Bonneville County, Idaho, USA ; Maintained by Melinda Morse, R.N. (contributor 46892705) .