Luke James McDermott


Personal Information


January 10, 1870 Pinckney, Lewis County, New York
Married Mary Isabel Farmer - November 22, 1904
Death February 25, 1935 Ogdensburg, St. Lawrence County, New York at age 65
Burial Glenwood Cemetery, Watertown, Jefferson County, New York
Parents Thomas McDermott and Jane Burke
Siblings Henry, John, Michael,Mary Ann "Mollie", Thomas, Katherine
Children None



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Wedding invitation sent to Luke's brother, John McDermott

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Letter written to brother John McDermott in 1932


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Headstone in Glenwood Cemetery, Watertown, Jefferson County, New York





Luke J. McDermott, 65, 661 Factory Street, died suddenly at 4:40 Monday afternoon at the Hepburn hospital, Ogdensburg, where he underwent an operation Feb. 6 for a kidney ailment.

Mr. McDermott seemingly was on the road to recovery and was able to sit up in a chair Monday for the first time since the operation. Heart trouble is believed to have caused his death.

His sister, Miss Mary McDermott of this city, accompanied him to the hospital and remained with him for a week after the operation, leaving him because he appeared to be recovering.

He was born Jan. 10, 1870, in the town of Pinckney, Lewis county, a son of the late Thomas and Jane Burke McDermott. He came to Watertown about 40 years ago and entered the employ of the New York Air Brake company, where he served as an iron moulder. He was employed there for many years.

He was a member of the Watertown council, No 259, Knights of Columbus, and the Moulders' union. His wife, Mrs. Mary Farmer McDermott, died about six years ago at Central Square, where they then resided.

Surviving him, besides his sister, are two brothers, John McDermott of Baldwinsville and Michael McDermott of Barnes Corners.

The body was removed to the McLellan undertaking parlors at Ogdensburg and later was brought to the Burns Funeral home here in the Burns motor hearse.

Funeral services will be held at the Burns Funeral home Thursday at 9 am and a half hour later at Holy Family church. Burial will be made in Glenwood cemetery.

SOURCE: Watertown Daily Times 02/26/1935

McDermott - Farmer


At the Holy Family church at 8 am Tuesday took place the marriage of Mary Isabelle Farmer, daughter of James Farmer, 62 State street, and Luke James McDermott, also of this city. The church was beautifully decorated for the occasion with palms, smilax and chrysanthemums. The ceremony was performed by Ref. Father Jov. Irene Farmer, sister of the bride, acted as bridesmaid with Joseph Conroy as best man. The bride was charmingly costumed in a brown traveling dress, trimmed with applique and carried white chrysanthemums. The bridesmaid wore green, with all-over lace. The bridal couple were the recipients of many beautiful and costly, as well as useful presents.

Mr. and Mrs. McDermott left on the morning train for Boston on a brief wedding trip. They will be at home to their friends after Dec. 10, at 5 High street.

The bride was formerly a teacher at the Hamilton street school, and the groom is a foreman at the New York Air Brake company's plant.

SOURCE:  Unknown Newspaper, Unknown Date



Location of Death

A.B. Hepburn Hospital, Ogdesnburg, St. Lawrence County, New York
Usual Residence 661 Factory Street, Watertown, NY
Full Name Luke J. McDermott
Sex Male
Color/Race White
Marital Status Widowed
Spouse Mary Farmer
Date of Birth January 10, 1870
Age at Death 65 years, 1 months, 15 days
Usual Occupation Iron Moulder
Insdustry/Business N.Y. Air Brake Co.
Last Worked August 1934
Length of Occupation 40 Years
Birth Place Town of Pinckney
Father Thomas McDermott of Ireland
Mother Jane Burke of Ireland
Place of Burial Glenwood Cemetery, Watertown, New York
Date of Burial February 25, 1935 (should be 28th)
Date of Death February 25, 1935
Physician Attended February 6, 1935 through February 25, 1935
Time of Death 4:40 pm
Cause of Death Pulmonary embolism; carcinoma of left kidney
Operation Performed Nephrectomy on February 3, 1935 for carcinoma of the left kidney.



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