Place of migration
Migrated to/Born in USA

In 1911,  Pakie Joe McDermott emigrated to New York (as a citizen of the United Kingdom) sponsored by his aunt, Ellen Higgins (aka Mrs Farrell Carney). His sisters followed him out in 1925 but only Mary Elizzabeth stayed on in New York permanently. Ellen McDermott later returned to help their brothers who had remained on the ancestral farm in Scregg.


In 1919 Packie Joe married Margaret Ann Sinon (1891–1985) of Vermont. They lived in Bergen, New Jersey, and had two daughters: 

  • Margaret Ann McDermott 1925-1987 (married Peter Michael Kelly 1926-1975)

  • ​Mary Elizabeth McDermott 1927–1983 (married John Joseph Helly 1925-1982)

Would love to reconnect with Packie Joe McDermott's grandchildren/descendants in the US.

Additional Information
Date of Birth 13th Dec 1892
Date of Death 18th Sep 1951
Associated Building (s) Scregg townland St. Michael's Church, Drumlion  
Mother (First Name/s and Maiden) Mary Anne Higgins (1862–1919) of Scregg, Drumlion.
Father (First Name/s and Surname) Edward McDermott (1864–1936) of Cloonybrennan, Elphin VIEW SOURCE
Townland born Scregg, Drumlion, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co Roscommon.
Names of Siblings Mary Elizabeth (Eliza) McDermott (1894–1974) | John McDermott (1895–1934) | Ferghus McDermott (1897–1945) | Ellen (Nellie) McDermott (1900–1983)
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