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WOODLAWN CEMETERY
Cor. Union Ave and Rt 94 (Windsor Highway)
NEW WINDSOR NY

(Nov2000)
WOODLAWN CEMETERY ENTRANCE
Cor. Union Ave and Windsor Highway(Rt.94)





McDERMOTT's Buried In Woodlawn Cemetery:

THOMAS MERL MCDERMOTT

Thomas was born August 25,1861 during the Civil War. He was the first boy born to Tom and Jane and was their fifth child. He was a laborer by trade at his maturity  He married Rose Lennon. She was born in 1861. They had two children and during their youth they made the move to Newburgh around the year 1894, about 6 years after the rest of the family. Rose died November 6, 1900, just short a month after the death of her Father-in-law. She was 39. Tom married again. He married Helen R.Barley. Helen was married before and had two children by her first husband, Edith and John. John married his step-father's niece  Helen was born in 1868 and her daughter-in-law has told me stories about Helen at the age of 11 she crossed country in a covered wagon and even experienced an Indian Attack. Tom and Helen had one child1 Clifford. Helen died of cancer. Tom died August 30, 1956, just five days after his 95th birthday. He was of Orange Counties Oldest Residents. He was the last surviving member of his family. He is buried in Woodlawn Cemetery. Tom was a member of Oak Street Baptist Church. Tom had lived on Riley Road in Vails Gate over 52 years, moving in, in 1904

After Tom's death, Jane stayed at 67 Benkard Ave.. By 1902, Fred was on his own, and it appears that Edward and Benjamen were both married in this year. Jane being left home alone, moved in with Ernest and his wife Elizabeth. In 1905 Ernest moved to Kingston. Jane made the move with them, but sometime between 1905 and 1908 she moved in with her daughter lantha in Walden. It was here she lived until her death, February 26, 1908. The chief cause of her death was a heart attack. She was 72 years old. Both Tom and Jane are buried in Woodlawn Cemetery. From these two wonderful people, there decendents, 14 children, 45 Grandchildren, 70 Great -Grandchildren, 135 Great-Great Grandchildren, 39 Great-Great-Great Grandchildren, and 2 Great-Great-Great-Great Grandchildren. There is 9 Grandchildren still alive that could possibly remember Jane and only 1 Grandchild is alive that could remember
Thomas.
 
 

SARAH CATHERINE FINNEN BELL

Sarah, the fourth born, was born in 1859. Up to this point now, all the McDermott's are girls. Sarah had some schooling, she could read but, could not write. She was married twice. Her first marriage was to W. Finnen. Her second marriage was to Frank M.Bell. She had no children by either marriage. Sarah was tall, kind and had a nice smile. This is the way some of our elders remember her. Sarah died on March 9,1932 in Newburgh at the age of 72. The chief cause of death was a heart attack. Frank is remembered as having a wooden leg and walked with a cane. He loved smoking a pipe or a cigar. Frank died on August 1,1934 at the age of 81 in a hunting accident. Both Sarah and Frank had their funeral services from Oak Street Baptist Church and were buried in Woodlawn Cemetery.
 
 
 

ELLEN MCDERMOTT SIMPS0N

Ellen was the oldest of the fourteen children. She was born June 25, 1854 in Napanoch, New York. She married Peter Simpson. Peter was born March 7, 1845 to John and Nancy Simpson. (John was born in 1805 and Nancy was born in 1804.) Peter, like his Father-in-law was a Civil War Veteran. Ellen and Peter had two children. Ellen died in Walden on July 29,1932 at the age of 78. This was the third death in the family circle in three months. Ellen's sister Margaret died in March and Sarah died also in July. Peter died, July 12,1914 at the age of 69. He had a stroke that left him with no voice and both arms paralyzed. Ellen and Peter are both buried in Woodlawn Cemetery. This is the only generation that has started it's seventh generation.
 
 
 

EDWARD MCDERMOTT

Edward, the twin to Ernest, was born on December 25, 1879, also in Napanoch, New York. Wewill labelhim as the twelfth child born since we don't know which one of the twins was born first. He too, was a hatter by trade. He married Hattie McCann possibly around the year 1902  Hattie was born in 1891 to George H. and Madora Gedley McCann. Edward and Hattie had eight children. Edward died on April 7, 1949 at his home at the age of 68. Hattie died August 10, 1961. Edward's funeral service was held in St. George~s Episcapol Church. Both are buried in Woodlawn Cemetery.
 
 

ERNEST MCDERMOTT

Ernest, the thirteenth child and the twin of Edward, was born on December 25, 1879, in Napanoch, New York. In 1901 he started his apprenticeship in plumbing and was probably married also in this year. He did become a plumber and he taught the profession to his oldest son, Thomas. He married Elizabeth Fox. She was born January 8, 1877 in Brooklyn, N.Y., to Thomas and Ellen Fox. Ernest and Elizabeth had five children. Ernest was killed in a Hit-and-run accident on April 25,1924 on Route 94. He was 42 years old. Elizabeth died on March 31, 1962. She was 82 years old. Ernest was buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, New Windsor,N.Y..
 
 
 

LINKS TO OTHER WOODLAWN SITES:

http://www.rootsweb.com/~nyorange/woodlawn_01.htm    Pictures of Woodlawn Cemetery Gravesites
 
 

From Newburgh City Directories 1889 - 1892
 

Name Business Name Occupation Location 1 Location 2 City State Year
David Perrott St. George's Cemetery supt   Washington opposite Johnston Newburgh NY 1889
John J. Perrott St. George's Cemetery asst. supt.   153 Washington Newburgh NY 1889
Mac Leod Rogers Newburgh Woodlawn Cemetery supt.   same location Newburgh NY 1889
David Perrott St. George's Cemetery supt.   Washington opposite Johnston Newburgh NY 1890
John J. Perrott St. George's Cemetery asst. supt.   153 Washington Newburgh NY 1890
Mac Leod Rogers Newburgh Woodlawn Cemetery supt.   same location Newburgh NY 1890
David Perrott St. George's Cemetery supt.   Washington opposite Johnston Newburgh NY 1891
John J. Perrott St. George's Cemetery asst. supt.   153 Washington Newburgh NY 1891
Mac Leod Rogers Newburgh Woodlawn Cemetery supt.   same location Newburgh NY 1891
John J. Perrott St. George's Cemetery supt.   153 Washington Newburgh NY 1892
Mac Leod Rogers Newburgh Woodlawn Cemetery Supt. Same Newburgh NY 1892

 
 

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