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Barney McDermott

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The Seattle Daily Times
Sunday Morning, March 6, 1927
Page 1, Column 7

Rancher Killed On Way To Buy Ticket To Erin

Interurban Train Strikes Barney McDermott at Hall’s Lake When He Tries to Cross in Front of It Hurrying to Seattle to buy a ticket to Ireland, Barney McDermott, a chicken rancher of Hall’s Lake who was 68 years old, ran in front of an Everett-Seattle interurban limited car near his home yesterday and was killed.

J.B. Nelson of Everett, motorman of the car, said Mr. McDermott was 18 feet from the track when seen and was running full tilt, waving his umbrella at the limited. To board the car, which stops at Hall’s Lake on signal only, Mr. McDermott would have to cross the track. The car hit him as he crossed the nearer rail.

Mr. McDermott, who lived in this country forty years, was going to Ireland for a visit to a brother, who is ill. His widow, Mrs. Ellen McDermott, was to have remained on the ranch.

Coroner Charles H. Fickel of Snohomish County, in which the tragedy occurred, exonerated the motorman.

Dan Bergin, who has a candy store at 2057 Market Street, Ballard, hurried to Hall’s Lake on receiving word of the death of Mr. McDermott, who was his uncle.

The funeral will be held Tuesday from St. Alphonsus’ Roman Catholic Church, with burial in Calvary Cemetery, in charge of the Pheasant Wiggen Company.


Generously contributed by: Sheila Simpson