You are looking at an identified photograph of BERTHA M. SHOTT. This photograph is in nice shape with some dirty spots and corner wear, however, image is clear. This photograph measures abt. 4x6 and it is identified on the back as such COUSIN BERTHA McDIARMID, AUNT KATES DAUGHTER and it is identified on the front as COUSIN BERTHA McDIRMID, DAUGHTER OF AUNT KATE SHOTT.
I have done some research on this photograph and this is what I've come up with. First of all let me say that I have seen McDirmid spelled about 10 different ways and on the photo itself they spell it 2 differnet ways so I'm not exactly sure which spelling is correct so I will spell it the way I see it in each record.
BERTHA M. SHOTT was born December 23, 1879, PA. to HENRY I. SHOTT born May 1852, PA. & MARY CATHERINE STRAW (see photo listed separately) born July 1857, PA. BERTHA had the following siblings: Harry W., William J., Martha S., Floanie (that's what it looked like to me), & John W..
1900 Mayfield Twp., DeKalb Co., Ill. Census = Henry I., (48), Mary C. (42), Harry W. (22), Bertha M. (20), William J. (18), Martha S. (11), Floanie (8) & John W. (6). (All born in PA.)
1910 Mayfield Twp., DeKalb Co., Ill. Census = Henry (58), Mary (51), Martha (21), Alfreda (18) Albert (16), Henry (5), Lester (4) & Raymond Straw (14) listed as a Servant, however, remember, BERTHA'S moms maiden name is Straw too.
1920 Same Location
Henry I (67), Mary C. (61), Albretta (28), John Albert (25), Lester Andrew (13) (Grandson), Henry Raymond Straw (23)
1930 Mayfield, DeKalb Co., Ill. Census = Henry (77), Mary (72), Alfretta H. (39), Albert (36), & Ray Straw (34).
BERTHA IS MARRIED AND SHE IS LISTED BELOW:
1920 Big Rock, Kane Co., Illinois Census - John McDermed (56), MI., Bertha (40), PA., Mabel, (1 yr. 1 month), IL.
1930 Sycamore, DeKalb Co., Ill. Census = John I. McDERNAOTT (67) NO KIDDING THIS IS HOW IT'S SPELLED SO IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR THEM BETTER RIGHT IT DOWN, Bertha (50) & Mabel (11)
SOCIAL SECURITY DEATH INDEX:
Bertha McDiarmid, born December 23, 1879, PA., died January 1972, DeKalb, DeKalb, Ill.
A little information on Bertha's parents:
I found this information on Bertha's mom:
Mary Catherine Straw born abt. July 17, 1859, Pa. to Levi Straw (1818-1909) & Elizabeth Whitman (1834-1916).
I will be listing 3 additional photographs related to the SHOTT family. They are - MARY KATHERINE STRAW SHOTT, SHOTT BOYS, JENNIE MAY SHOTT.
You will be able to see more genealogy information listed with the MARY CATHERINE STRAW SHOTT photo.