Mcdermand Family Genealogy Forum
Charles Kenneth McDermand 1902-1966 (birth place not yet known) was the son of E.T. "Ted" McDermand, about whom I know next to nothing. His mother was Lula Valetta Venters born 1878 in Christian County Illinois, the third of six children of George Venters 1844-1931 and Olive Wickens 1850-1932.
George Venters was born in Pike Co KY, and Olive Wickens in Washington Co Ohio. George, a Civil War veteran, Olive and daughter "Lu" died and are buried in San Diego.
Lu Venters and Ted McDermand lived in Huntley Montana (1924 is my only valid date). "Aunt Lu" had moved to San Diego by the late 1920s to care for her aging parents. Lula Venters McDermand died in 1968.
C.K. McDermand was called "Ken" by his family and "Mac" by everyone else who knew him as a writer. I understand that "Mac" is, to this day, the subject of Sierra Club 'lore.' He lived in San Francisco. I have no record that he was ever married. He was first cousin to my grandmother.