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Re: Kermath, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Posted by: Cosette J. Rowland Date: October 03, 2001 at 20:17:04
In Reply to: Re: Kermath, Toronto, Ontario, Canada by norman kermath of 16

Hello Kermath's! I am surprised also to find a Kermath web site....... and pleased. My Father is Lorne Randolph Kermath Jr...... I am one of ten children, born in July 1952. My Great Grandfather, James, immigrated from Canada, where I'm not sure. He founded and ran Kermath Marine Engines here in Detroit, Michigan. My son has several engines and is restoring a double cockpit Chris Craft powered by a Kermath right now. I have many ads for Kermath Engines, including some for British PT boats and Air Rescue ships. I know my Great Grandfather was one of several children (?) May was one and Olga was another, I believe he also had a brother named Jack, whom I think is still alive in Florida at about the age of 98. I would be very interested in any info you may have. I also have a picture of my GG father sitting in a 1907 Kermath, as he did compete (very briefly) with Henry Ford (he didn't like him either). I would be happy to share any info or pics you find interesting...... Cheers! Cosette Rowland (Kermath). P.S. It is my understanding that Kermath was originally spelled Kermaghe, changing to Kermuck, and for the last 200 years has been Kermath. The Clan Kermath was very small, the Chief was killed in battle and taken over by vaious other clans, including Buchanan, Kennedy and is currently part of Buchan. That we originated from an Andrew Kermath in a little town called Ellon (sp) part of Aberdeenshire, way up in the top of the Highlands. I have two of our kilt pins and both the modern and ancient plaids. If any of this information is familiar or known to be false.... I'd like to know! Looking forward to hearing.


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