John McDermott Dies in Penitentiary
Article taken from The Hamilton Daily Republican, June 19, 1895
Died in the Pen
Columbus, O. June 19 - John McDermott, the Scioto County prisoner in the penitentiary hospital, died Tuesday morning. He was received in the hospital June 3, suffering will chorea, and has been a very sick man ever since. He became insane and had to be strapped to his bed. His wife in Portsmouth was immediately notified and arrived Tuesday afternoon to take charge of the remains.