William Henry McDermid was born in Michigan on Dec. 11, 1893. McDermid was a veteran of WWI and a resident of Los Angeles by 1922. For 20 years he worked as an artist for North American Aviation. He died in Los Angeles on June 5, 1962.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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