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DEVINE, Michael. Born 1838, Co. Clare. Clinton County, Iowa, USA.
Donated by Cathy Joynt Labath, Iowa, USA.


Source: The History of Clinton County, Iowa. Chicago: Western Hist. Co., 1879.

Michael Devine, farmer, Sec. 8; P.O. Toronto; owns 240 acres of land, valued at $35 per acre; born in 1838, in County Clare, Ireland; in the fall of 1853, came with his parents to Cook Co., Ill., and the following year moved to LaSalle Co., where his father died in 1854. In 1860, went to Greene Co., Ill., and married there Miss Mary Luneene, Oct. 20, 1863; her native place was Ireland; she died Oct. 22, 1864, leaving an infant daughter, Mary, who is still living. After the death of his wife, Mr. D. came to this county and purchased part of his present farm, but worked in a rolling-mill in Chicago several years. His mother, Mary Devine, keeps house for him, and his younger brother, James Devine, aged 27, lives with him and assists in carrying on the farm. Mr. D. is a member of the Catholic Church; Greenbacker.

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