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Henry Walter DEVILBISS

Male 1848 - 1921  (73 years)


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  • Name Henry Walter DEVILBISS 
    Born 10 Jan 1848  Lewis Co., Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 18 Aug 1921  Los Angeles Co., California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Was originally from Rockport, CA --

      Was a farmer and resided at Tonto, Arizona.

      From Ancestry.com: “Following a move to California in 1865, Henry’s mother married a widower named A. J. Lowell, with a daughter named Julia. Henry married his step-sister, Julia.

      The list of 12 children was taken from “Dillon-Historical Background for the DeVilbiss Ranch, Mendocino County, CA”. The author indicates 5 died in infancy. Other information indicates only two survived to adulthood, Henrietta and “a girl baby.” [NOTE: incorrect]

      From the Woodland “Daily Democrat, Dec. 26, 1895:
      “Henry DeVilbiss, a brother to J. A. Devilbiss of this place [Winters, California] lives in Mendocino county. Recently a half-breed named George Wages, killed his two hunting dogs. Mr. Devilbiss has a relation named Haight Clark. Wages had a partisan friend named George Davis. Clark and Davis met last Monday night. There was bad blood between them on account of the dog incident. They quarreled and Clark finally drew his revolver and shot Davis dead.”

      From the Oakland Tribune, November 7, 1965:
      [in article about Mendocino:
      “At Westport another 400 residents depended on the Westport News turned out by William Heeser and its competitor the Westport Weekly Argus printed by Charles B. Huse and C. J. Williams of Williams & Co. Westport was the largest coastal town north of Mendocino City. John Copp ran the Kimball House. Farmers of the region included the Devilbiss brothers, G. A. and Henry W. Devilbiss. Henry was deputy county assessor and butcher.”

      1880 Census: CA, Mendocino, Ten Mile River, ED #62:
      Devilbiss, H. W. age 32, stock raiser, born in MD, father born in MO, mother born in MD;
      Julia A., age 25, wife, keeping house, born in CA, father born in Maine, mother born in Maine;
      George W., age 7, son, at school, born in CA, father born in MO, mother born in CA;
      A. J. age 5, son, at school, born in CA, father born in MO, mother born in CA;
      John H., age 2, son, born in CA, father born in MO, mother born in CA.

      1900 Census (indexed under Devilbiro) 37 and 28 and 26 District, Maricopa Cty, AZ:
      Devilbiss, Henry W., head, born Feb. 1848, age 58, married for 29 years, born in MO, father born in MD, mother born in MD, farmer;
      Julia A., his wife, born Nov. 1856, age 43, married for 29 years, had 14 children with 8 still living, born in CA, father born in ME, mother born in MI;
      Andrew J., their son, born Jul 1874, age 25, born in CA, father born in MO, mother born in CA;
      John H., their son, born Aug 1878, age 21, born in CA, father born in MO, mother born in CA;
      Henryetta T., their daughter, born Aug 1885, age 14, born in CA, father born in MO, mother born in CA;
      Edgar A., their son, born Aug 1890, age 9, born in CA, father born in MO, mother born in CA;
      Ethel L., their daughter, born June 1892, age 7, born in CA, father born in MO, mother born in CA;
      Clarence L., their son, born April 1898, age 2, born in AZ, father born in MO, mother born in CA.

      1910 Census: CA: LA: LA:
      Devilbiss, Henry W., head, 62, first marriage, married for 40 years, born in MO, father and mother born in MD, olwn income;
      Julia A., wife, 54, first marriage, married for 40 years, has had 14 children, 6 still living, born in CA, father born in ME, mother born in MI;
      Andrew J., son, 35, born in CA, father born in MO, mother born in CA, none (cripple);
      John H., son, 31, born in CA, father born in MO, mother born in CA, laborer, farm;
      Teresa H., daughter, 24, born in CA, father born in MO, mother born in CA, operator, telephone;
      Edgar A., son, 19, born in CA, father born in MO, mother born in CA, painter, daywork;
      Swilling, Hetty A., daughter, 27, first marriage, married for 8 years, has had 3 children, all living, born in CA, father born in MO, mother born in CA, steno, physicians’ office;
      Cecil F., grandson, 7, single, bornin AZ, father born in AZ, mother born in CA;
      Lucille C., granddaughter, 4, single, born in AZ, father born in AZ, mother born in CA;
      George L., grandson, 2, single, born in CA, father born in AZ, mother born in CA.

      1920 Census: CA: Mendocino: Westport Twnship: p. 3 of 12:
      Devilbiss, Henry, W., age 72, widowed. born in MD, father and mother born in MD, no occupation, living with:
      Lewis, George, G. and his wife Alice O.,

      California, Death Index, 1905-1939:
      Name: Henry W. Devilbiss
      Birth Year: abt. 1848
      Death Date: 18 Aug 1921
      Age at Death: 73
      Death Place: Los Angeles Co., California, USA [1]
    Person ID I580  Lowell&Block
    Last Modified 12 Jan 2015 

    Father Andrew DEVILBISS,   b. 10 Jul 1820, Allegany Co., Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Oct 1864, Florence, Lauderdale, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years) 
    Mother Mary Eleanore BIVENS,   b. 19 Jun 1828, Allegany Co., Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jul 1890, Rockport, Mendocino, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Married 10 Apr 1847  Lewis Co., Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F872  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Julia Ann LOWELL,   b. 2 Nov 1856, St. Louis Twp., Sierra, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Apr 1918, Los Angeles Co., California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Married 8 Nov 1871  Mendocino Co., California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. George William DEVILBISS,   b. 10 Feb 1873, DeVilbiss Ranch, Mendocino, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Feb 1907, Flagstaff, Coconino, Arizona, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years)
     2. Andrew Jackson DEVILBISS,   b. 9 Jul 1874, DeVilbiss Ranch, Mendocino, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Mary Florence DEVILBISS,   b. 27 Feb 1876, DeVilbiss Ranch, Mendocino, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1876
     4. John Henry DEVILBISS,   b. 16 Aug 1878, Winters, Yolo, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jul 1940, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
     5. Alonzo DEVILBISS,   b. 19 Feb 1880, DeVilbiss Ranch, Mendocino, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Feb 1880, DeVilbiss Ranch, Mendocino, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     6. Harriet Amanda DEVILBISS,   b. 26 Jun 1882, DeVilbiss Ranch, Mendocino, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 May 1973, Los Angeles Co., California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
     7. Esther Julia DEVILBISS,   b. 27 Aug 1883, DeVilbiss Ranch, Mendocino, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1900  (Age < 16 years)
    +8. Henrietta (Hattie) Terese DEVILBISS,   b. 23 Aug 1885, DeVilbiss Ranch, Mendocino, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Aug 1951, Tulare Co., California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     9. Joseph Charles DEVILBISS,   b. 7 Aug 1887, DeVilbiss Ranch, Mendocino, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Nov 1887, DeVilbiss Ranch, Mendocino, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     10. Leo Cleveland DEVILBISS,   b. 10 Nov 1888, DeVilbiss Ranch, Mendocino, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1900  (Age < 11 years)
    +11. Edgar Allen DEVILBISS,   b. 9 Aug 1890, Oakland, Alameda, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Sep 1961, Butte Co., California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     12. Ethel Lurietta DEVILBISS,   b. 8 Jun 1892, DeVilbiss Ranch, Mendocino, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Aug 1898, Tonto, Gila, Arizona, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 6 years)
     13. Clarence L. DEVILBISS,   b. Apr 1898, Arizona, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1910  (Age ~ 11 years)
    Last Modified 12 May 2019 
    Family ID F204  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 10 Jan 1848 - Lewis Co., Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 8 Nov 1871 - Mendocino Co., California, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 18 Aug 1921 - Los Angeles Co., California, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S4] Historic Genealogy of the Lowells of America from 1639 to 1899., Lowell, Delmar R., (Tuttle Company, Rutland, Vt., 1899).