News: Looking for females who are in the pure female lines (mother to daughter) from William and Sarah who are willing to do an mtDNA test. Such a person would be descended along an all female line from Mary DEVIN Biggers or Margaret DEVIN Reynolds. The hope is to identify the markers for Sarah SMITH Devin to help identify her parents. Contact the webmaster if interested.

Devin descendant, Stanley Wayne Devin, passed away at 1:30 a.m. on Dec. 4, 2014. He was the last living child of Ira & Oleta Devin.
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Ira Holmes Devin

Ira Holmes Devin[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9]

Male 1894 - 1983

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  • Born  19 Jul 1894  Flora, Wallowa, Oregon U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  17 Dec 1983  Lewiston, Nez Perce, Idaho U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  21 Dec 1983  Lewis & Clark Memorial Gardens, Lewiston, Nez Perce, Idaho U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Born at his parents home outside of Flora, Oregon.
    • Completed 8th grade in Flora, Oregon schools.
    • Wrote a book in his later years about his family, parents & the Flora, Oregon country.
    • Residences & Occupations:
      1894 - 1933 Northeast Oregon near Flora Raised cattle & wheat.
      1933 - retirement: Culdesac & Lapwai, ID. Raised wheat & other grains on 200 acres. Also ran a dairy herd selling cream & milk.
      He continued to live on the Lyle Gulch ranch near Lapwai, Idaho until suffering a disabling stroke. The last five years of his life were spent in the Orchards Nursing Home, Lewiston, Idaho, where he died.
    • Census:
      1900 Wallowa Co OR Paradise Pct ED 103, Sh 7
      1910 Wallowa Co OR, Paradise, p.208A, ED 289, SH ?; age 15, b. OR
      1920 Wallowa Co OR, Paradise, p.273A, ED 205, Sh 2A; age 25, b. OR; Farmer
      1930 Wallowa Co OR Mud Creek Twp; ED 25, Sh 1A; age 35, b. OR

      Completed 8th grade in Flora, OR schools

      WWI Draft Registration: Not dated, age listed as 22
      Height & Build: Medium; Eyes: Light Blue; Hair: Light Brown

      1894 - 1933 Northeast Oregon near Flora Raised cattle & wheat 1933 -
      retirement: Culdesac & Lapwai, ID. Raised wheat & other grains on 200 acres.
      Also ran a dairy herd selling cream & milk.

      Wrote a book about his family, parents & the Flora, OR country in his late years. He continued to live on the Lyle Gulch ranch near Lapwai, ID until suffering a disabling stroke. The last five years of his life were spent in the Orchards Nursing Home, Lewiston, ID where he died.

      Buried 21 Dec 1983, Lewis & Clark Memorial Cemetery, Lewiston, ID; Meditation Section
      Lat: 46 22' 25.4" N
      Lon: 115 59' 39.6 W

      Soc Sec # 538-05-9370

      Timeline:
      28 Aug 1917: Purchased land from Hart & Somerville, et al
      28 Aug 1917: Purchased land from Harold J. Hart & Lura B. Hart, minors by Clara Hart, Guardian
      4 Feb 1930: Land Patent "The Dalles 024601" probably in Wallowa Co OR
      Purchased W 1/2 of NE 1/4 & SE 1/4 of NE 1/4 of S 7;
      S 1/2 of NW 1/4 & E 1/2 of SW 1/4 of S 8;
      NE 1/4 of NW 1/4 of S 17 all in T 4, R 44E of the
      Willamette Meridian, Oregon containing 320 A
    Person ID  I0008  Devin Timber | David Devin Pedigree, William Devin Progeny
    Last Modified  19 Apr 2012 

    Father  Nathaniel Madison Devin,   b. 08 Apr 1860, Bolivar, Polk County, Missouri, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Apr 1933, Winchester, Lewis, Idaho U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Eliza Jane Holmes,   b. 07 Aug 1863, Carroll County, Arkansas U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 July 1922, Lewiston, Nez Perce, Idaho U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  03 Jun 1880  Bolivar, Polk County, Missouri, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F0003  Group Sheet

    Family  Oleta Fern Hansen,   b. 02 Jul 1897, Joplin, Jasper, Missouri U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Oct 1978, Lapwai, Nez Perce, Idaho U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  [10, 11, 12, 13
    Married  09 Jul 1917  Enterprise, Wallowa, Oregon U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    >1. Irene Fern Devin,   b. 08 Jun 1918, Flora, Wallowa, Oregon U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 18 Apr 2012, Hemet, Riverside, California U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location
    >2. Lois Vilta Devin,   b. 24 Jan 1920, Flora, Wallowa, Oregon U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Dec 1993, Lewiston, Nez Perce, Idaho U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location
    >3. Wilma LaVonne Devin,   b. 15 Jun 1921, Flora, Wallowa, Oregon U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Jan 2001, Lewiston, Nez Perce, Idaho U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Keith LaVern Devin,   b. 20 Oct 1923, Flora, Wallowa, Oregon U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jul 1937, Spaulding Junction, Nez Perce, Idaho U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location
    >5. Anna Kathleen Devin,   b. 14 Aug 1925, Flora, Wallowa, Oregon U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Aug 2007, Gresham, Multnomah, Oregon U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location
    >6. Robert Dwight Devin,   b. 03 Aug 1927, Flora, Wallowa, Oregon U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Nov 2006
     7. Billy Duane Devin,   b. 09 Apr 1929, Flora, Wallowa, Oregon U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Aug 1935, Spokane, Spokane, Washington U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location
    >8. Phyllis Hope Devin,   b. 26 Mar 1931, Flora, Wallowa, Oregon U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Dec 1998, Nez Perce County, Idaho U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location
    >9. Carl Glen Devin,   b. 26 May 1933, Enterprise, Wallowa, Oregon U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Feb 2008, Longview, Cowlitz, Washington U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location
    >10. Stanley Wayne Devin,   b. 17 Jun 1936, Asotin, Asotin, Washington U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Dec 2014, Idaho U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location
    Photos
    Ira & Oleta Devin Family
    Ira & Oleta Devin Family
    Family Portrait taken at Ira and Oleta's 50th Wedding Anniversary.
    Ira & Oleta Devin: 25th Wedding Anniversary
    Ira & Oleta Devin: 25th Wedding Anniversary
    Last Modified  19 Apr 2012 
    Family ID  F0002  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Ira Holmes Devin
    Ira Holmes Devin
    Cropped from a photograph with his wife.
    Ira Holmes Devin
    Ira Holmes Devin
    Cropped from a family portrait. He is about six years old.

    Headstones
    Ira and Oleta Devin Marker
    Ira and Oleta Devin Marker

    Heirlooms

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    Camera
    Camera
    Owned by Ira H. Devin about 1930. Origin unknown. Handed down to his son, Carl. Then passed on to his grandson, David. The camera still had film in it when David received the camera. No pictures were able to be developed from the film, though.
    Vise
    Vise
    Believed to be owned by Ira H. Devin. Origin unknown. Handed down to his son, Carl. Then, passed on to his grandson, David.
    Home-made hammer
    Home-made hammer
    Believed to be made by Ira H. Devin. Handed down to his son, Carl. Then passed on to his grandson, David.

    Albums
    Documents: Devin, Ira Holmes
    Documents: Devin, Ira Holmes (11)
    Records on file for Ira.

  • Sources 
    1. [S67798] U.S. Census 1940: Idaho, Nez Perce county, U.S. Census Buearu, Culdesac precinct (ED:35-4); sheet 2A, line 35 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S04052] Devin-Hansen: Certificate of Holy Matrimony.
      This Certifies
      That on the ninth day
      of July in the year of our Lord 1917
      Ira Holmes Devin
      and Oleta Fern Hansen
      were by me united in
      Holy Matrimony
      at Enterprise, Ore.
      According to the Ordinance of God
      and the Laws of Oregon
      Witnesses
      Elba Conley

      D. Lorel
      Baptist Minister
      Redmond, Ore.

    3. [S04669] Death Certificate for Ira Holmes Devin, (Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, Center for Vital Statistics and Health Policy; Boise, Idaho), State File No.6790; Reg.No.03; Dist.No.220., Boxes 1, 3, 6, 7, & 19.

    4. [S57069] U.S. Census 1900: Oregon, Wallowa county, Paradise precinct, Roll T623-1352 image 209., ED 103, Sheet 7.

    5. [S04665] U.S. Census 1920: Oregon, Wallowa county, Paradise, (National Archives & Records Administration), roll T625-1505; image 551., Enumeration District 205, sheet 2A, line 1.

    6. [S59033] Devin, Oleta Fern HANSEN: Last Will & Testement, (dated 13.July.1977).

    7. [S04666] Devin, Carl Glen: birth certificate.
      Carl Glen Devin; birth certificate

    8. [S67721] U.S. Census 1930: Oregon-Wallowa-Mudcreek, U.S. Census Bureau, (National Archives & Records Administration, Washington D.C.), Roll 1956., enumeration district::3225, sheet:1A, line:32.

    9. [S67531] U.S. Census 1910: Oregon-Wallowa County-Flora Precint.

    10. [S67721] U.S. Census 1930: Oregon-Wallowa-Mudcreek, U.S. Census Bureau, (National Archives & Records Administration, Washington D.C.), Roll 1956., Enumeration District: 32-25, sheet: 1A (image 1163), Dwelling #9, Family #9.

    11. [S04665] U.S. Census 1920: Oregon, Wallowa county, Paradise, (National Archives & Records Administration), roll T625-1505; image 551., Enumeration District 205, sheet 2a, Lines 1-3.

    12. [S50231] Marriage Certificate for Ira H. Devin & Oleta F. Hansen, (County Clerk's Office, Wallowa County, Oregon), Book F, page 103, #1048x..

    13. [S67798] U.S. Census 1940: Idaho, Nez Perce county, U.S. Census Buearu, Culdesac precinct (ED:35-4); sheet 2A - 2B (Reliability: 3).