Mr. Barney Devine shipped a car load of hogs from Irvington last week.
--Algona Upper Des Moines, 19 August 1885, page 4
Doings of the Board of Supervisors,
at the Regular November, 1885,
Meeting—The Official Count
. . . Road No. 257 petitioned for by Barnet W. Devine and others was declared located as per
--Algona Upper Des Moines, 18 November 1885, page 1
THE COUNTY BOARD
A Record of the Doings of the County
Supervisors at Their Regular
January, 1886, session
. . . The auditor was instructed to advertise for bids to rebuild the Rice and Devine bridges in accordance
with plans and specifications on file in his office.
--Algona Upper Des Moines, 13 January 1886, page 4
THE WEEKLY PICK-UP
. . . The Kossuth County bank has elected as directors for the ensuing year Wm. H. Ingham, J. B. Jones,
Theo Chrischilles, Barnet Devine, J. W. Wadsworth, John G. Smith, and Lewis H. Smith. The above names
are a guarantee of financial strength and safety that any bank may be justly proud of.
--Algona Upper Des Moines, 20 January 1886, page 4
A QUARTER OF A CENTURY AGO
From the Courier, April 29, 1887
Barney Devine has 900 head of cattle in one "bunch" in the north part of the county.
--Algona Courier, 3 May 1912, page 6
A Day of Absorbing Interest at the Teachers'
Meeting Last Week—Local Briefs
And Personal Points
. . .
THE TEACHERS' DAY OFF
AN EDUCATIONAL MAY PARTY WHICH
PROVED A GREAT SUCCESS—A LARGE
. . .
C. M. Wasson of the Devine school read a well-written essay on "School Examinations." This
subject gave rise to some debate in which Supt. Reed expressed himself as opposed to written
--Algona Upper Des Moines, 1 June 1887, page 4
A Quarter Century Ago
From the Courier, June 10, 1887
Barney Devine started Wednesday in great haste to the north part of the county to see about his stock, 200
head of which was stolen Monday evening. It seems that Barney has 700 or 800 head of steers in a herd up
there, and has a man to take care of them. He has two shanties about four miles apart for the man and his
family to live in. They live first in one shanty and then in the other as the cattle change their positions. On
this occasion the man was at one shanty and the wife at the other, and on Monday evening about dusk the
wife saw about 200 head of the steers being driven off. They made a search for the cattle but could not find
them, and then sent word to Barney who started in the search as before stated. As the steers all bear Mr.
Devine's brand on their horns it would seem impossible to make a successful steal of it unless the thieves
go into the dehorning business on a large scale.
--Algona Courier, 7 June 1912, page 4
Rachel (Scherf) Levine