My great-great-grandfather Barney Devine had very little formal schooling, but he

obviously had a sharp mind and was very hard working. He was adventurous and

definitely hard drinking. He was a tough Irishman who rebounded from being

institutionalized for alcoholism at 70 and major colon surgery at 86. The ages are

approximate due to uncertainty throughout his lifetime of his birth year.

The following news items helped me come to know the Devine family, illustrating the

value of newspapers when researching your ancestors.

Rachel (Scherf) Levine, Fairbanks, Alaska



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