Diphtheria is reported at Irvington. A little child died there last week, and . . .

--Algona Upper Des Moines, 3 June 1891, page 5

A double marriage at the home of Barnet Devine is arranged for. Licenses to Albert Carrel and Adelia

Devine, and Theodore Carrel and Clara Devine are issued. The grooms are brothers [sic] and the brides,

sisters, and all well known and highly respected.

--Algona Upper Des Moines, 3 June 1891, page 5

We clip the following from the Algona Courier:

The Courier takes great pleasure in recording the happy marriage of Misses Clara and Adelia Devine,

daughters of our well known farmer and capitalist, Mr. Barney Devine of this county, which took place

Tuesday morning. Miss Clara was married to Mr. Theodore Carrel, of Madrid, Boone county, Iowa, and

Miss Adelia was married to Mr. Albert Carrel of Laurens, Pocahontas county, Iowa. The gentlemen are

brothers [sic] and are reputed to be young men of excellent character and with good prospects. The young

ladies are well known in this community and are highly respected for their many amiable qualities. Their

numerous friends wish them joy and prosperity in their matrimonial career.

--Pocahontas County Sun, Laurens, Iowa, 11 June 1891, page 3

Miss Jennie Thompson closed her school in the Barney Devine district last Friday.

--Algona Republican, 1 July 1891, page 1

C. C. Hall who has bean herding for Barney Devine in the Northern part of the County all season, is home


--Algona Republican, 30 September 1891, page 4

Abijah Batterson is the father of as fine a girl as was ever brought into the county since Saturday last.

--Bancroft Register, 2 December 1891

Three Weddings

Livermore, Jan. 7---

. . . and January 7 at the Catholic church by Father McNearny, Mike Noonan and Miss Mary Devine were

united for life. [Daughter of John Devine and Nancy Ann Meagher]

--Cedar Rapids Evening Gazette, 8 January 1892, page 3

Mrs. Mike Noonan died at her home Sunday evening. The funeral occurred from the Catholic

church at nine a. m. Tuesday. The remains were laid to rest in the Catholic cemetery.

--Humboldt Independent, Thursday, 12 October 1905, page 11

Mrs. Barney Devine is reported to be among the number who are sick.

--Algona Republican, 23 March 1892, page 5

An interesting contest was had before the county board yesterday. Barnet Devine bid $40 for the school

section in Ramsey. Another man up there bid $80 and the board gave him the lease. Mr. Devine then came

before the board and offered $150, and showed that his barns and improvements were all on the land.

The board had not settled the matter yesterday.

--Algona Upper Des Moines, 6 April 1892, page 5

J. M. Stewart comes before the board to rent section 16, township 99, range 27 for herding purposes for the

season of 1892. B. Devine having made a bid for the same and not being present, the matter was deferred

until 3 o'clock.

--Algona Republican, 13 April 1892, page 6


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