W. H. Ingham, Pres. Theo. Chrischille-Pres. Lewis H. Smith, Cashier


Algona, Iowa

CAPITAL $50,000.00

Directors—W.H. Ingham, J. G. Smith, J. B. Jones, T. Chrischilles, Lewis H. Smith,

J. W. Wadsworth, Barnet Devine.

--Algona Courier, 21 August 1896

Barnet Devine is home from Califor-

nia. He is reported to have improved

in health during his absence.

--Algona Republican, 24 June 1896, page 4


Barnett Devine registered to vote in Pomona District 5, California, on 4 August 1896. He was 73. His

physical description: 5’ 7”; fair complexion; blue eyes; gray hair. He was born in Ireland and became a

naturalized citizen 20 October 1855 in Algona, Iowa. [1859 is probably the correct year]

--Ancestry.com. California, Voter Registers, 1866-1898

Cattle Bring High Prices.

Geo. W. Hanna of LuVerne paid $22.50 each for grass yearling cattle last week. He tells the Review that

he has handled cattle almost continuously since 1864 and he says that he never paid higher prices for grass

yearlings than he did for those. He says that his father and uncle bought 100 head of grass three-year-old

steers of Barney Devine to be weighed at Webster City, Sept. 15, 1864, for $3 per cwt. and they were paid

for in depreciated greenbacks.

--Algona Upper Des Moines, 9 September 1896, page 1

Home from California

W. H. Nycum is home after a three month's sojourn on the coast. He made his headquarters at Los Angeles,

but was a frequent visitor at Pasadena, Pomona, and other places where old time Algonians reside. He

reports that Barney Devine is as rugged as can be. Mrs. Devine would prefer to come back to Iowa. They

have had a great deal more rain in California this winter than usual, which insures good crops this season.

Mr. Nycum says that business of all kinds is very dull out there, and he was given plenty opportunities to

buy "ranches." He did not bite as everybody seemed so anxious to sell.

--Algona Courier, 5 March 1897, page 4


. . . Dr. Forbush is growing old but is in good health at Pomona. Barnet Devine is fat and never in better

health. Mrs. Devine does not like the country.

--Algona Upper Des Moines, 10 March 1897, page 5

George Devine returned from California last Friday. He accompanied his father to the coast last summer,

and enjoyed a very pleasant winter.

--Algona Courier, 2 April 1897, page 5

Note: The following Squires’ news items are included because Abigail Batterson Devine’s mother was a

Squires, both Abigail and Sam were born in Ohio and next lived in Washington county, Iowa. . Need further

research to verify a relationship. It also appears Sam Squires was likely related to Sarah “Sally” Squires who

married George Nelson McCowien, father-in-law of Ellen Devine McCowien.


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