MRS. DEVINE OF
Special to the Republican—
LIVERMORE— Mrs. Barnet Devine, 78, died suddenly at her home three miles north of
Livermore Wednesday at 7:15 p.m. She had lived nearly all her life in Humboldt county.
Funeral services will be Saturday morning, April 24 at 9:30 in Sacred Heart church in Livermore.
Burial will be in Mt. Calvary cemetery there.
Mrs. Devine leaves her husband and four sons Thomas, Frank and Bernard are of Livermore and
John lives in Hutchins.
--Humboldt Republican, Friday, 23 April 1937, page 1
Mrs. Devine Funeral
Is Held at Livermore
HUTCHINS—Mrs. John Devine is still at Livermore with her father-in-law, B. W. Devine, where
she, her husband and children, Helen, Coleen and Paul, were called last week by the serious illness
and death of Mrs. B. W. Devine. Funeral services were held at the Sacred Heart Catholic church in
Livermore Saturday with Father Costello in charge. Miss Ruth Devine of Des Moines, a daughter
of the local couple, was in attendance at the services, as were several friends from this vicinity,
Mr. and Mrs. Emmett Sheets, Frank Mullin and son, Edward, and M.C. Gahan.
--Mason City Globe Gazette, 27 April 1937, page 16
AT LIVERMORE FOR
MRS. B. DEVINE, 78
Livermore—Apr. 26—Funeral services were held Saturday morning for Mrs. Barnett Devine at
the Sacred Heart church, the Rev. Maurice J. Costello officiating. With Mrs. C.C. Phillips as
accompanist, vocal selections were given by Gertrude Merrill, Mona DeVaul, Eagle Grove; and
Gordon Merrill, Webster City.
Burial was made in Mount Calvary cemetery with H. L. Zigrang, Bernard Reilly, Ted Devine,
John Kajewski, Stephen Devine, and Frank Dunphy as pallbearers.
Born to Thomas and Margaret Owens April 22, 1859, Fort Dodge, Katherine Owens lived there
one year, and then the family moved to Dakota City. In 1887 she was married by the Rev. Father
Zigrang. Seven children were born and four survive: Thomas and Frank, Livermore; John, Britt;
Bernard, Bode. Mr. Devine also survives. A heart attack early Wednesday caused death the day
before her birthday. Mrs. Devine had spent more than 45 years in this vicinity and 76 years in
--Kossuth County Advance, Tuesday, 27 April 1937, page 4
FUNERAL SERVICES HELD THURS. FOR MRS. E. MCCOWIEN
Bancroft Lady Died Monday Morning at Home Funeral services will be conducted today
(Thursday) at two o'clock for Mrs. Ellen McCowien, who passed away at her home Monday
morning at 9 o'clock following an illness of two months. Burial will be made in Greenwood
cemetery. Ellen Devine was born at Algona, Iowa August 30, 1865 and passed away at Bancroft,
Iowa, May 9, 1938 after suffering from diabetes for two months. She suffered a slight stroke
Thursday from which she did not recover. She was united in marriage to John McCowien at
Algona, Aug. 20, 1880. To this union three children were born, two of whom are living. She has
been a lifelong resident of Kossuth county. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Eliza Odell and
one son, William of Hugaton, Kan., and an adopted daughter, Mrs. Sam Squires of Castle Creek,
Rachel (Scherf) Levine