BioA: Devine, Mr./Mrs. James (45th – 1971)


Surnames: Devine, Vander Wegan, Pawlak, Johnson, Brey, Parker

----Source: Tribune/Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 17 Jun 1971

Devine, Mr./Mrs. James (45th – 15 JUN 1971)

Mr. and Mrs. James Devine, Withee (Clark Co., Wis.), were guests of honor at a picnic dinner held at the Daniel Brey home, rural Colby, on Saturday, June 12, 1971, to celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary.

The Devines were married June 15, 1926 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Withee, with Mr. and Mrs. Vander Wegan as their attendants. They resided in Owen, where Mr. Devine was a businessman until 1942, when they moved to the farm near Withee, where they still reside.

They are parents of 14 children. The eldest child, William, drowned in the Black River in 1945 at the age of 19.

The thirteen living children, their spouses and their families all attended the anniversary celebration on Saturday. They are Mr. and Mrs. Robert Devine and five children of Withee, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Devine and eight children, Owen, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph (Theresa) Pawlak and two children, Thorp, Mr. and Mrs. Burt Devine and eleven children, Menomonee Falls, Mr. and Mrs. Lyle (Janice) Johnson and five children, Spencer, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel (Marilyn) Brey and seven children, Colby, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Devine and two children, Eau Claire, Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Devine and five children, Green Bay, Mr. and Mrs. David Devine and two children, Withee, Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Devine and three children, Eau Claire, Mr. and Mrs. Michael Devine and two children, Bruce, and Mr. and Mrs. John (Kay) Parker and two children, Owen.



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