A biography/family history of Lawrence Devlin is included in "Montana, Its Story and Biography", Vol 3.
Lawrence was born, 29 Jun 1859, to Paterick and Margaret (Kinsella) Devlin, natives of Ireland who in childhood were brought to the US by their parents. Patrick Devlin immigrated in the early 1840's and grew up & was educated in Vermont and worked in the marble quarries there. He died in Vermont, Jan 1859, at the age of 58.
Lawrence K. Devlin was the youngest and the only survivor of three children. He acquired a limited education in Troy, NY. In 1879, as quartermaster for the army he located to Montana to help in the construction of Fort Assiniboine. He brought quarrymen with him and was superintendent of the first work of laying the foundation walls of the fort. After finishing work at the fort, he located to Havre, MT, and acquired interest in the Pioneer Meat Company, which he managed and was president of until June 1919. Elected to Board of County Commissioners of Choteau County, 1897-1898. In 1895, was chosen as a member of the Havre School Board and as its president for nineteen years; alderman, 1902-1911; 1909, appointed Deputy of the State Bureau of Child and Animal Protection until 31 Jan 1920 when he resigned to become Federal Prohibition Director for the State of Montana.
On 3 Nov 1903, Lawrence married Miss Laura Ames Lepper, who was born in Ft. Benton, MT, daughter of Frank and Luella (Ames) Lepper, pioneers of Montana. Devlin children: Lawrence, b. Havre, 2 Feb 1905; Margaret Mary, b. 10 Feb 1907.
Lawrence K. Devlin died 26 Jul 1943, age 85, Havre, MT.
Lawrence K. Devlin, Jr., died 4 Apr 1976, San Mateo, CA.
Laura E. Devlin died 21 Oct 1978, age 99, Havre, MT
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