from "Printers and Printing in Providence, 1762 - 1907"
prepared by a committee of Providence Typographical Union #33 as a souvenir of the 50th anniversary of its institution
printed in 1907
JOHN J. DEVLIN, Born in Providence, Sept. 12, 1860; learned printing at office of Angell & Co., beginning in 1874; initiated into No. 33 May 17, 1888; worked in the printing offices in this city, both as printer and reporter; was the first police messenger appointed in Providence, and served as such under Chiefs of Police Charles H. Hunt and Benjamin H. Child; since leaving Providence in 1895 has worked in various New England cities and is now (1904) in the stationery business in Winsted, Conn., but retains his connection with newspaper work as correspondent for State papers.
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Extract: 1880 United States Census
Census Place: Providence, Providence, Rhode Island
Source: FHL Film 1255213; National Archives Film T9-1213; Page 568D
Household: Rel Sex Marr Race Age Birthplace
James DEVLIN Self Male M W 48 IRE
Occ: Brick Mason Fa: --- Mo: IRE
Sarah DEVLIN Wife Female M W 46 IRE
Occ: Keeping House Fa: IRE Mo: IRE
John DEVLIN Son Male S W 21 RI
Occ: Works In Print Works Fa: IRE Mo: IRE
Sarah A. DEVLIN Dau Female S W 19 RI
Occ: Works In Woolen Mill Fa: IRE Mo: IRE
Peter DEVLIN Son Male S W 12 RI
Occ: At School Fa: IRE Mo: IRE
Mary J. DEVLIN Dau Female S W 10 RI
Fa: IRE Mo: IRE
Patrick DEVLIN Son Male S W 7 RI
Fa: IRE Mo: IRE
St. Francis (Catholic) Cemetery, Pawtucket, Rhode Island
James Devlin, 1833 - 1907
his wife Sarah Goodwin, 1833 - 1884
Mary J. Devlin, died 1907
Peter E. Devlin, died 1915
Erected by their children
James Devlin and Sarah Goodwin married Feb. 20, 1855 in Providence (55-504-28)
their first child was Arthur John Devlin, born Jan. 17, 1856, died July 20, 1932,in Cranston, who married Mary J. Dodd (1857 - 1922)
1880 U.S. Census
Providence, RI, National Archives Film T9-1213 Page 449C
Arthur Devlin, self, M,M,W, 23, b. RI, Woolen Weaver, Parents b. Ire.
Mary Devlin, wife, F, M. W, 23, b. CT, Keeping House, parents b. Ire.
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