Emma Isabelle DeVault

F, b. 20 May 1874, d. 29 December 1959
     Note: New Florence Leader

Miss Emma!

Leads in the Vote For the Week.



Vote For Your Favorite.

When it rains it pours. When the boys vote the ballots roll in. The week just closed has been one of the greatest in the history of the Contest. Ballots have been coming by the hundreds through the mails and by individuals and the nearer the end the faster they come in. The present outlook indicates an enormous vote between this and the close Tuesday night. Up to Wednesday night Miss Emma Davault takes the lead by a small vote, while Miss Bunnie Benson is an extremly close second, with Miss Minnie Bast in third place. Miss Murtle Wright receives a handsome vote and passes Miss Jennie Baker, while Miss Hattie McCuin is within a few votes of taking fifth place from Miss Baker. The vote has been materially increased along the line and some wonderful changes can be made before the polls close next Tuesday night.
The closing part of the contest is proving so great that we ask all parties voting to label their packages with the number of votes so the counting may be expedited. As Judges for counting the ballots, Messrs Louis Phillips, S P Stewart and J C Dickison have agreed to act. These gentlemen will, we think, give satisfaction as they are in no wise interested, and neither have cast a ballot. They will take the ballots in charge and announce the official vote as soon after the polls close as possible.
Voters and friends of the young ladies must positively remember that the polls close Tuesday night at 9 o'clock, by our office clock. We give the list of contestants in full and next week will give the official votes.


Any subscriber paying one year in advance on their subscription shall receive 10 ballots free.
Any person in arrears on subscription who will pay the same and one year in advance, shall receive 25 ballots free.
Any new subscriber paying in advance shall be entitled to 10 ballots.
Any person subscribing and agree to pay within six months shall be entitled to 5 ballots.


George and Emma owned a beautiful home in Bayard. At one time the address was 740 Canton St. The house was located at the corner of Canton St. and Wisner Ave. Bayard has changed their street names and the address is now 138 7th St. (the corner of 1st Ave. and 7th St.)

Bayard Transcript - October 24, 1929

Mrs. C. H. Harpole entertained a few friends of her son, George, Wednesday evening the occasion being his 12th birthday anniversary. At 6 o'clock a delicious dinner was served. Covers were laid for twelve and Halloween suggestions were used in the decorations. The dinner was followed by a theatre party. The guests were Ralph Bristol, Lewis Ninegar, Everett Norgren, James Basset, Bill Heyl, Bobby Harms, Dorothy Hochstettler, Jerre Deines, Jacquelyn Leach, Wilma Nichols and Margaret Klemke.

Note From Bible of Emma Isabelle (DeVault) Harpole:

Emma I. Harpole died Tuesday evening at 7 P. M. Dec. 29, 1959, age - 85 yrs., 7mo. & 9 days.

Note From Address Book of Emma Isabelle (DeVault) Harpole:

Had heart attack Monday nite, June 2nd, went to hospital June 2nd.

Left hospital June 15th, went to Mrs. Cassells, came home on Thursday, June 19th.

Mrs. Keep helped me till I was able to wait on myself.

Tuesday, July 15, still not able to be up all day.

Went to McFarlands Rest Home Aug. 1st.

Went to hospital Aug. 10, 1959, stayed 2 weeks, came home, was in bed 6 weeks, went back to hospital, stayed 12 days, came home.

Went to hospital Aug. 9th for nose bleed and came home Aug. 11, 1959.

Emma Isabelle DeVault was born on 20 May 1874 at New Florence, Montgomery Co., MO. She was the daughter of Henry Davault and Caroline Euphemia Clark. Emma Isabelle DeVault married Charles Henry Harpole, son of William Harpole and Eliza Ritchie, on 17 March 1915 at Bayard, Morrill Co., NE,

Bayard Transcript:

DeVault -- Harpole

Wednesday at about twelve o'clock at the M. E. parsonage occured the marriage of Mr. Chas. H. Harpole to Miss Emma DeVault.
The ceremony was preform by Rev. E. L. Torrence in the presence of a few friends.
This estimable couple have lived to long and played to important a part in Bayard's social and business world to need an introduction from us.
Immediately after the service the couple left for Denver where they will spend a few day before returning to take up their residence in Mr. Harpole's beautiful home.
The Transcript takes more than ordinary pleasure in wishing a happy and prosperous married life.

Emma Isabelle DeVault lived at Bayard, Morrill Co., NE. She died on 29 December 1959 at Scottsbluff, Scotts Bluff Co., NE, at age 85 OBITUARY

Bayard Transcript - January 7, 1960


Final rites for a pioneer Bayard woman, Mrs. Emma Harpole, were held Thursday from the Benson Funeral Home in Scottsbluff, with the Rev. Richard Carlyon officiating. Interment followed in the Bayard cemetery.
Pallbearer were R. C. Bassett, C. E. Moberg, John Hunt, John Ducker, Merle Hughes and Fred Wolff.
The following obituary was prepared by Mrs. R. C. Bassett, at the request of Mrs. Harpole prior to her death:
Emma Isabelle DeVault, daughter of Henry and Caroline DeVault was born in New Florence, Missouri, May 20, 1874. In 1901 with her parents she moved to Nebraska, locating at Bayard. On March 17, 1915 she was united in marriage to Charles H. Harpole, also a pioneer of Bayard, where he was engaged in the merchatile business. They were the parents on one son, George. Mr. Harpole died December 11, 1941, and in 1943 Mrs. Harpole and George moved to Scottsbluff, where she was supervisor of the sewing and housekeeping department of the West Nebraska Hospital for 2 1/2 years, when she was forced to retire because of ill health.
In early childhood the subject of this sketch united with the Methodist Church, of which she remained a loyal and devout member until her death. Some years ago she was the recipient of the honorary 50-year Membership Pin which the church presents to those who have maintained membership fifty or more years. During the active period of her life Mrs. Harpole served her church faithfully and efficiently as President of the Epworth League, Superintendent of the Primary Department of the Sunday School, President of the Ladies Aid Society, and ever responded to the call of duty for her church and her community. She was also active in the Woman's Foreign Missionary Society and the Woman'sClub.
When death came she was a member of the First Methodist Church in Scottsbluff, and as long as her health permitted, she was a faithful attendant at its services and also of the Woman's Societry of Christian Service. Mrs Harpole was a devoted homemaker, a loving wife and mother, a loyal friend and a dedicated Christian.
Survivors include her only son, George, two grandchildren, George Jr. and Susan of Minatare; three nieces, Miss Dorothy DeVault of Scottsbluff, Mrs, C. E. Moberg of Bayard and Mrs. K. C. Tishoff of Denver two nephews, Lynn DeVault of Livingston Montana and French DeVault of Connecticut.
"Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord. Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labors and their works do follow them."

She was buried in 1959 at Bayard Cemetery, Bayard, Morrill Co., NE.

Child of Emma Isabelle DeVault and Charles Henry Harpole

Ettie Estelle DeVault

F, b. 6 July 1898, d. 11 October 1988
     Ettie Estelle DeVault was born on 6 July 1898 at McDowell Co., NC. She was the daughter of Hugh Alexander Tate DeVault and Mary Alice Brown. Ettie Estelle DeVault married Robert Carr Cobb, son of William Eugene Cobb and Mahala Jane Ledford, on 25 June 1924. Ettie Estelle DeVault died on 11 October 1988 at Morganton, Burke Co., NC, at age 90. She was buried in October 1988 at Oak Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery, Burke Co., NC.
Note: Ettie (DeVault) Cobb had a "DeVault" Bible in her possession that provided much of the information on the family of Sidney Bulow and Laura Theresa (DeVault) Scott.

Eva Ruth DeVault

F, b. 9 March 1920, d. August 1979
     Eva Ruth DeVault was born on 9 March 1920 at Hilltop, Douglas Co., CO. She was the daughter of Charles P. DeVault and Elizabeth Cain. Eva Ruth DeVault married Raymond Heath on 13 August 1939. Eva Ruth DeVault died in August 1979 at Jefferson Co. (probably), CO, at age 59.

Florence DeVault

F, b. 25 July 1873, d. 12 January 1913
     Florence DeVault was born on 25 July 1873 at Sullivan Co., TN.1 She was the daughter of John David DeVault and Nancy Melvina Hartness. Florence DeVault married Thomas Jefferson Fulkerson Jr., son of Thomas Jefferson Fulkerson and Margaret Pickens, circa 1890. Florence DeVault died on 12 January 1913 at age 39. She was buried in January 1913 at Kendricks Creek Methodist Church Cemetery, Kingsport, Sullivan Co., TN.

Children of Florence DeVault and Thomas Jefferson Fulkerson Jr.


  1. [S1256] 1880 Federal Census, Sullivan County, Tennessee. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 1281; FHL #1255281.

Foy Niles DeVault

M, b. 27 February 1900, d. 24 April 1984
     Foy Niles DeVault was born on 27 February 1900. He was the son of Frederick William DeVault and Laura Adelaide Martin. Foy Niles DeVault married Hazel Harrison, daughter of James Landon Harrison and Laura Conner. Foy Niles DeVault died on 24 April 1984 at age 84. He was buried in April 1984 at Monte Vista Burial Park, Johnson City, Washington Co., TN.

Francis Howard DeVault

M, b. 21 April 1917, d. 30 August 1998
     Francis Howard DeVault was born on 21 April 1917 at Martinsburg, Audrain Co., MO. He was the son of John Baker DeVault and Effie Dye Walker. Francis Howard DeVault married Edna Irene Lierheimer, daughter of George Lierheimer and Lillie Erisman, on 10 May 1942 at Mexico, Audrain Co., MO. Francis Howard DeVault died on 30 August 1998 at Mexico, Audrain Co., MO, at age 81

Francis DeVault
Francis H. DeVault, 81, of 2820 Highway Z, Mexico, died at 3:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 30, 1998, at Audrain Medical Center.
Funeral services for Mr. DeVault will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Arnold Funeral Home with Dave Fray officiating. Burial will be in Bethel Presbyterian Church Cemetery. Visitation is from 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Mr. DeVault had lived in Mexico since 1939. He had worked at Kaiser Refractories for 15 years, and also farmed north of Mexico. He was born April 21, 1917, in Martinsburg, a son of John B. and Effie Walker DeVault. On May 10, 1942, he married Edna I Lierheimer at the First Presbyterian Church in Mexico. She survives at the home. He is also survived by two sons, Donald W. DeVault of Paris and Charles H. DeVault of Mexico; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one brother, and a twin sister, Ruth Read of La Jolla, California.
He was preceded in death by one brother, John B. DeVault, Jr. Mr. DeVault was a 1936 Graduate of Mexico High School. He was a member of Bethel Presbyterian Church and a former member of the First Presbyterian Church in Mexico. He was also a member of the Mexico Moose Lodge.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Missouri Lions Eye Research Foundation or Bethel Presbyterian Church.

He was buried in September 1998 at Bethel Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Mexico, Audrain Co., MO.

Frank Alton DeVault

M, b. 5 April 1906, d. 27 September 1960
     Frank Alton DeVault was born on 5 April 1906 at Shelby Co., IN. He was the son of William Walker DeVault and Estella Mae Pence. Frank Alton DeVault married Hazel Irene DeBaun, daughter of Charles E. DeBaun and Minnie E. Schonfield, on 16 June 1932 at Marion Co., IN. Frank Alton DeVault married Zirla Clark, daughter of Frank O. Clark, in 1942, no children. Frank Alton DeVault died on 27 September 1960 at age 54 OBITUARY - The Indianapolis Star; Indianapolis, Indiana; Wednesday, September 28, 1960; Page 23 (Newspapers.com)

Frank DeVault
Shelbyville, Ind. (Spl) -- Frank DeVault, 54 years old, 1302 Lexington Avenue, Indianapolis, died yesterday morning while helping to load horses into a truck on a Shelby county farm.
Mr. DeVault, a New York Central Railroad switchman and harness horseman, was stricken at the Cletus Kuhn farm near the Shelby-Rush County lines. It was believed he suffered a heart attack.
He had resided all of his life in Shelby County until going to Indianapolis 17 years ago. Mr. DeVault was a member of the Brookfield Baptist Church.
Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Zirla DeVault, five sisters, Mrs. James Lamb and Mrs. Garnet Keplinger, both of Shelbyville, Mrs. Nelis Wilkins of Indianapolis, Mrs. Walter Anderson of Rush County and Mrs. Walter Binkley of Chicago, and five brothers, Roy, Harry and Ralph DeVault, all of Shelby County, Fred DeVault of Greenfield and Louis DeVault of Madison.
Funeral arrangements are pending at the Murphy Mortuary in Shelbyville.

Note: The term "harness horseman" as used in Frank's obituary is believed to refer to harness racing.

He was buried in 1960 at Forest Hill Cemetery, Shelbyville, Shelby Co., IN.

Frank Fitzgerald DeVault

M, b. July 1878, d. 1904
     Frank Fitzgerald DeVault was born in July 1878 at North Carolina. He was the son of Charles Wesley DeVault and Laura L. Pulliam. Frank Fitzgerald DeVault died in 1904 Died at age 17. He was buried in 1904 at Riverside Cemetery, Asheville, Buncombe Co., North Carolina.

Frank Shields DeVault

M, b. 3 April 1905, d. 27 March 1976
     Frank Shields DeVault was born on 3 April 1905 at Jonesborough, Washington Co., TN. He was the son of Joseph Gilbert DeVault and Nannie Elvira DePew. Frank Shields DeVault married Isabelle Duncan, daughter of William Southern Duncan and Princess A. Gates, on 23 December 1933 at Mt. Airy, Surry Co., NC. Occupation: High school teacher, Galax, Virginia and principal at Woodlawn High School, Carroll County, Virginia. Frank Shields DeVault lived in 1961 at Woodlawn, VA. He died on 27 March 1976 at Galax, VA, at age 70. He was buried in March 1976 at Felts Memorial Cemetery, Galax, VA.

Franklin Lloyd DeVault

M, b. 9 November 1932, d. 12 April 2013
     Franklin Lloyd DeVault was born on 9 November 1932 at Weldon, DeWitt Co., IL. He was the son of Julius Raymond DeVault and Hattie Mae James. Franklin Lloyd DeVault died on 12 April 2013 at Normal, McLean Co., IL, at age 80 Obituary (Findagrave.com):

Franklin L. DeVault, 80, was a son of Julius R. and Hattie Mae James DeVault. He was preceded in death by a son, Gary DeVault; two daughters, Janice Jenkins and one in infancy; six brothers and four sisters.

He married Barbara Irene Wick on Nov. 3, 1957 in St. James, Mo. She survives. He is also survived by one son, Eric DeVault; one grandson, Corey Jenkins and a son-in-law, Rick Jenkins.

He served in the U.S. Army.

He was buried in April 2013 at Imhoff Cemetery, Carlock, McLean Co., IL, Findagrave #108657516.

Child of Franklin Lloyd DeVault

Frederick DeVault

M, b. 26 January 1840, d. 5 March 1903
     Frederick DeVault was born on 26 January 1840 at the farm six miles from Greeneville, Greene Co., TN.1 He was the son of David DeVault and Mariah Cox. Frederick DeVault died on 5 March 1903 at age 63.
Note: Did not marry.


  1. [S2744] 1860 Federal Census, Greene County, Tennessee. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M653, Roll 1252; FHL #805252.

Frederick Reece DeVault

M, b. 22 May 1916, d. 26 February 1993
     Frederick Reece DeVault was born on 22 May 1916 at Shelbyville, Shelby Co. (probably), IN. He was the son of William Walker DeVault and Estella Mae Pence. Frederick Reece DeVault married Florence C. Ruschhaupt, daughter of William August Ruschhaupt and Emma Hibner. Frederick Reece DeVault began military service WW II service, U.S. Army, Sergeant. He died on 26 February 1993 at Greenfield, Hancock Co., IN, at age 76. He was buried in 1993 at New Palestine Cemetery, New Palestine, Hancock Co., IN, Find A Grave Memorial# 15318193.

Frederick Russell DeVault

M, b. 18 July 1855, d. 9 March 1945
     Note: Provided much of the family history information in 1937 to Newland DeVault for his book.

Member and Elder in the Leesburg Presbyterian Church for over 60 years.

Frederick Russell DeVault was born on 18 July 1855 at Leesburg, Washington Co., TN. He was the son of John DaVault and Amanda Jane Russell. Occupation: Farmer and historian. Frederick Russell DeVault was educated; Private schools and King College. He married Blanche Etta Sill, daughter of Frederick Sill and Mary Stiver, on 4 February 1880 at Leesburg, Washington Co., TN. Frederick Russell DeVault died on 9 March 1945 at Leesburg, Washington Co., TN, at age 89 OBITUARY - Johnson City Press, March 10, 1945

Frederick Russell DeVault, 89, died at 8:30 o'clock last night at his home at Leesburg after a brief illness. He had been a member and elder of the Leesburg Prebyterian Church for 50 years.
Survivors are the widow, Mrs. Blanche Sill DeVault; two sons, E. G. DeVault of Bristol and H. U. DeVault of Prince Albert, Canada; a daughter, Mrs. D. D. Roseborough of Mount Dora, Fla; and eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Leesburg Presbyterian Church with the Rev. J. Leo Hall, Pastor, and the Rev. W. C. Young in charge. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home is in charge.
He was buried in March 1945 at Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Leesburg, Washington Co., TN, Headstone legend:

JULY 18, 1855 -- MARCH 9, 1945
OCT. 28, 1858 -- DEC. 7, 1952.

Children of Frederick Russell DeVault and Blanche Etta Sill

Frederick William DeVault

M, b. 1 June 1851, d. 27 June 1939
     Frederick William DeVault was born on 1 June 1851 at Jonesborough, Washington Co., TN. He was the son of Samuel Kitzmiller DaVault and Nancy Kitzmiller. Frederick William DeVault married Laura Adelaide Martin, daughter of Henry A. Martin and Matilda Brown, on 2 October 1873. Occupation: Teacher and 13th pastor of Buffalo Ridge Church, 1905 - 1910. at Washington Co., TN. Frederick William DeVault died on 27 June 1939 at Washington Co., TN, at age 88.1 He was buried in June 1939 at Gray Community Cemetery, Gray's Station, Washington Co., TN.

Children of Frederick William DeVault and Laura Adelaide Martin


  1. [S28] Charles M. Bennett, Washington County Cemetery Records., 55.

Frederick William DeVault

M, b. 6 May 1893, d. 9 June 1971
     Frederick William DeVault was born on 6 May 1893. He was the son of Frederick William DeVault and Laura Adelaide Martin. Frederick William DeVault married Frances Robertson. Frederick William DeVault married Florence Ward. Frederick William DeVault died on 9 June 1971 at age 78.

Gary A. DeVault

M, b. 8 November 1957, d. 24 October 2010
     Gary A. DeVault was born on 8 November 1957. He was the son of Franklin Lloyd DeVault. Gary A. DeVault died on 24 October 2010 at age 52. He was buried in October 2010 at Imhoff Cemetery, Carlock, McLean Co., MO, Findagrave #80101489.

George C. DeVault1

M, b. 1 January 1834, d. 6 March 1891
     George C. DeVault was born on 1 January 1834 at Ross Co., OH.1 He was the son of Jasper DeVault and Nancy Ross.1 George C. DeVault married Prudence Davalt, daughter of John Davalt and Julia Ann Blevins, on 25 March 1858. George C. DeVault died on 6 March 1891 at Winterset, Madison Co., IA, at age 57. He was buried in March 1891 at Norwalk Cemetery, Warren Co., IA.
Note: per Tracy DeVault:

George was a descendant of Pierre D'Veau. As far as we know Pierre was not related to Henry Dewald of Pennsylvania. At least one other descendant of Pierre married a descendant of Henry Dewald of Pennsylvania. That was Edward Blades-Hervey who married Mary Lauretta Hughes Patterson.

Children of George C. DeVault and Prudence Davalt


  1. [S248] 1850 Federal Census, Ross County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 725.

George Edward DeVault

M, b. 28 August 1908
     George Edward DeVault was born on 28 August 1908 at DeVault's Ford, Washington Co., TN. He was the son of William Weldon DeVault and Adelaide Gresham.

George Henry DeVault

M, b. 1 January 1812, d. 31 March 1889
     George Henry DeVault was also known as "Henry". He was born on 1 January 1812 at Hanover, York Co., PA. He was the son of Jacob Davault and Rachel Dorothy Kitzmiller. George Henry DeVault married Emily Seraphina Berry, daughter of John Berry and Kitty Shryock, on 28 May 1847 at Elizabethton, Carter Co., TN. George Henry DeVault died on 31 March 1889 at Bristol Independent City, VA, at age 77. He was buried in April 1889 at East Hill Cemetery, Bristol Independent City, VA.
Note: Henry established a tannery at Elizabethton, Tennessee and it was here that he met Emily Berry.

Letter from George DeVault's grandson, David Sullins DeVault, to Newland DeVault, February 6, 1951
"There is an episode that may be worth telling. During the Civil War, a friend of my Grandfather (George Henry DeVault) told him that a band of Unionists were planning to burn his property at Elizabethton and kill him. He hastily packed what he could carry in two wagons and at 2 A.M. set out for the Tenn-Va state line, arriving at Goodson (now Bristol) Va at 3 P.M. the next day and bought a house at or on the Virginia side of town."

Children of George Henry DeVault and Emily Seraphina Berry

George Henry DeVault

M, b. 24 July 1864, d. 13 January 1888
     George Henry DeVault was born on 24 July 1864 at Sullivan Co., TN.1 He was the son of John David DeVault and Cynthia H. Wells. Cause of death: on 13 January 1888 spinal meningitis. George Henry DeVault died on 13 January 1888 at Asheville, Buncombe Co., NC, at age 23. He was buried in January 1888 at Riverside Cemetery, Asheville, Buncombe Co., NC.


  1. [S1256] 1880 Federal Census, Sullivan County, Tennessee. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 1281; FHL #1255281.

George Jefferson DeVault

M, b. 7 June 1906, d. 17 April 1957
     George Jefferson DeVault was born on 7 June 1906 at Twelve miles north of Jet, Alfalfa Co., OK. He was the son of Samuel Henry DeVault and Margaret Angeline Shutt. George Jefferson DeVault married Sadie Greenman, daughter of Frank C. Greenman and Mary Williams, on 11 September 1937 at Enid, Garfield Co., OK. George Jefferson DeVault died on 17 April 1957 at Enid, Garfield Co., OK, at age 50. Cause of death: on 17 April 1957 at Enid, Garfield Co., OK, Collapsed and died of a heart attack at Fred Lewis' auto body shop. He was buried in April 1957 at Memorial Park Cemetery, Enid, Garfield Co., OK, Findagrave #140074156.

Children of George Jefferson DeVault and Sadie Greenman

George Valentine DeVault

M, b. 23 February 1862, d. 23 March 1951
     George Valentine DeVault was born on 23 February 1862 at DeVault's Ford, Washington Co., TN. He was the son of Valentine DeVault and Edna Anne Hannah. George Valentine DeVault married Margaret Embry, daughter of Charles Talton Embry and Elizabeth H. Bridges, on 30 August 1893 at Jessamine Co., KY. George Valentine DeVault married Barbara E. Higgenbothom, daughter of Reese Bowen Higgenbothom and Louise Jame Emmons, after January 1920. George Valentine DeVault died on 23 March 1951 at Umatilla, Lake Co., FL, at age 89.

Gideon DeVault

M, b. 1810
     Gideon DeVault was born in 1810 at North Carolina.1 He was the son of Valentine DeVault and Anna Barbara May. Gideon DeVault married Elizabeth Gerringer.

Child of Gideon DeVault and Elizabeth Gerringer


  1. [S1873] 1850 Federal Census, Guilford County, North Carolina. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 632.

Glenna DeVault

F, b. 11 April 1867, d. 17 September 1912
     Glenna DeVault married an unknown person on 10 October 188 at Washington Co., TN. She was born on 11 April 1867 at Piney Flats, Sullivan Co., TN.1,2,3 She was the daughter of Valentine DeVault and Florence Allison. Glenna DeVault married Michael D. Massengill, son of John Massengill and Mary Jane Colbaugh, on 10 October 1888 at Washington Co., TN, Five children born, all living as of the 1910 census.3 Glenna DeVault died on 17 September 1912 at age 45. She was buried in September 1912 at Piney Flats United Methodist Church Cemetery, Piney Flats, Sullivan Co., TN, Find A Grave Memorial# 76453657.

Children of Glenna DeVault and Michael D. Massengill


  1. [S2773] 1870 Federal Census, Sullivan County, Tennessee. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M593, Roll 1565; FHL #553064.
  2. [S464] 1880 Federal Census, Washington County, Tennessee. Microfilm Image, NARA T9, Roll 1284; FHL #1255284.
  3. [S1694] 1910 Federal Census, Sullivan County, Tennessee. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T624, Roll 1522; FHL #1375535.

Harriett Artheretta DeVault

F, b. 4 February 1922, d. 3 October 1992
     Harriett Artheretta DeVault was born on 4 February 1922 at Shelby Co., IN. She was the daughter of William Walker DeVault and Estella Mae Pence. Harriett Artheretta DeVault married Garnett Wendell Keplinger, son of Jefferson Leonard Keplinger and Evelyn Clark, on 3 April 1944. Harriett Artheretta DeVault died on 3 October 1992 at Indiana at age 70. She was buried in October 1992 at Forest Hill Cemetery, Shelbyville, Shelby Co., IN, Find A Grave Memorial# 91359569.

Harry Arthur DeVault

M, b. 4 February 1922, d. 17 April 1999
     Harry Arthur DeVault was born on 4 February 1922 at Shelby Co., IN. He was the son of William Walker DeVault and Estella Mae Pence. Harry Arthur DeVault married Erma Ellen Rutherford, daughter of Cecil William Rutherford and Zelphia Lavon Sink, on 2 September 1951 at St. Paul, Decatur Co., IN. Harry Arthur DeVault died on 17 April 1999 at Mesa, Maricopa Co., AZ, at age 77 OBITUARY

Former Shelbyville resident Harry A. DeVault, 77, Mesa, Ariz., died Saturday at Mesa Lutheran Hospital.
He was born Feb. 4, 1922, in Shelby County to William and Stella (Pence) DeVault. He married Erma (Rutherford) DeVault on Sept. 2, 1951, and she survives.
Mr. DeVault was an auto mechanic, retiring in 1987. He moved to Arizona from Shelbyville in 1985.
Mr. DeVault was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
He was a member of American Legion Post 70, Shelbyville, and the Shelbyville Masonic Lodge.
Other survivors include a daughter, Karen Hoyt, Paris, Mich; two sisters, Elizabeth Lamb, Shelbyville, and Melvina Binkley, Westport; a brother, Roy DeVault, Shelbyville; and two grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by four sisters and five brothers.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home with the Rev. L.J. Poe officiating. Burial will be in Paul Hill Cemetery, St. Paul. Graveside military services will be conducted by Shelby County veterans organizations.
Friends may call from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Shelby Lodge 28, F.&A.M., will conduct Masonic rites at 8 p.m.

He was buried in April 1999 at Paul Hill Cemetery, St. Paul, Decatur Co., IN.

Hattie Almeda DeVault

F, b. 6 November 1869, d. 10 November 1947
     Hattie Almeda DeVault was born on 6 November 1869 at Flourville, Sullivan Co., TN.1,2 She was the daughter of Valentine DeVault and Florence Allison. Hattie Almeda DeVault married Charles George Hannah, son of John William Hannah and Rebecca Caroline Marsh, on 24 December 1890 at Washington Co., TN. Hattie Almeda DeVault lived on 11 June 1900 at Civil District 11, Washington Co., TN; with brother Bynum and sisters Callie DeVault and Beulah Hale.3 She lived on 28 April 1910 at 108 Walnut Street, Johnson City, Washington Co., TN.4 She lived on 14 January 1920 at 114 East Unaka Avenue, Johnson City, Washington Co., TN.5 She died on 10 November 1947 at Johnson City, Washington Co., TN, at age 78. She was buried in November 1947 at Monte Vista Memorial Park, Johnson City, Washington Co., TN, Find A Grave Memorial# 110351494.

Children of Hattie Almeda DeVault and Charles George Hannah


  1. [S2773] 1870 Federal Census, Sullivan County, Tennessee. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M593, Roll 1565; FHL #553064.
  2. [S464] 1880 Federal Census, Washington County, Tennessee. Microfilm Image, NARA T9, Roll 1284; FHL #1255284.
  3. [S465] 1900 Federal Census, Washington County, Tennessee. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 1603; FHL #1241603.
  4. [S466] 1910 Federal Census, Washington County, Tennessee. Microfilm Image, Series T624, Roll 1524; FHL #1375537.
  5. [S1693] 1920 Federal Census, Washington County, Tennessee. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T625, Roll 1770.

Hazel Grace DeVault

F, b. 13 April 1922, d. 7 October 1995
     Hazel Grace DeVault was born on 13 April 1922 at Hilltop, Douglas Co., CO. She was the daughter of Charles P. DeVault and Elizabeth Cain. Hazel Grace DeVault married Harold H. Yetter, son of Harold E. Yetter and Jessie E. (?), in June 1946. Hazel Grace DeVault died on 7 October 1995 at Mesa Co. (probably), CO, at age 73.

Henry Edward DeVault

M, b. 29 March 1915, d. 2 March 1984
     Henry Edward DeVault was born on 29 March 1915 at St. James, Phelps Co., MO.1 He was the son of Julius Raymond DeVault and Hattie Mae James.1 Henry Edward DeVault married Irene L. Flynn, daughter of Samuel D. Flynn and Ella May Eller, on 30 October 1945 at Stanford, Lincoln Co., KY. Henry Edward DeVault died on 2 March 1984 at Farmer City, DeWitt Co., IL, at age 68 OBITUARY - Herald and Review; Decatur, Illinois; Sunday, March 4, 1984; Page 9 (via Newspapers.com):

FARMER CITY -- Henry Edward DeVault, 68, of Farmer City died 2:32 p.m. Friday (March 2, 1984) in his home.
Services will be 1:30 p.m. Monday in Stensel-Calvert-Belangee Funeral Home, Farmer City, with visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Farmer City. Memorials: Farmer City First Baptist Church or America Heart Association.
Mr. DeVault was born in St. James, M., son of Julius Raymond and Hattie Mae DeVault. He was owner and operator of DeVault Disposal Service and DeVault Ice House, Farmer City. He married Irene L. Flynn in 1945.
Surviving are his wife; daughter, Mrs. Leonard (Elizabeth Ann) Gawthorp of Farmer City; brothers, William and Robert, both of Farmer City; Frank of Normal; sisters, Dora O'Neal of Farmer City; Clara Hoosier of Mansfield; Dorothy Hubbs of Bloomington; three grandchildren.
Two brothers and one sister preceded him in death.

He was buried in March 1984 at Maple Grove Cemetery, Farmer City, DeWitt Co., IL, Findagrave #35385312.


  1. [S4616] 1920 Federal Census, DeWitt County, Illinois. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T625, Roll 302; FHL #1820302.

Henry Graydon DeVault

M, b. 21 October 1892, d. 6 November 1971
     Henry Graydon DeVault was born on 21 October 1892 at Bayard, Morrill Co., NE. He was the son of William Peter DeVault and Anna Elizabeth Campbell. Henry Graydon DeVault married Cecile Alta Howell, daughter of Dallas C. Howell and Charlotte C. Holloway, on 4 May 1915 at Bayard, Morrill Co., NE. Henry Graydon DeVault lived at Des Moines, Polk Co., IA. He married Josephine Brusso after 1930. Henry Graydon DeVault died on 6 November 1971 at Eastpointe, Macomb Co., MI, at age 79.

When Tracy Lynn DeVault was a kid, he was told several times that Henry had left his grandmother shortly after his dad was born. As he grew older, the story changed somewhat. Also, he was able to unearth some heretofore unknown facts. Here is what is now known.

Cecile moved to Bayard with her parents and two brothers some time after 1910. They had been living in Kirkman, Iowa. Cecile's father died in 1913 of appendicitis. His death left the family in a severe financial strait. Cecile was living with her mother when she and Henry were married on May 4, 1915. Cecile was then 21 years old and Henry was 22.

Sometime after they were married Cecile and Henry moved to Des Moines, Iowa. Tracy was told that they moved to Des Moines because Henry could find work there. (Tracy has since learned that Henry did not get along with his dad and that may have been the reason they moved away.) Cecile and Henry were living in Iowa when she became pregnant. The story Tracy's mom was told is that Cecile, being such a small women, caused concern that she might have a difficult delivery. It was decided that she would return to Bayard, so that she could be with her mother when their child was born. William Dallas DeVault (aka Bill) was born on March 7, 1918 (almost three years after Cecile and Henry had married). Apparently the delivery went well, but William became ill shortly after he was born. Within about three months Cecile had returned to Iowa. The story goes on to say that while cleaning their apartment she discovered evidence that a women had been living there while she was in Nebraska. She is supposed to have confronted Henry and he is supposed to have said, "Well, what did you expect would happen if you left me alone for several months?" Cecile then left Henry and returned to Bayard. Cecile told Marvel (Bill's wife) that Henry returned once when Bill was a couple of years old. Henry said he wanted to get back together, but by then Cecile was managing without him, and they apparently had some differences that they could not overcome.

Tracy's biggest problem with this story is that in tracking Henry down, he located the 1920 census for Des Moines, Iowa. It shows Cecile, Henry and his dad (then almost two years old) all living together. He is sure it was Cecile that provided the information to the census taker because his dad is listed as "Dallas". Only Cecile called his dad "Dallas" (Bill's middle name after Cecile's father). Henry called him William (his first name after Henry's father). This means that Cecile and Henry had been together for at least five years. They may have been together even longer than that. It is not known when she returned to Bayard.

In 1933, when Bill was fifteen years old, Cecile wrote to Henry's brother, William Lynn DeVault (aka "Lynn") who was then living in Livingston, Montana. She was out of work and trying to locate Henry. It is doubtful that she was able to locate him.

Letter from Cecile DeVault to her brother-in-law, William Lynn DeVault:

Bayard, Nebr.
Jan 19 - 1933

Dear Lynn:

Do you know where Henry is at this time? We heard he was with you some time ago. I'll tell you why I am asking.

I am out of work just now. Can't seem to get a job at any price, and since Henry hasn't sent Bill a thin dime in the past ten years, I thought he might help him a little now. You know Bill will be fifteen in March, is a "Freshie" this year, also a member of the Boy Scouts, he needs clothes. We have never asked Henry for anything (and never would could I find work) it seems to me it is no more than right for him to at least help some at this time. What do you think?

Would surely thank you a lot, if you help me locate him. We hope you are well, happy and prosperous.


Cecile & Bill

As for Henry, he eventually moved to Detroit, Michigan. Tracy spoke to the oldest nephew of his second wife. He said that Henry showed up about 1935. He began working at the Chrysler automobile assembly plant on Kurcheval Street. Apparently he worked there until he retired. Shortly after he arrived in Detroit he began dating Josephine Brusso. They were eventually married and lived together until Henry died in 1973. Henry and Josephine owned a small wood frame house that was appraised at $32,000 when Josephine died in 1983. Henry was described as a difficult person to get to know. He worked during the week, had a garden and enjoyed keeping up his yard. On the weekends he would watch television and get mad at the commercials. (Tracy's dad used to watch television and get mad at the news.) Josephine's niece said that Henry had told them that he had been married before and had a son. Henry never talked about his family, but he did talk about farming when he was in the country.

Child of Henry Graydon DeVault and Cecile Alta Howell