Wanda Arlene DeVault

F, b. 9 February 1924
     Wanda Arlene DeVault was born on 9 February 1924 at Tennessee. She was the daughter of Karl Vernon DeVault and Lena Avis Shoun. Wanda Arlene DeVault married Nathan Neely Fleming III.

William Bruce DeVault

M, b. 1903, d. 20 February 1904
     William Bruce DeVault was born in 1903 at New Florence, Montgomery Co., MO. He was the son of William Thomas DeVault and M. (?) William Bruce DeVault died on 20 February 1904 at New Florence, Montgomery Co., MO. He was buried in February 1904 at New Florence Cemetery, New Florence, Montgomery Co., MO.

Dr. William Bruce DeVault

M, b. 27 April 1847, d. 12 September 1898
     Dr. William Bruce DeVault was born on 27 April 1847 at Leesburg, Washington Co., TN. He was the son of John DaVault and Amanda Jane Russell. Dr. William Bruce DeVault was graduated at King College, Bristol, Sullivan Co., TN; William Bruce DeVault was a member of the first graduating class of the new college. He married Julia Graves Guerrant on 17 June 1873. Dr. William Bruce DeVault married Mary Frances Powell, daughter of Thomas Jefferson Powell and Mary Margaret DaVault, on 28 December 1875. Dr. William Bruce DeVault died on 12 September 1898 at New Florence, Montgomery Co., MO, at age 51. He was buried in September 1898 at New Florence Cemetery, New Florence, Montgomery Co., MO.

Children of Dr. William Bruce DeVault and Mary Frances Powell

William Burt DeVault

M, b. 12 December 1886, d. 17 May 1951
     William Burt DeVault was born on 12 December 1886 at Morganton, Burke Co., NC. He was the son of William Washington DeVault and Kate Kincaid. William Burt DeVault married Floye E. Andrews, daughter of Daniel Webster Andrews and Mary Atwilder Christian, before 5 June 1917; no children. William Burt DeVault died on 17 May 1951 at Durham Co., NC, at age 64.

William Dallas DeVault

M, b. 7 March 1918, d. 24 August 1982
     Note: Cecile (Howell) DeVault reported to Marvel (Hillman) DeVault that her son William DeVault was born with smallpox.

Bill and Marvel were married in Alliance, Nebraska. They drove to Alliance with her parents, her sister Erma and his mom. They were married in the vestibule of the First Presbyterian Church. Marvel wore a wine-colored dress that she bought in Scottsbluff. They had saved some money and bought a console radio in Alliance. After the ceremony they all went to see a movie and then went back to her parents' farm for dinner. Marvel says that they still had the radio when they moved to Reseda.

After Bill and Marvel were married, they lived at the Anderson House apartments in Bridgeport, Nebraska. Marvel was working at the Farm Bureau in Bridgeport. She quit her job at the Farm Bureau and followed her sister, Erma, to Washington D.C. for a higher paying job at the Census Bureau.

Jobs were still hard to come by. At one point, Cecile, Sam and Bill were all out of work, all living on Marvel's salary. Bill and Sam even drove to Denver looking for work.

Bill moved to Garden Grove, California to go to Vultee Aircraft Assembly School. He went with a friend and they stayed with the friend's relatives.

Bill got a job at Lockheed. Marvel (reluctantly, because she was having such a good time in Washington) quit her job in Washington D.C. and moved to California. Bill and Marvel moved to a small guest house located at 418 1/2 Harvard Road, Burbank, California. Tracy was born there. Bill's mom, Cecile, came to California to stay a few weeks and ended up staying ten months. The small house that was crowded for two, now with four, was impossible to live in. The family moved up the street to 714 Harvard Road. (Cecile returned to Nebraska when Tracy was about 10 months old.) Bill's uncle Sam came out to California when Tracy was about 18 months old. Sam, Marvel and Tracy returned to Nebraska for a visit. Tracy got stuck under the train seat before the train left the station.

The family was living on Pass Ave., Burbank, California (a house they owned) when Bill was drafted. (Tracy was about two years old.) Marvel and Tracy moved to Mountain View (living in an apartment). Bill was stationed at Fort Ord.

WWII was over, but Bill was sent to Japan to serve with the Army of Occupation. In December of 1945, Marvel was pregnant with their second child and moved back to her folks farm in Bayard, Nebraska. Tracy had his tonsils taken out. Robin was born in Alliance, Nebraska.

Bill was discharged from the service and traveled to Nebraska to join his family for Christmas, '46. The family moved back to California and stayed with Carl and Gerry Cutshaw and their family for awhile.

The family moved to converted army barracks on Amhurst Drive, Burbank, California. (The barracks were located on grounds of McCambridge Park.)

In 1950 the family purchased the house at 7338 Garden Grove Ave., Reseda, California. Their third child, Bradford, was born here. Marvel was still living in this house in January, 2000.

Bill worked for Bendix Corporation for many years. He also worked for Sun Electric and Brock Engineering for awhile. All were involved in making hydraulic components or test equipment for hydraulic systems used in the aircraft industry. Between these jobs he tried his hand at selling new cars (Pontiacs) and selling real estate.

Marvel went to work for the Los Angeles City School System and worked as an Office Manager for many years. She worked at a number of schools including Cantara Street School, and Wonderland School.

William Dallas DeVault was born on 7 March 1918 at Bayard, Morrill Co., NE. He was the son of Henry Graydon DeVault and Cecile Alta Howell. William Dallas DeVault married Marvel Kathryn Hillman, daughter of Robert Hillman and Anna Diehm, on 1 January 1939 at Alliance, Box Butte Co., NE. William Dallas DeVault began military service U.S. Army, enlisted, WW II. He died on 24 August 1982 at Mesa, Maricopa Co., AZ, at age 64. He was buried in August 1982 at Oakwood Memorial Gardens, Chatsworth, Los Angeles Co., CA.

Child of William Dallas DeVault and Marvel Kathryn Hillman

William David DeVault

M, b. 21 June 1904, d. 4 June 1920
     William David DeVault was born on 21 June 1904 at Shelby Co., IN. He was the son of William Walker DeVault and Estella Mae Pence. William David DeVault died on 4 June 1920 at age 15.

William Gerald DeVault

M, b. 3 September 1898, d. 16 August 1900
     William Gerald DeVault was born on 3 September 1898 at Jonesborough, Washington Co., TN. He was the son of Joseph Gilbert DeVault and Nannie Elvira DePew. William Gerald DeVault died on 16 August 1900 at age 1.

William Joseph DeVault

M, b. 9 September 1941, d. 9 September 1941
     William Joseph DeVault died on 9 September 1941. He was born on 9 September 1941. He was the son of William Weldon DeVault and Mary Snyder.

William Lynn DeVault

M, b. 23 August 1897, d. July 1966
     William Lynn DeVault was born on 23 August 1897 at Bayard, Morrill Co., NE. He was the son of William Peter DeVault and Anna Elizabeth Campbell. William Lynn DeVault married Leris Junita Hoggarth in May 1931. William Lynn DeVault lived at Livingston, Park Co., MT. He died in July 1966 at Livingston, Park Co., MT, at age 68.

William Paul DeVault

M, b. 31 March 1917, d. 30 September 1980
     William Paul DeVault was born on 31 March 1917 at Kingsport, Sullivan Co., TN. He was the son of Jesse Cleveland DeVault and Lillie Carroll. William Paul DeVault married Evelyn Brown. William Paul DeVault died on 30 September 1980 at Sullivan Co., TN, at age 63.

William Peter DeVault

M, b. 13 April 1863, d. 31 March 1929
     Note: William Peter DeVault attended Kirksville Business College. Soon afterwards he went west and settled at Loup City, Nebraska where he became a teacher for several years. In 1877 he married Annie Elizabeth Campbell. They took up a homestead four miles from Bayard, Nebraska where he taught school and was later employed by a bank. Sometime before 1910 he became involved in real estate sales.

William Peter DeVault lived in and around Bayard for forty years. In 1920 he divorced Annie and married Cecil Donovan of Alliance, Nebraska. Marvel (Hillman) DeVault says that William and Cecil lived in the house next door to his first wife, Annie. Supposedly, Annie never left the house after that. (Marvel says this house was the first house on the right when coming from her parents' farm.)

William Peter DeVault worked for the Great Western Sugar Company. (This was known locally as the Sugar Beet Plant. When the plant closed it nearly killed Bayard.)

In 1935, about the time Marvel Hillman and Bill DeVault graduated from High school, Marvel says Bill and his mother, Cecile DeVault, were living in the basement of the DeVault house. This must have been Annie DeVault's house as both William Peter and his second wife, Cecil DeVault, were both dead.


POEM WRITTEN BY WILLIAM PETER DEVAULT

Chimney Rock

On a far off western prairie
Stands a rock of great renown,
And its shape is like a chimney
And its base is rods around.

Years ago this old rock stood there
And the travelers one by one
Rested in its friendly shelter
From the hot and burning sun.

Nobly stands this rock of ages
While a river by its side
Flowing down the golden valley
Spreads its waters far and wide.

And between the rock and river
Runs a trail now dim and old
A trail implanted there by seekers
Seekers of fame and gold.

But ere they reached their destination
Ere they reached the golden lands
The redmen met them in this valley
Killing their little bands.

Could this rock relate its history
Many a tale indeed t'would tell
Tales of true and noble warriors
Who engaged in battle fell.

But instead it stands in silence
Uttering not a word or sound
Only a grim reminder
Of the danger that hovered round.

Tho this grand old rock was a witness
Of years of adventure and strife
Yet it stood as a benefactor
To the weary travelers life.

Let us hold it then in memory
As a famous rock of old
As a guide on the Oregon trail
To the fields of wealth untold.


OBITUARY

W. P. DEVAULT DIES AT HOME IN THIS CITY ON MARCH 31

Lived Near Bayard in Early 90's and Has Been Identified with Best Interests.

The news that W. P. DeVault had passed away came as a most decided shock to this community where he has been identified for the past forty years. While it was known for some time that his health was not all to be desired, the seriousness of his condition was unknown, and on March 31, at 1:15 a. m., he quietly fell asleep at his home in this city.

W. P. DeVault was born April 13, 1863, at New Florence, Mo., where he lived during his early childhood. After finishing his grade school course he entered the Kirksville Business college where he completed his business course, after which he came west and resided at Loup City, Neb., where he became a teacher for several years.

In the year 1887 he was united in marriage to Miss Anna E. Campbell and to this union were born six children, four girls and two boys.

After coming farther west in 1888, they homesteaded four miles from Bayard where they endured the hardships of pioneer life.

Mr. DeVault taught school in the rural districts and was employed in Bayard's first store and bank. He held many positions of trust and confidence during his forty years of residence in and around Bayard. He was a man of high ideals, clean habits, and exemplary character.

On April 13, 1920, he was married to Miss Cecil Donovan of Alliance, Neb., and lived in Bayard, holding a position with the Great Western Sugar company until the last two or three months when he was in poor health. He was confined to his room for only a short time before his departure of this life which came on March 31, 1929, at 1:15 a. m.

Those left to mourn the departure are a wife and six children: Mrs. Mildred Mishoff (Sic) of Denver, Colo; Henry of Iowa; Mrs. Maude Moberg of Bayard, Neb; Lynn of Billings, Mont; Marjorie and Dorothy DeVault of Bayard, Neb; one sister, Mrs. C. H. Harpole and two grandchildren, William Dallas DeVault and Marjorie Beth Moberg, and a great number of friends and acquaintances.

The funeral services were conducted at the family home with Rev. A. J. May, pastor of the Methodist church, in charge, the deceased having joined that church in 1911.

A male quartet of Messrs. A. H. Keys, John Ducker, Paul Lathrop and Bartell Moore, George Mason accompanying them on the violin, sang "Remember me, O Mighty One," "There's a Light in the Valley for Me" and "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere."

By request the pastor used the 14th chapter of John and the first six verses for the scripture and for the text John 14:1.

Interment was made in the Alliance cemetery, Messrs. A. M. Ginn, Ralph Bristol, Earl Heyl, L. A. Fricke, John Mueller and R. A. Wisner acting as pall bearers.

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From "Pioneering in the Shadow of Chimney Rock" by Leon Moomaw

W. P. DeVAULT

W. P. DeVault arrived in the area in December 1888, taking a homestead north of the new village of Bayard. Their first house was built of black-root sod secured real near the place where they located the house. Dan Hults dug an 80 foot well for him but found no water.

Just exactly what caused Mr. DeVault to come West is not known. He may have been influenced by family relationships. Mrs. DeVault's brother, Elbert Campbell, had filed on a homestead earlier. Mrs. Sarah Campbell, Mrs. DeVault's mother, also had taken a homestead. Her brother, David Lamson, was a Seventh Day Adventist preacher who held services at the "Old Sod Church." Later, Mr. DeVault's father and mother, a brother and two sisters came West, so kinship surely did have some influence in their lives.

When living on the homestead, Mr. DeVault tells of an instance when 4500 steers which were being driven to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, made deep paths in black root sod as they crossed his place. In the early days, Mr. DeVault was asked the question, what was his first mode of travel? His reply was, "walking." Old timers verify the fact that he did walk a great deal, having no other means of travel.

W. P. DeVault was one of those men who had the ability to fill in wherever needed. He taught at least two terms of school. In one of the early elections, he defeated Thomas Winter for Justice of the Peace, but never qualified -- he often took part on programs at celebrations -- he was at one time the defendant's lawyer in a case brought before the Justice of the peace -- he was at another time, elected as County Commissioner of Morrill County. In later years, Mr. DeVault was associated with W. T. McKelvey in the Real Estate business. They were affiliated with The Payne Investment Company helping to dispose of a great deal of land in this section.

In the Early day, Mr. DeVault had used his homestead as the basis for a sheep ranch and kept a band of sheep for many years. Early records show that he was constantly improving the quality of his herd. He was quite successful in carrying his flock through the winter with a limited amount of feed, yet with little loss.

Mr. DeVault finally sold his homestead for $650 or just a little more than $4 per acre. By the time his children were of school age the family moved to town where they all attended school. In 1921 Maude, one of the DeVault girls, was married to Chris E. Moberg. Mr. Moberg began working for the Great Western Sugar Company at Eaton, Colorado, in 1913. He continued in their employ coming to the Bayard factory in 1920 and was retired in 1955, making a total service of 42 years for the company -- 35 years of which were in Bayard. Mrs. Moberg has been the faithful librarian at the City Library for many years.

Special mention should be made of the DeVault sisters, Lizzie and Emma. They took a very active part in all of the early day church and social functions, also working in numerous positions. Later, Miss Emma DeVault became the wife of Charles H. Harpole. Today a worthy representative is found in George R. Harpole.

William Peter DeVault was born on 13 April 1863 at New Florence, Montgomery Co., MO. He was the son of Henry DaVault and Caroline Euphemia Clark. William Peter DeVault was educated at Kirksville Business College, Kirksville, MO. He married Anna Elizabeth Campbell, daughter of (?) Campbell and Sarah Lamson, in 1887. William Peter DeVault and Anna Elizabeth Campbell were divorced in 1920. William Peter DeVault married Cecil Donovan, daughter of Millard Donovan and Zella (?), on 14 April 1920. William Peter DeVault was buried in 1929 at Alliance Cemetery, Alliance, Box Butte Co., NE. He died on 31 March 1929 at Bayard, Morrill Co., NE, at age 65.

Children of William Peter DeVault and Anna Elizabeth Campbell

William Reeves DeVault

M, b. 23 June 1887, d. 16 June 1888
     William Reeves DeVault was born on 23 June 1887 at Washington Co., TN. He was the son of William Valentine DeVault and Barbara E. Higgenbothom. William Reeves DeVault died on 16 June 1888 at Washington Co., TN. He was buried in June 1888 at DeVault Cemetery, DeVault's Ford, Washington Co., TN.

William Thomas DeVault

M, b. 14 April 1878, d. 13 November 1910
     William Thomas DeVault was born on 14 April 1878 at New Florence, Montgomery Co., MO. He was the son of Dr. William Bruce DeVault and Mary Frances Powell. William Thomas DeVault married M. (?) William Thomas DeVault died on 13 November 1910 at Montgomery Co., MO, at age 32. He was buried in November 1910 at New Florence Cemetery, New Florence, Montgomery Co., MO.

Child of William Thomas DeVault and M. (?)

William Valentine DeVault

M, b. 21 November 1846, d. 12 September 1916
     William Valentine DeVault was born on 21 November 1846 at Washington Co., TN.1 He was the son of Jacob DeVault and Elizabeth Jane Clark. William Valentine DeVault married Lizzie McAfee circa 1879. William Valentine DeVault married Barbara E. Higgenbothom on 4 September 1883. William Valentine DeVault died on 12 September 1916 at Austin Springs, Washington Co., TN, at age 69. He was buried in September 1916 at DeVault Cemetery, DeVault's Ford, Washington Co., TN.

Child of William Valentine DeVault and Lizzie McAfee

Children of William Valentine DeVault and Barbara E. Higgenbothom

Citations

  1. [S467] 1850 Federal Census, Washington County, Tennessee. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 898.

William Walker DeVault

M, b. 3 November 1880, d. 8 September 1934
     William Walker DeVault was born on 3 November 1880 at Sullivan Co. (probably), TN. He was the son of John David DeVault and Nancy Melvina Hartness. William Walker DeVault married Estella Mae Pence, daughter of William Allen Pence and Amanda Kelly, on 29 July 1903 at Marion Co., IN. William Walker DeVault died on 8 September 1934 at age 53. He was buried in September 1934 at Acton Cemetery, Acton, Maron Co., IN.

Children of William Walker DeVault and Estella Mae Pence

William Washington DeVault

M, b. 13 November 1856, d. 28 August 1928
     William Washington DeVault was born on 13 November 1856 at Glen Alpine, Burke Co., NC. He was the son of Jacob A. DeVault and Mary Ann Alexander. William Washington DeVault married Kate Kincaid, daughter of Milburn Kincaid and Sophia Moore, on 16 March 1886. William Washington DeVault died on 28 August 1928 at Asheville, Buncombe Co., NC, at age 71. He was buried in 1928 at Riverside Cemetery, Asheville, Buncombe Co., NC.

Children of William Washington DeVault and Kate Kincaid

William Weldon DeVault

M, b. 3 October 1865, d. 29 March 1910
     William Weldon DeVault lived at Johnson City, TN. He was born on 3 October 1865 at Washington Co., TN. He was the son of Valentine DeVault and Edna A. Hannah. William Weldon DeVault married Adelaide Gresham on 24 December 1902 at Her parents home, Jonesboro, Washington Co., TN. William Weldon DeVault was buried in 1910 at DeVault Cemetery, DeVault's Ford, Washington Co., TN. He died on 29 March 1910 at Washington Co., TN, at age 44.1

Children of William Weldon DeVault and Adelaide Gresham

Citations

  1. [S28] Charles M. Bennett, Washington County Cemetery Records., 97.

William Weldon DeVault

M, b. 29 September 1904
     William Weldon DeVault married Mary Snyder at Johnson City, Washington Co., TN. William Weldon DeVault was born on 29 September 1904 at DeVault's Ford, Washington Co., TN. He was the son of William Weldon DeVault and Adelaide Gresham.

Child of William Weldon DeVault and Mary Snyder

Zelda Lee DeVault

F, b. 17 July 1926, d. 12 January 1986
     Zelda Lee DeVault was born on 17 July 1926 at Tennessee. She was the daughter of Jesse Cleveland DeVault and Mamie Deakins. Zelda Lee DeVault married Augustus Lincoln Breeding, son of James Breeding and Lucy Moore, on 15 July 1947 at Rossville, Walker Co., GA; MARRIAGE ANNOUNCEMENT - Kingsport, Tennessee Times News; Sunday, July 27, 1947; page 3-B column 6; (Ancestry.com)

Miss Zelda DeVault Is Bride Of Augustus Breeding , July 16
The marriage of Miss Zelda Lee DeVault, daughter of Jesse C. DeVault, Rock Springs, and Augustus L. Breeding, son of J. K. Breeding, Route 2, Kingsport, was solemnized Wednesday July 16 at 11 o'clock in the morning in the First Baptist Church in Rossville, Ga. The Rev. E. V. Shivers officiated, using the double-ring ceremony.
The bride wore a street-length dress of egg shell crepe with brown accessories and a picture hat of brown straw with an open crown. Her corsage was a single yellow orchid.
The bride is a graduate of Sullivan High School and has been an employee of the Credit Service Bureau for the past 21 months.
Mr. Breeding attended Sullivan High School and served for three years in the U.S. Army, including 2 years in the E.T.O. He is now employed by Tennessee Eastman Corporation.
Mr. and Mrs. Breeding are making their home at 720 Fairview Avenue.

Zelda Lee DeVault died on 12 January 1986 at Sullivan Co., TN, at age 59.

DeVault

F, b. 22 November 1876, d. 22 November 1876
     DeVault died on 22 November 1876 at DeVault's Ford, Washington Co., TN. She was born on 22 November 1876. She was the daughter of John DaVault and Mary C. Carmack. DeVault was buried in November 1876 at Private burial ground across from DeVault Tavern, Leesburg, Washington Co., TN.

DeVault

M, b. 23 April 1928, d. 23 April 1928
     DeVault died on 23 April 1928. He was born on 23 April 1928. He was the son of Leland Tasaway DeVault and Ona Mae Wiard. DeVault was buried in April 1928 at Bean Cemetery, Little River, Rice Co., KS.

DeVault

M, b. 23 April 1928, d. 23 April 1928
     DeVault died on 23 April 1928. He was born on 23 April 1928. He was the son of Leland Tasaway DeVault and Ona Mae Wiard. DeVault was buried in April 1928 at Bean Cemetery, Little River, Rice Co., KS.

DeVault

M, b. 4 September 1937, d. 4 September 1937
     DeVault died on 4 September 1937 at Kingsport, Sullivan Co., TN. He was born on 4 September 1937 at Kingsport, Sullivan Co., TN. He was the son of David Milton DeVault and Florence Katherine Baum.

Grace Tara Devault-Stoller

F, b. 10 February 1975, d. 15 February 1975
     Grace Tara Devault-Stoller was born on 10 February 1975 at Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz Co., CA. She was the daughter of Lynn Chesterman Stoller. Grace Tara Devault-Stoller died on 15 February 1975 at Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz Co., CA.

Alexander Dever

M, b. 14 May 1821, d. 28 January 1853
     Alexander Dever was born on 14 May 1821. He was the son of John Dever and Eliza Gilmore. Alexander Dever died on 28 January 1853 at Mill Gap, Highland Co., VA, at age 31.

Andrew Jackson Dever

M, b. 30 March 1826, d. 24 December 1859
     Andrew Jackson Dever was born on 30 March 1826 at Back Creek, Bath Co., VA. He was the son of John Dever and Eliza Gilmore. Andrew Jackson Dever died on 24 December 1859 at Back Creek, Highland Co., VA, at age 33.

Eleanor Gilmore Dever

F, b. 18 January 1834
     Eleanor Gilmore Dever was also known as Ellen. She was born on 18 January 1834 at Bath Co., VA. She was the daughter of John Dever and Eliza Gilmore. Eleanor Gilmore Dever married Samuel Gwin on 12 October 1854 at Highland Co., VA.

Children of Eleanor Gilmore Dever and Samuel Gwin

Eliza V. Dever

F, b. 25 April 1845, d. 17 April 1926
     Eliza V. Dever was born on 25 April 1845 at Green Hill, Bath Co., VA. She was the daughter of John Dever and Eliza Gilmore. Eliza V. Dever married David H. Campbell on 16 February 1869 at Highland Co., VA. Eliza V. Dever died on 17 April 1926 at Warm Springs, Bath Co., VA, at age 80. She was buried on 18 April 1926 at Highland Co., VA.

Francis Dever

M, b. circa 1823, d. before 1901
     Francis Dever was born circa 1823 at Rockingham Co., VA. He was the son of John Dever and Eliza Gilmore. Francis Dever died before 1901.

Hugh Dever

M, b. circa 1828
     Hugh Dever was born circa 1828 at Bath Co., VA. He was the son of John Dever and Eliza Gilmore. Hugh Dever married Alcinda Susan Cleek on 24 April 1866 at Pocahontas Co., WV.