William Henry Devine was born to Irish immigrants, Patrick and Bridget Daly Devine on November 23, 1879
in Pisgah, Morgan County, Illinois. He was a fireman and engineer on the Chicago and Alton (C&A) Railroad for many
years. He married Mary Louisa Parker, daughter of William and Anna O'Brien Parker on June 19, 1907 in Bloomington, IL.
They were the parents of three children: Cassandra, William and Benjamin Devine.
His wife Mary passed away in 1915. Bill joined the U.S. Army on May 7, 1918
and served in France during World War I (Private, 62nd Regiment).
After his return to the U.S. and honorable discharge, he was a farm hand in Virginia, IL.
Bill Married (2nd) Mary Isabelle Kinney, daughter of Thomas and Mary Ryan Kinney on November 7, 1925 in Virginia, IL
and they were the parents of the following six children: Mary, Frank, John, Rose, James and June Devine.
His second wife, Mary, passed away in 1935. Bill died on March 4, 1962 in Peoria,
Illinois and is interred in Walnut Ridge Cemetery, Virginia, Illinois.


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