Biography of Daniel T. Devoll
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Devoll, Daniel Tucker, lawyer, is the son of Pardon and Mary (Hathaway) Devoll. and a grandson of Capt. Pardon Devoll of Dartmouth, and was born in New Bedford, Mass., May 3, 1857. On his father's side the family was long prominent in the whaling industry. His mother's ancestors were very early settlers of Fairhaven, her father, Samuel Hathaway, being a soldier in the war of 1812. Mr. Devoll was graduated from the New Bedford High School in 1875, took a two years course under a private tutor, and in 1877 entered the office of Stetson & Greene as a student at law. He was graduated from the Boston University School of Law in 1879, returned to Stetson & Greene's office, and was admitted to the bar in June, 1880. He began active practice in the office of his preceptors, and in 1882 became an office associate of A. Edwin Clarke, with whom he remained until 1894. Since then he has practiced his profession alone. Mr. Devoll was a member of the City Council of New Bedford three years. In 1889 he removed his residence to Long Plain in the town of Acushnet, where he now resides, and where he was for six years chairman of the School Committee. June 20, 1889, he married Mary F., daughter of Adoniram Gilmore of Long Plain.

Our county and its people
A descriptive and biographical history of
Bristol County, Massachusetts
Prepaired and published under the auspices of
The Fall River News and The Taunton Gasette
With assistance of Hon. Alanson Borden
The Boston History Company, Publishers, 1899.

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