Walter McDevitt, who is successfully engaged in the bakery business at Wellsville, is a veteran of the World
War. He was born at Lisbon, Ohio, May 26, 1893, and is the son of Joseph and Edith (VanFossan) McDevitt.
Joseph McDevitt is a native of Columbiana County, as is his wife. He was born near Salineville, Apr. 10, 1867,
and at an early age settled at Lisbon. In Jan. 1911 he removed to Wellsville, where he was city building policeman
from Jan. 1, 1912 to January 1926, when he resigned. Mr. and Mrs. Joseph McDevitt have five children: Naomi, married
Earl T. Ewing, lives in Wellsville; Walter, the subject of this sketch; Sylvia, married William Ferguson, lives
at Wellsville; Elvie, mention of whom is made below; and Georgia, married Earl Shoub, lives at Wellsville.
Walter McDevitt grew up in Lisbon and was educated in the public schools there. He spent ten years in the employ
of the American Sheet & Tin Plate Company and in February, 1921, opened his bakery at Wellsville, which is
known as McDevitt Brothers Bakery. Elvie McDevitt is associated in business with him and they conduct a high grade
shop and have an extensive and profitable trade.
In September, 1921, Walter McDevitt was married to Miss Ruth Baker, a native of East Liverpool. Elvie McDevitt
married Miss Gladys Weekly, of Wellsville, and they have a son, James, born in 1921. Elvie McDevitt is also a World
War veteran and served overseas.
Messrs. McDevitt are Democrats, members of the Presbyterian Church, and belong to the American Legion. They are
capable young business men who are progressive and enterprising.
History of Columbiana County, Ohio
By: Harold B. Barth
Historical Publishing Company
Columbiana County, Ohio Biographies
Names A to F
Names G to M
Names N to Z
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