Biography of Walter McDevitt
Columbiana County, OH Biographies

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
Topeka-Indianapolis 1926

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