C. G. DeVoe, D. D. S. One of the most successful dentists of Ashland County is Doctor DeVoe, who has engaged
in the practice of his profession in Ashland since 1913. He was born at Lewisville, Ohio, May 31, 1888, the son
of Joseph O. and Mary (Billman) DeVoe.
Joseph O. DeVoe, retired, was born at Lewisville. He has spent his entire life there, and until his retirement
in 1920 successfully engaged in business as a dealer in farm implements. His wife died in 1914 and is buried at
Lewisville. Mr. DeVoe is a Democrat and a member of the Methodist Church. He has served as a member of the county
school board. To Mr. and Mrs. DeVoe were born six children: 1. C. G., the subject of this sketch. 2. Thurman J.,
who died in 1920, from the effects of being gassed while in service in France during the World War. He volunteered
for service and 30 days after his enlistment was serving at the front in France with the First Division. He saw
26 months of active service and participated in several maj or engagements, being severely gassed. He was discharged
at Washington, D. C., in 1919. 3. Walter W., lives at Woodsfield, Ohio. 4. Mrs. Grace Hines, lives at Cambridge,
Ohio. 5. May, married O. M. Matthews, who is superintendent of schools at Bartlett, Ohio. 6. Alice, lives at Lewisville.
C. G. DeVoe received his early education at Lewisville and was graduated from high school in 1906. He then attended
a normal school at Woodsfield, and taught for three years before entering the College of Dentistry at Ohio State
University. After receiving his degree, Dr. DeVoe immediately established his present practice in Ashland. He has
been located in the Farmers Bank Building since 1919. During the World War, Dr. DeVoe volunteered for service but
was not accepted.
In 1913 Dr. DeVoe married Miss Louise Ogden, of Columbus, the daughter of Luther and Emma (Miles) Ogden, of Racine,
Ohio. Both are deceased. Doctor and Mrs. DeVoe have no children.
Dr. DeVoe is a Republican and is active in local politics. His wife is vice chairman of the Republican State Central
Committee of Ohio. Both are members of the Presbyterian Church, and Dr. DeVoe is affiliated with the Masonc Lodge,
32nd degree; Lions Club, Isaac Walton League, Psi Omega fraternity, Chamber of Commerce, and Ashland Country Club.
He holds membership in the Ohio State Dental Society, and American Dental Association.
Dr. and Mrs. DeVoe live at 304 West Walnut Street.
History of North Central Ohio
Embracing Richland, Ashland, Wayne,
Medina, Lorin, Huron and Knox Counties
BY: William A. Duff
Historical Publishing Company
North Central Ohio Biographies
Names A to C
Names D to G
Names H to K
Names L to P
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