Biography of F. C. Devenny
Lawrence County, Pennsylvania Biographies





F. C. DEVENNY, chief electrician of the Pennsylvania Engineering Works, at New Castle, came to this city in 1900, and since then has made business and property investments here and identified himself with the city's interests. He was born at Fagundus, Warren County, Pennsylvania, in 1873, and is a son of David and Margaret (Walls) Devenny.

David Devenny, father of F. C., died at Oil City, Pa., in 1904. He was a pattern maker by trade. His widow still survives and lives in the old home at Oil City.

F. C. Devenny was about two years old when his parents moved to Oil City, where he was reared and educated. When he reached the proper age, Mr. Devenny entered the Oil City Boiler Works, and remained three years in the machine shops, after winch he spent three more years with the National Transit Company, of Oil City, and then came to New Castle. Here he entered the machine department of the Pennsylvania Engineering Works, remaining two years as a machinist, and then becoming chief electrician, which responsible position he still fills.

In 1898 Mr. Devenny was married to Miss Mary E. Morrow, formerly of Oil City. She is a daughter of Samuel and Anna Luella (Jones) Morrow. Mrs. Morrow was born in Jefferson County, Pennsylvania, and is a daughter of Henry and Mary (Phillips) Jones. Recently Mr. and Mrs. Devenny had the pleasure of entertaining at their beautiful home on Edgewood Avenue, Mrs. Morrow and, her venerable mother, Mrs. Jones, and the unusual situation was found of four generations being present in one household, little Margaret Luella Devenny representing the fourth. Mr. and Mrs. Devenny are members of the Highland United Presbyterian Church. Fraternally he is an Odd Fellow, but in politics he takes no active interest.


From:
20th Century History of
New Castle and Lawrence County
Pennsylvania
Edited By: Hon. Aaron L. Hazen
Richmond-Arnold Publishing Co.
Chicago, Ill., 1908


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