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