Sunday, 19 June 2011

Death of Edward DEVLEN, 83yrs, son of Conell DEVLEN and Margaret DEVLEN (nee SMIDDY) ,July 14, 1954

(Newspaper clipping from "The Journal and Co_____" dated )

Edward DEVLEN, 83, lifelong resident of this community, died Sunday afternoon, July 11, 1954, at the home of his grandson, Harold PULLEN on the Devlen road, Groton, R. D. 1, following a long illness.

A native of Summer Hill, he was born Aug. 8, 1870, son of Conell and Margaret SMIDDY DEVLEN. He was a widely known farmer, retiring just a few years ago.

Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Inex CORNWELL and Mrs. Ruth CRUTHERS of Locke, Mrs. Gladys LOCKERBY, Lansingville, Mrs. Celia PULLEN and Mrs. Irene HOLDEN of Groton; four sons. George, Clarence, Laurence and Harold of Groton; a sister, Mrs. Anna NILES of Cortland; 19 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Services were conducted at 2 p. m. Wednesday at the home of Robert J. BOOTH, 110 Elm street. Rev. Bernard DeGraw, pastor of the Locke Methodist Church, officiated. Burial was in Groton Rural Cemetery.

Bearers were George DEVLEN, Clarence DEVLEN, Laurence DEVLEN, Harold DEVLEN, Harold PULLEN and Edward WESTLAKE.

Maurice SMIDDY, Stoker 1st Class, Royal Navy

[IMAGE] Plymouth Naval Memorial - Smiddy, Maurice
Cemetery: Plymouth Naval Memorial
Country: England
Area: Devon
Rank: Stoker 1st Class
Official Number: D/KX 94068
Unit: H.M.S. Gloucester.
Force: Royal Navy
Nationality: Irish
22nd May 1941. Age 26. 
Son of Patrick and Ellen SMIDDY of Lady's Bridge, Co. Cork, Republic of Ireland. 
Panel 53 Column 3.
Campaign medals -
1939 - 1945 War medal
1939  -1945 - Star

Photograph and details by volunteer/s: Steve Rogers

 SMIDDY, Maurice, Stoker 1c, D/KX 94068, Gloucester, 22 May 1941, ship loss, MPK

Private John SMIDDY, 1st Bn. Grenadier Guards.

[IMAGE] Loos Memorial - Smiddy, John
Cemetery: Loos Memorial
Country: France
Area: Pas De Calais
Rank: Private
Official Number: 13634
Unit: 1st Bn. Grenadier Guards.
Force: Army
Nationality: Irish
17th October 1915. Age 30. Son of John Smiddy of Ballymacoda Castlemartyr Co. Cork. Ireland Panel 5 to 7.
Photograph and details by volunteer/s: Op Tribute2