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.