Commander James Harmon Ward
Sarah Whitmore
Hudson B. Engle
Sarah B. Elwell
Frederick B. Ward
Julia Burr Engle
Amy F. Ward


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1. Thomas Devine Jr.

Amy F. Ward 1 3 4

  • Born: 9 May 1873, Western Twp., Henry County, IL 1 3 4
  • Marriage (1): Thomas Devine Jr. on 28 Jun 1899 in Flagstaff: Church of the Nativity, Coconino, AZ 1 2
  • Died: 19 Dec 1931, Detroit, Wayne, MI at age 58 5
  • Buried: Los Angeles: Calvary Cemetery, Los Angeles, CA 6

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Cemetery: Her tombstone photo is online at: in Los Angeles: Calvary Cemetery, Los Angeles, CA. 6 Her tombstone reads:
Amy Devine
1873 (cross symbol) 1931.

2. Book: History of Henry County, Illinois, 1877. 4
Ward, Fred. B. Farmer, Sec. 18; P.O. Orion; born in Washington, D. C., March 20, 1843; came to this country 1867; Dem; Univ; owns 226 acres, val. $12,000; son of Commodore James H. Ward, U.S. Navy, who was killed at Mathias Point, Va. 1861, and grandson of Col. James Ward, Hartford, Conn; Mr. F. B. Ward now lives upon a 1/4 Sec. of land located with a land warrant given to his grandfather for services in the War of 1812; Mr. Ward graduated in the Class of 1864 in the College of the City of New York; name of wife was Julia B. Engle, daughter of Hudson B. Engle, of Orion; born Oct. 19, 1848; married June 17, 1869; have four children, Sarah W. born April 24, 1870; Fanny B. born Sept. 1871; Amy, born May 9, 1873; Ruth B. born Oct. 18, 1875.

3. Census in 1880 in Western Twp., Henry County, IL. 7 Fred Ward, farmer, 37, was living with wife Julia B., 31; Sarah W., 10; Fannie B., 8; Amy F., 7; Ruth B., 4; and James H., born in Aug 1879. Fred was born in the District of Columbia, his father in Pennsylvania and mother in New York. Julia and the children were born in Illinois, and her father in New Jersey and mother in Massachusetts.

4. Newspaper: St. Mary's Star, 20 Jul 1899, Saint Marys, Pottawatomie, KS. 2 A Brilliant Wedding

At the Church of Nativity at 10:30 a.m. on June 28th, 1899, Mr. Thomas Devine and Miss Amie Ward were united in marriage. Rev. F. Dilly performed the marriage ceremony. A large number of friends gathered at the church to witness the nuptials, and the ceremony was a most beautiful one. The bride is one of Flagstaff's most charming and popular ladies. Her many suitable qualities have gained for her the love of all who know her. The groom is an employee of the Arizona Lumber and Timber company, and is very popular with all.

They launch upon the great voyage of life with the best wishes of all friends hoping that their future will be one of continued happiness and prosperity. This newly wedded couple gave a reception last night at the residence of Mr. E. T. McGonigle and wife, where some sixty of their friends congratulated them and spent the evening listening to music and in social conversation. The guests were made at home by Mr. E. T. McGonigle and his estimable wife. Ice cream and cake was served and all had a good time. The Smyphony Orchestra which has no superior in Arizona was present and rendered several pieces of excellent music. Their music at the marriage ceremony was par excellent. They will go to house-keeping in the residence formerly occupied by Mr. Cassett, and will receive their friends on and after July 15th.

We clip the above account of the wedding of Thomas Devine from the Flagstaff, Arizona, Gem. Mr. Devine is an old resident of this vicinity and has relatives on Cross Creek. We extend to the happy couple our best wishes and congratulations.

5. Census in 1900 in Flagstaff, Coconino, AZ. 1 Thomas Devine, engineer, 31, born Mar 1869, was with his wife Amy, 27, Apr 1873, newly married less than a year. She is listed as having birthed 0 children, but they are listed with a son: Thomas W., born Mar 1900, 2 months old, born in Arizona, his father in Michigan, and mother in Illinois. It therfore appears the child's parents are Thomas and Amy, Thomas Sr. is born in Michigan and she and her mother in Illinois. Her father was from Washington, DC. Thomas' parents were from Ireland.

6. Census in 1910 in Kingman, Mohave, AZ. 8 Thomas Irvine [handwriting on census page is hard to read so it was indexed as Irvine instead of Devine], keeper hotel, 41, was living with wife Amy, 37. They were married 11 years and she had birthed 2 children, both alive in 1910: Thomas, 10; and Andrew, 4. Thomas was born in Michigan, and his parents in Ireland. Amy and her mother were born in Illinois, her father in Connecticut. The children were born in Arizona.

7. Census in 1920 in Kingman, Mohave, AZ. 9 Tom Devine, 50, manager hotel, was living with wife Amy, 46; Thomas W., 19; Andrew V., 14. Thomas was born in Michigan, his parents in Ireland. Amy and her mother weres born in Illinois, her father in Connecticut. The children were born in Arizona. They are living at 339 Front St., obviously a hotel since the census lists the names of many roomers in addition to the family.

8. Obituary: Mohave County Miner on 25 Dec 1931 in Kingman, Mohave, AZ. 5 Amy Devine passed away Saturday, December 19, 1931, at the home of her son Thomas W. Devine in Detroit Mich. She had been very ill for the whole year and her death was not expected. Her remains were taken to Los Angeles accompanied by her son, Thomas. The funeral was held Thursday. She leaves two boys, Andy who is with the movies in Hollywood and Thomas who is with the Cudahy Packing Co. in Detroit,Mich.

Amy married Thomas Devine Jr., son of Thomas Devine Sr. and Martha Dobbins, on 28 Jun 1899 in Flagstaff: Church of the Nativity, Coconino, AZ.1 2 (Thomas Devine Jr. was born on 14 Apr 1869 in Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, MI,1 3 5 10 11 died on 14 Aug 1926 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 5 11 12 and was buried in Los Angeles: Calvary Cemetery, Los Angeles, CA 6 11 13.)


1 1900 United States Census, Arizona, Coconino County, Flagstaff, Series: T623 Roll: 45 Page: 199.

2 St. Mary's Star (St. Marys, Pottawattamie County, Kansas), 20 Jul 1899, page 5.

3 Arizona, The Youngest State (1913.), Page 661, Thomas Devine.

4 History of Henry County, Illinois: It's Taxpayers and Voters; Containing Also, a Biographical Directory, a Condensed History of the State; Map of the County; a Business Directory...etc (By H.F. Kett & Co, Open Content Alliance, Kett (H.F.) and Company, Chicago. Published by H. F. Kett, 1877. 589 pages), Page 386, biography of Ward, Fred. B.

5 Mohave Museum of History and Arts (Kingman, Mohave County, Arizona. See:, Email from Kay Ellermann, Librarian, 18 Jul 2008.

6 Calvary Cemetery, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, Online photo at

7 1880 United States Census, Illinois, Henry County, Western Township, Series: T9 Roll: 213 Page: 484.

8 1910 United States Census, Arizona, Mohave County, Kingman, Series: T624 Roll: 41 Page: 25.

9 1920 United States Census, Arizona, Mohave County, Kingman, Series: T625 Roll: 47 Page: 228.

10 1870 United States Census, Michigan, Kalamazoo County, Oshtemo Township, Series: M593 Roll: 680 Page: 262.

11 Mohave County Miner (Kingman, Mohave County, Arizona), 20 Aug 1926, Obituary of Thomas Devine Jr.

12 California Vital Records, 1905-1929 California Death Index, record of Thomas Devine.

13 Find A Grave,

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