From the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY, COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F. A. Battey & CO., Publishers. 1883." page 308, Jackson Township, White County, Indiana.
"L. C. DEVELIN was born in Cambridge City, Indiana, August 6, 1835, and is one of the four children of GEORGE and ANNA (RAINS) DEVELIN, natives respectively of Pennsylvania and Indiana. MR. DEVELIN, about his majority, began railroading as baggage-master at Cambridge; he filled the position three years and then went on as brakeman, working himself up, in two years, to the office of conductor on the Dayton & Western Railroad. In 1861, he engaged in the fruit and grocery trade at Chicago; then traveled for a wholesale house for awhile, and in 1863 engaged on the T. L. & B. R. R., at Logansport (Indiana), as traveling agent and extra conductor. May 8, 1864, while instructing a new yardmaster in his duties, he had both ankles crushed by a tank wheel, which led to amputation. The operation was not skillfully performed, and six weeks later a second amputation became necessary. After recovery and after providing himself with artificial limbs, MR. DEVELIN entered the telegraph office at Cambridge City as a student, and in December, 1865, he was appointed agent and operator at Burnettsville, the office being then first established, and he still holds the position. He was married, November 9, 1870, to MARY SHARPE, of Kentland, Indiana, and this lady has borne him three children - MERTIE, MAY, and LEO. MR. DEVELIN is corresponding for a number of journals, FLORIN being his "Nome de plume". He is a Democrat, and his wife is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church."