Thank you, Sherryl, for your response to my message.
James (middle initial H or J), was a grocer, market gardener. He lived on Albany St. in Utica, NY. He was buried Jan. 2, 1917 at St. Agnes Cemetery, Utica, NY.In addition to the 6 children you mention in your message, there was Bernard Francis (my grandfather), William A., Theresa C. and another unknown name/sex.
If any of Mary's letters contain family information that you think would be useful to me for my Devins family genealogy, I would appreciate receiving it.
I'm in the processing of researching more information and if I come across anything that might be useful to you, I'll certainly pass it on to you.