from "Printers and Printing in Providence, 1762 - 1907" prepared by a committee of Providence Typographical Union #33 as a souvenir of the 50th anniversary of its institution printed in 1907
"The Journeymen" pp. XXVII JOHN J. DEVLIN, Born in Providence, Sept. 12, 1860; learned printing at office of Angell & Co., beginning in 1874; initiated into No. 33 May 17, 1888; worked in the printing offices in this city, both as printer and reporter; was the first police messenger appointed in Providence, and served as such under Chiefs of Police Charles H. Hunt and Benjamin H. Child; since leaving Providence in 1895 has worked in various New England cities and is now (1904) in the stationery business in Winsted, Conn., but retains his connection with newspaper work as correspondent for State papers.
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possible match: Extract: 1880 United States Census Census Place: Providence, Providence, Rhode Island Source: FHL Film 1255213; National Archives Film T9-1213; Page 568D Household:RelSexMarr Race Age Birthplace James DEVLINSelfMaleMW48IRE Occ: Brick MasonFa: --- Mo: IRE Sarah DEVLINWifeFemale MW46IRE Occ: Keeping HouseFa: IRE Mo: IRE John DEVLINSonMaleSW21RI Occ: Works In Print WorksFa: IRE Mo: IRE Sarah A. DEVLINDauFemale SW19RI Occ: Works In Woolen MillFa: IRE Mo: IRE Peter DEVLINSonMaleSW12RI Occ: At SchoolFa: IRE Mo: IRE Mary J. DEVLINDauFemale SW10RI Fa: IRE Mo: IRE Patrick DEVLINSonMaleSW7RI Fa: IRE Mo: IRE
St. Francis (Catholic) Cemetery, Pawtucket, Rhode Island DEVLIN James Devlin, 1833 - 1907 his wife Sarah Goodwin, 1833 - 1884 Mary J. Devlin, died 1907 Peter E. Devlin, died 1915 Erected by their children
Marriage record: James Devlin and Sarah Goodwin married Feb. 20, 1855 in Providence (55-504-28)
their first child was Arthur John Devlin, born Jan. 17, 1856, died July 20, 1932,in Cranston, who married Mary J. Dodd (1857 - 1922)
1880 U.S. Census Providence, RI, National Archives Film T9-1213 Page 449C Arthur Devlin, self, M,M,W, 23, b. RI, Woolen Weaver, Parents b. Ire. Mary Devlin, wife, F, M. W, 23, b. CT, Keeping House, parents b. Ire.