Just returned from a week in Minneapolis researching DeVol and found your message.Thanks much for responding.The 11/17/03 date of birth is the third I have, but probably the most accurate, as DeVol, himself, was the source of the other two.In Kansas State Prison he said his DOB was 11/17/04 in Battle Creek, Michigan and while in Minnesota State Prison he said 12/15/05 in Rockford, Ohio.
I did get a copy of Emma's death certificate.She died August 10, 1952 in Minneapolis and is buried in Lakewood Cemetery.The state does not have any death certificate on Lawrence.If you would like a copy of Emma's, let me know directly by email and I'll attach a copy for you.
Also, thanks much for the info on the family, I had most but the Lincoln info is much appreciated and I couldn't decifer the spelling of his father's name.
Do you happen to know of any of his direct family relatives, I would like to talk with them, if they allow it, to get a more personal picture of him.
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