Merle Edward Devoe

8 September 1894–3 June 1969 (Age 74)
Yankton, South Dakota, United States

The Life of Merle Edward

When Merle Edward Devoe was born on 8 September 1894, in Yankton, South Dakota, United States, his father, Charles F. Devoe, was 27 and his mother, Mary Margaret Volin, was 27. He married Hazel Parfit on 9 February 1929, in Jamestown, Stutsman, North Dakota, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in LaMoure, North Dakota, United States in 1935 and Walcott, Richland, North Dakota, United States in 1940. He died on 3 June 1969, in Fargo, Cass, North Dakota, United States, at the age of 74.

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Merle Edward Devoe
Hazel Parfit
Marriage: 9 February 1929
James Merle Devoe

Spouse and Children

9 February 1929
Jamestown, Stutsman, North Dakota, United States


Parents and Siblings



    Charles M. DeVoe


    Marjorie Viola Devoe



    Gertrude A Devoe



+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 4

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 22

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

Probably a variant of English Defoe or perhaps of French Devaux .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Merle E De Voe, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Mirle Ed Devoe in household of Carley F Devoe, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Merle E Devoe, "Minnesota State Census, 1905"

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