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Charlotte Devonshire
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Birth: 1855
Death: May 7, 1922

Surname has been found spelled Devonshire and Devenshire. The gravemarker has it spelled Devonshire, and the cemetery record shows Devenshire.

Oregon Death Index:
Name: Devenshire, Charlotte
Date of death: 7 May 1922
Place of death: Portland [Multnomah County]

The Morning Oregonian, Monday, May 8, 1922, page 9, Died:
"DEVENSHIRE--May 7, at the late residence, 152 North Fourteenth street, Charlotte Devenshire, aged 66 years, mother of Mrs. Lillie Fox and Mrs. Pearl Franklin of Portland and Mrs. Lizzie Gray of Chicago, Ill. The remains are at Finley's Mortuary, Montgomery at 5th. Notice of funeral hereafter."

The Morning Oregonian, Tuesday, May 9, 1922, page 16
Funeral Notices:
"DEVENSHIRE--The funeral service for the late Charlotte Devenshire, of 152 North Fourteenth street, will be held today (Tuesday) at 2:30 P.M. at Finley's mortuary, Montgomery at Fifth. Friends invited. Concluding service at Mt. Scott cemetery."

In addition to the newspaper information regarding Charlotte's death and funeral, she is found in the Federal Census for 1880 through 1920.

In the 1880 census, for Chicago, Charlotte Devonshire is listed as age 30, Mulatto, born in Wisconsin and occupation of keeping house. Her husband is William Devonshire, age 45, Black, born in Missouri, and his occupation is cook. There are 4 children listed, three daughters and one son: Lizzie, age 14, John, age 2/12, Millison age 3, and Carrie age 6. All four children were born in Iowa.

In 1900, Charlotte is a widow, living with her son, Jno [John], in South Chicago. This census says Charlotte has given birth to 3 children and 3 children were still living. In 1910, Charlotte is in North Yakima, Yakima County, Washington with her daughter Millie Fox, age 31, and grandson, John Devonshire, age 16. In 1920, Charlotte had moved had moved to Portland, Oregon. In the same household were her daughrer Millie Fox and Millie's "step-aunt" Pearl Franklin. Millie was a widow and Pearl was divorced.

A search of available Portland City Directories [Oregon], from 1913-1921, shows Charlotte first living at 253 16th N, and later at 152 14th N. She is listed as the widow of William and Jacob. One of these names was probably her husband's middle name. During her residence in Portland, the following other people were listed as living with her: Jno Devonshire, Millie Devonshire, Pearl Devonshire, and Mrs. Millie Fox.
Lincoln Memorial Park
Multnomah County
Oregon, USA
Plot: Section: Evergreen. Lot: 108. Grave: 7.
Created by: Jan Fenter
Record added: Sep 29, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 97960319
Charlotte Devonshire
Added by: Jan Fenter
Charlotte Devonshire
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