NamePeter Joseph Devaney 109
Birth3 May 1874, Upper Qual Lane Sligo, Ireland109
Birth MemoCopy of Birth Certificate from Ireland shows date of birth to be June 1, 1874.
Death28 Jul 1932 Age: 58
BurialSt. Mary's Cemetery, Omaha NE
Cause of deathHeart attack in his sleep
FatherPeter Joseph Devaney (1832-)
MotherCatherine Noone (-1916)
Birth3 Feb 1876, Cincinnati, OH, USA189
Birth MemoPerhaps 1875
Baptism27 Feb 1876, Church of Atonement in Cincinnati, OH Age: <1
Census1895, Dunlap, Iowa102 Age: 18
Census1900, Dunlap, Iowa Age: 23
Death29 Jul 1959, Lincoln, NE Age: 83
BurialSt. Mary's Cemetery, Omaha NE
FatherPatrick J. Burke (1833-1907)
MotherBridget Burns (1846-1907)
ChildrenJames E. (1907-1961)
 Peter Joseph (1909-1958)
 John Burke (1911-1971)
 Mary Margaret (1912-1915)
 William Phillip (1914-1915)
 Kathryn Veronica (1917-1996)
 Thomas Patrick (1919-1974)
Notes for Peter Joseph Devaney
He told of sleeping in doorways covered with newspapers to keep warn. At one point he lived in Skagway, Alaske as a cooks helper during the Gold Rush. He gave his daily allotment of canned milk to a sick Eskimo child and was then named Skoomum Cook. The meaning is Brave-Kind. He met Cathering at her sisters' boarding house in Dunlap IA. We are told she helped him get a diploma and was able to pass the government tests to become a meat packer. This is the job he held for 25 years until he died, in his sleep of a heart attack at the age of 58.
Notes for Peter Joseph Devaney
In his obituary, it is noted that his sister, Mrs Chris Rogers [sic?] was visiting and planned to leave on Thursday to return to her home in Chicago. Also at the funeral was his brother Thomas from St. Louis.
Notes for Peter Joseph Devaney
Peter became a naturalized citizen March 30, 1897, Cooke County Ill. Citizenship registered Cooke County, Ill.
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