Merced Sun Star, Nov. 24, 1930


Adolphe Devaurs, 73, who died yesterday morning at Merced hospital, will be buried tomorrow morning at Calvary cemetery.
Services will be held at 10 o'clock Tuesday at Our Lady of Mercy church with the Rev. Father Joseph B. Howard officiating. The body is at the Janss and Ivers mission chapel.

Devaurs was a native of France. He was born at Decazeville in the province of Averyon in 1857. He came to San Francisco 52 years ago. There he was affiliated with the Poodle Dog French restaurant. He married Miss Sophi Rames, who also came from France, in San Francisco in 1882. The couple moved to Merced where Devaurs engaged in the wholesale liquor business on Sixteenth many years.

He retired from active business in 1906 and settled on a ranch in the Lone Pine district near El Nido. The ranch was sold 10 years ago, and Devaurs has lived in Merced since then.

He is survived by his widow, five sons, two daughters, 21 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, two brothers, a sister and other relatives near San Francisco.

Sons in Merced
Three sons are Emile Devaurs, Sr., Albert Devaurs, Ernest Devaurs, George Devaurs and August Devaurs, all of Merced. The daughters are Mrs. Louise Bordagary of Coalinga and Mrs. Clementina Migliaccio of Oakdale.

Pallbearers will be Sam Migliaccio, Albert Hendericks, Emile Devaurs, Norman Devaurs, Fred Quinn and John Zappettini.


Transcribed by: Alma Stone