Bio: Davel, Albert (94th birthday -1968)

Contact: Audrey Roedl


Surnames: Davel

----Source: The Loyal Tribune (Loyal, Clark County, WI) 31 Oct 1968

Davel, Albert (31 Oct 1874 - 31 Oct 1968

Albert Davel will celebrate his 94th birthday on Halloween,Thursday, October 31. He is in fairly good health despite his failing eyesight. Although he has had to curtail his daily attendance at Mass and his twice daily walk down town because of his sight, he remains alert and interested in all local and world news. He is an avid baseball and football fan.

Albert Davel was born in Germany, Oct. 31, 1874, the eldest of five sons of Mr. and Mrs. John Davel. As an infant he came with his parents to the United States and the family settled in Spencer. He graduated from Spencer schools and the attended Valparaso University in Indiana. He started the Davel store in Loyal in 1907 and his brother George started the Davel store in Stratford. In 1947 he sold the store to his son Lawrence who continued to operate it until May of this year when he retired.

He was married October 8, 1902 to the former Florence Baker of Seymour at St. Anthony's church in Loyal. The couple recently celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary.

Mr. Davel served as Village President and also as Village Treasurer. He was a member of the Volunteer Fire Department and is still an honorary fireman. He is a member of St. Anthony's church and the Knights of Columbus which he joined in1 915, becoming a member of the Fourth Degree in 1920. He is also affiliated with the Holy Name Society.

The Davels are parents of 11 children; Lawrence, city clerk and assessor of Loyal; Edward, a civil engineer in Chicago; Paul, executive vice president of the Citizen's State Bank of Loyal; Mrs. Fred (Evelyn) Noland, Minneapolis; Mrs. Scott (Marie) Canney, Algoma; Mrs. Al (Gertrude) Phair, Oshkosh; Miss Martina Davel, Chicago; Mrs. James (Kathryn) Babb, Orlando, Florida; Mrs. Lucian (Madeline) Krawczky, Puladki; Mrs. William (Jane) Simpson, Minneapolis; and Mrs. Al (Dorothy) Schmook, Madison.

They have 37 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.




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