John Ryan Devereux
Devereux of Kansas
Appointed from Washington, D.C., Assistant Surgeon, United States Army, 29 June 1901
John Ryan Devereux was born on December 16, 1868, at Lawrence, Kansas. He served in both the Medical Corps and the Inspector General Corps of the United States Army.
He is the father of James Patrick Sinnott Devereux.
He died on July 2, 1936 and is buried in Section
7 of Arlington National Cemetery.
WASHINGTON, July 3, 1936 – Dr. John Ryan Devereux, former Professor of Medicine at Georgetown University and a retired Army and Public Health Service physician, died yesterday after an illness of two months at his home in Chevy Chase, Maryland. Death was due to paralysis of the respiratory organs. He was 67 years old.
Dr. Devereux was born in Lawrence, Kansas. His father was a circuit judge and an uncle was the late Rev. Patrick J. Ryan, Archbishop of Philadelphia. An ancestor was an officer in the army of Louis XVI of France. Mr. Devereux was a graduate of Notre Dame University.
He received his medical education at the University of Pennsylvania. During the Spanish-American War and subsequently in the World War, Mr. Devereux served in the Medical Corps of the Army. He assisted Herbert Hoover on the administration of relief in Serbia and in 1925 organized relief work in Rumania for Pope Pius.
His widow, who was Miss Annie L. Sinnott of
Philadelphia, and four daughters, survive. The funeral will be held
at 9:30 o’clock Monday morning at the Shrine of the Blessed Sacrament,
Chevy Chase. Burial will be in Arlington National Cemetery o at 11:30
o’clock Monday morning.
DEVEREUX, ANNIE S WIDOW OF JOHN RYAN
Updated: 24 August 2003 Updated: 8 October 2006 Updated: 3 January 2008