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Devereaux, Jack

Devereaux, Jack

Devereaux, Jack

Date: Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Interview 238a : In this interview with Jonathan Gerland, Diboll native Jack Devereaux reminisces about growing up in Diboll, playing baseball, and attending school. Born in 1915, Mr. Devereaux played baseball as a child, in school for Diboll High School, and for the Diboll Millers. He mentions E.H. Bush, Joe Strauss, Morris Agee, Connie Albritton, Rankin Weatherby, and Frosty Davis. He also talks about his father, Dred Devereaux and his building projects for Southern Pine Lumber Company and the Texas Southeastern Railroad. Mr. Devereaux reminisces about some teenaged adventures in the various cars he owned, working for the TSE, and visiting family in various parts of East Texas.