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Henry Kelsey Devereux and “The Spirit of ’76”

 
 
Henry Kelsey Devereux Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 5, 2019
1. Henry Kelsey Devereux Marker
Inscription.  Henry Kelsey Devereux was born into an aristocratic family on October 10, 1860 in Cleveland, Ohio. Ohio artist, Archibald Willard, chose Harry, as he was fondly known, to portray the drummer boy in one of America’s most famous patriotic paintings, “The Spirit of ’76.” At the time Willard approached him to pose, young Harry was a cadet at Brooks Military Academy. He married socialite Mildred French in 1885 and in 1910 they settled in her father’s pretentious country estate in Wickliffe, Ohio (presently Telshe Yeshiva College). His passion for harness racing and for breeding horses culminated in the organization of the American Association of Trotting Horse Breeders and his position as president of the Grand Circuit. The affluent and charitable Wickliffe resident died in 1932 at the age of 72.
 
Erected 2002 by the Wickliffe Historical Society, the City of Wickliffe, and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 16-43.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location.
Henry Kelsey Devereux Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 5, 2019
2. Henry Kelsey Devereux Marker
41° 35.663′ N, 81° 28.769′ W. Marker is in Wickliffe, Ohio, in Lake County. Marker is at the intersection of Bishop Road (U.S. 84) and Nuttwood Lane, on the left when traveling south on Bishop Road. It is at the Bishop Road entrance to Coulby Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: across from 2520 Bishop Road, Wickliffe OH 44092, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Coulby Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); Greenwood Farm (approx. 1.7 miles away); The Griffith Disaster, 1850 (approx. 3.2 miles away); Euclid v. Ambler Realty Site (approx. 3.9 miles away); The Pleasant Valley Road Bridge (approx. 4 miles away); Four Institutions of Learning (approx. 4.8 miles away); The Willoughby University of Lake Erie Medical College 1834-1847 (approx. 4.8 miles away); Willoughby Veterans Memorial (approx. 4.9 miles away).
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicPatriots & Patriotism
 
Yankee Doodle, or The Spirit of ’76 image. Click for full size.
Oil by Archibald MacNeal Willard, 1875
3. Yankee Doodle, or The Spirit of ’76
This 18 by 24 inch oil painting is located at Abbot Hall in Marblehead Massachusetts. Photographic reproduction via Wikipedia Commons.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on December 2, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 21, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 57 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 21, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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