H. H. De Vol, manager of the Cambria Commercial Company of Cambria, Wyoming, is thus actively associated with one of the developing business enterprises of the state which is a contributing factor to the general growth, improvement and progress that Wyoming has been experiencing, leading to an advancement that is attracting to the state wide attention throughout the entire country.
Mr. De Vol is a native of Ottumwa, Iowa. He was born on the 29th of April, 1882, of the marriage of Phillip I. and Adella J. (Moore) De Vol. The father was a native of Ohio and the mother of Iowa. They were married in the latter state and in 1884 removed to Omaha, where the father was for several years connected with a wholesale business. He subsequently turned his attention to the insurance business in Omaha, with which he is still identified.
H. H. De Vol pursued his education in the graded and high schools of Omaha and as a youth was employed in the wholesale commission business, while subsequently he took up the manufacture of creamery supplies in Omaha. In 1902, when twenty years of age, he removed westward to Wyoming, establishing his headquarters at Sheridan, while he rode the range and became identified with ranching interests, concentrating his attention thereon until 1907. In that year he established a meat market in Sheridan. with which he was connected for four years, and in 1911 he removed to Cambria in order to take charge of the meat department of the Cambria Commercial Company. He has since been associated with this company with the exception of two short periods, and in November. 1916, was made manager of the Cambria Commercial Company, in which capacity he has since served. He is therefore concentrating his efforts upon administrative direction and executive control and he has closely studied every phase of the business relative to the development of its interests and the extension of its trade connections.
In 1903 Mr. De Vol was united in marriage to Miss Elizabeth Marshall, of Omaha, Nebraska, and they have become the parents of two children, Leonard William and Jean.
Politically Mr. De Vol is a republican and has exercised his right of franchise in support of the men and measures of his party since age conferred upon him the voting privilege. He belongs to Cambria Lodge, No. 30. I. 0. 0. F., also to the Fraternal Order of Eagles and the Woodmen of the World, while his religious faith is indicated by his membership in the Episcopal church, to which his wife also belongs. They are well known in Cambria and their section of the state, Mr. De Vol ranking with the representative business men of northern Wyoming.
Opportunities which others have passed heedlessly by he has recognized and utilized and his activities have largely been of a character which have contributed to public progress and prosperity as well as to individual advancement.