Biography of Henry C. Denison
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Henry C. Denison was born Dec. 22, 1834, in Oneida Co., N. Y. His father was born in Connecticut in 1802, and was drowned Sept. 15, 1873, in Lake Michigan, going down in the steamer Ironside. His mother was born in New York, in 1805, and died in Spring Lake, Mich., April 22, 1881. Mr. P. was maMried Oct. 13, 1858, to Helen E. Tobias, of Cascade. Three of eight children are living-Minnie C., born Feb. 18, 1862; Nina F., born Jan. 12, 1865, and Perry M. G., born June 14, 1878. Of five children deceased four died of diphtheria. Mrs. D. was born Dec. 16, 1838, in Kent Co., Conn. Her father, Stephen Tobias, was, born in Sharon, Conn. March 26, 1804, and died Sept. 16, 1880, at Greenville, Mich. Her mother, Irene (Stewart) Tobias, was born in Connecticut, May 20, 1809, and died March 9, 1858, in this tp. Mr. Tobias settled in Cascade in the spring of 1850. In 1862 Mr. D. bought 60 acres of land on sees. 15 and 22; sold it five years later and bought 72 acres on sec. 16, which he sold in 1868, and the following year purchased 80 acres where he now resides. Besides these he has owned several 80 acre lots entirely disconnected with homestead. He is a Republican. His parents settled in Columbia, Jackson Co., in 1835, and in 1846 changed to this tp. In 1863 they went to Paris, and three years after to Ottawa county, where they died. Mr. D. has been Supervisor three years,. School Inspector three years, is now Justice of the Peace and Superintendent of Schools.

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