Biography of William Denning
Broome County, NY Biographies





WILLIAM DENNING, one of the most substantial and prominent business men of Whitney Point, New York, has been successfully engaged in business there for a period of thirty years, and he also holds the office of president of the First National Bank. Mr. Denning was born January 26, 1861, in Shavertown, Delaware county, New York, son of Bernard and Ann (Hopkins) Denning. His parents were natives of Ireland, born in County Longfort, and were prosperous farming people for many years in Shavertown.

The education of Mr. Denning was obtained in the public schools of Whitney Point, and he has added materially to his early training by extensive reading and observation. Through his thrifty habits and industry Mr. Denning was in a position to engage in mercantile pursuits when a young man and as success came to him he added to his business until it reached satisfactory proportions. He is widely known throughout the county, and all those whose business bring them in contact with him hold him in esteem. He has a leading part in the public affairs of the town and is actively interested in several industrial and financial institutions.

Mr. Dennin married, at Whitney Point, in 1896, Margaret Allen, daughter of Thomas and Mary Allen, and they are attendants of the Roman Catholic church of Whitney Point.

From:
Binghamton and Broome County
New York
Editor in chief: William Foote Seward
Libarian for the Binghamton Public Libraey
Lewis Historical Publishing Company
New York and Chicago, 1924


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