Biography of John Denio
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Denio, John, was born in Greenfield, Mass., where he published a newspaper twenty years and had his files back to 1800; and at the time of his death he had been in the printing and publishing business half a century, and was one of the oldest practical printers and publishers in this state. He died in Albion aged eighty one years. He was also a prominent Mason and defended the order during the anti Masonic period. Mr. Denio and son, John H:, were publishers of the "Orleans American" for eight or nine years. The eldest daughter of John Denio was the wife of the late Dr. William Noble, for many years one of the leading physicians and surgeons in this county, and well known throughout the State. John H. Denio was the youngest but one of the five children of khn Denio. He was one of the organizers of the Republican party in this county and has ever since been an ardent supporter of that party with both voice and pen. He has held the offices of county treasurer (two terms), postmaster, district deputy provost marshal for the county during the war, and was one of the members of the county military committee to fill the quotas. Mr. Denio, was ineligible for personal service in the army, but under a law passed by Congress he was allowed to send a representative into the service. Mr. Denio has been a continuous resident of Albion. and in addition to the services mentioned, has been engaged in the banking and insurance business, stone quarrying and milling and has also dealt largely in real estate. He has four children living. His eldest daughter, Elizabeth Denio, has for a number of years been a professor of languages and lecturer of arts at Wellesley College, and is also noted as having been an extensive traveler in foreign lands and the translator of both English and German works. She was a graduate of Phipps Union Seminary and Mt. Holyoke Seminary, and was a teacher of Latin in Vasser one year. Another daughter, Lillian, was educated at Wellesley College and is now librarian of the Teachers' Institute Department of Columbia College. The third daughter, Louise, is the wife of Henry M. Fisher, Esq., of Batavia, a member of the Genesee county bar. The fourth child. Lorenzo B., was graduated at Oberlin Commercial College; engaged in the hardware business at Clyde for a time, and is now a resident of Buffalo.

From:
Landmarks of Orleans County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Isaac C. Signor
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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