Biography of D. Oscar Denison
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Denison, D. Oscar, was born in Berlin, May 1, 1840. He is a son of Albert G., a son of Daniel Denison, who lived and died in Berlin at the age of eighty six years. Albert G. was born, lived and died in Berlin and was a farmer. He was internal revenue collector under Lincoln's administration. He died in 1864 and his wife, Catherine Jones, died in July, 1885. Mr. Denison was reared in Berlin, and was educated there and in the select schools of Petersburgh. He left home when nineteen years of age to clerk in the county clerk's office, J. Thomas Davis being county clerk at that time. He was there about three years and then went on a farm for a short time. December 1, 1862, he came to Greenbush and engaged in the grocery and hardware business with Griswold Denison, who was also postmaster. Mr. Denison and his partner after two years were burned out and D. Oscar Denison engaged in the ice business for one year in Greenbush; then he went to New York and was in the ice business for about three years, and was also in the trucking business for two years. He came to Greenbush in 1872 and entered into partnership with T. Miles & Co.; T. Miles was father in law of Mr. Denison. Mr. Miles died in 1878, but his sons, William T. and James I. Miles, and Mr. Denison continue the business under the same name. The wife of Mr. Denison was Maria E. Miles; they were married in 1865 and have two children: Oscar M. and Susan M. Mr. Denison has been trustee of the village for two terms, and has been for eight years trustee of school district No. 1. In 1895 he was elected police justice and took the office January 1, 1896. In 1896 he was elected civil justice and will take office January 1, 1897.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


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