Biography of R. H. Denison
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Denison, R. H., Massena, was born in Massena, May 15, 1850, a son of E. M. Denison, a native of Lewis county, born 28, 1807. The grandparents were Nathan and Betsey (Frazer) Denison, the former born in Stonington, Conn., February 8, 1766, and the latter a native of Scotland. The parents of Nathan were Elisha and Katurah (Minor) Denison. Nathan had one child, the father of our subject, who came to Massena with his parents about 1814, and after the death of his father he was for thirty years on the River St. Lawrence. About twenty two years ago he gave over the full control of the farm to his son, R. H., who took care of his parents. Mrs. Denison died August 14, 1888, but Mr. Denison survives. R. H. Denison has spent most of his life on the homestead farm which he devotes to general produce, dairying, etc., having also a sugar bush of about 1,400 trees. He is a breeder of Percheron horses. February 3, 1872, he married Emma Howard, born August 9, 1854, in Ohio, a daughter of George and Delia (Harris) Howard. Mr. and Mrs. Howard have had two sons and a daughter. George Howard was a railroad contractor. He was a member of Co. H, 11th Illinois Cavalry, in the war of the Rebellion, and received several wounds. He was also a soldier in the Mexican war, he died of yellow fever in Tennessee. The mother resides in Massena at the age of sixty years.

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The Boston History Co., Publishers 1894

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