Copied from the Leader. Greenville, Newspaper, Friday July 24, 1896

Died at the Old Farm

Mr Calvin Denton arrived Friday evening from Exeter to visit his sister here and brother James west of town. He remained at his sisters until Wednesday morning when he was taken to his old home, he having expressed a desire to go there. The trip proving almost fatal as it was feared he would die on the road. He survived the trip but never rallied from it, only momentarily. His death occured yesterday morning from Consumption. His wife was with him in his hour of dissolution, having come Wednesday.

(note) Calvin, son of James and Georgia Ann Denton was a painter at Exeter. The persons mother that wrote this remembered this very well. His widow and his two children Halpin (Dinger) and Fern would come to "Uncle Jim's every summer to visit. Dinger passed away last Saturday.

Submitted by: Bette Jo Lawson


Jacksonville Courier, 14 Nov 1913

An Octogenarian is Dead
George W. Denton Passes Away at His Home in Greenview on Tuesday of this Week.

Died at his home in Greenview on Tuesday Nov 11, 1913 George Washington Denton age 86 years, 6 months, 11 days.

The descendant was born in Kentucky on May 2, 1827. He came with his parents to this County "Menard" when only 3 years old, settled near Curtis and has lived in this county every since. His greatest absense from home being the time when when he was a soldier in the Mexican War.

He was married to Miss Nancy Jane Power on July 11, 1847 who died Mar 3, 1887. Eight children survive; William Denton, Petersburg, Edmund, Oakland, Iowa; Samuel, Lockwood, Mo; Steven H. Bladen, Nebraksa; Mrs Minerva Killion, Oakland, Iowa; Samuel, Lockwood, Mo; Mary Degge, Petersburg, Ill; Mrs Ella May Murray, Lodi, California.

He was married a second time to Frances Goodman, Aug, 8, 1893 who survives him.

The funeral services will be held on Saturday afternoon at 1 o'clock at his late home, conducted by Rev. S. P. Taylor. Interment in the Rose Hill Cemetery.

Submitted by: Bette Jo Lawson


James Monroe Denton b. May 20, 1818 -Feb 25, 1880

James Denton on Wednesday morning Feb 25, at about Five O'Clock. He had been complaining for several months but last week was taken down with typhoid pneumonia which soon ended in death. He was about 61 years of age and he long been a highly respected citizen on Menard Co.,. He leaves a large number of relatives and friends to mourn his loss. He will be greatly missed in the community in which he resides. He was the son of William W Denton and Mary (Cogil) Denton and is buried at Rose Hill Cemetery.


The Greenview Review, Nov 11, 1932.

James Monroe Denton II Aug 6 0r 24,1850 --Nov 5, 1932

James M Denton Passes On

Highly respected farmer for many years answers last summons, Funeral held Monday.

James M Denton, 82, retired farmer and for many years among stockman a breeder of herford cattle, passed away at his home west of Greenview at 2 o'clock on Saturday afternoon Nov 5, 1932.

Mr Denton, born Aug 6, 1850 has lived all his life on the farm where he was born. He was married to Miss Laura Wagoner who preceded him in death. He is survived by five sons; Calvin at home, Haskel and Elzie, both of Pertersburg. Home and Jay of Greenview. Three daughters Mrs John Helflin of Petersburg. Mrs Clinton Clark of Peoria, and Miss Dottie Denton at home. One brother, Alvin of Bedford, Iowa and twelve grandchildren also survive. Funeral services were held at home on Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock and conducted by Rev. W M Groves. Internment in Elmwood Cemetery, Greenview, Ill. "He was the son of James Monroe Denton and Martha Jane Lowe

Submitted by: Bette Jo Lawson


The Greenview Review, 1926

Mrs Samuel Blane Denton dies

Mary E. Hayden, born May 20, 1865; died Greenfield, Mo Dec 15, 1925, age 60. A daughter of John and Jemina Hayden. She married Samuel Blane Denton in Petersburg on Sept 11, 1884. They had no children

Submitted by: Bette Jo Lawson


Nancy Jane Power Denton (Nov 7, 1828-Mar 3, 1887)

Gone Before

Mrs Nancy Jane Denton, wife of George Washington Denton, departed this life Mar 3, 1887, at her home near Greenview, Ill. The funeral services were conducted at the residence by Rev. R. D. Miller, Mar 4, after which her remains were followed by a large concourse of mourning friends to Rose Hill Cemetery, where she was laid to rest by the side of two sons who had preceded her in death to the better land.

Mrs Denton was the daughter Edmund Dedman Power and Martha S Thompson Power. She was born in Kentucky, Nov 7, 1829. She removed with her parents to Illinois in 1829, arriving in the vicinity of Cantrall Nov 3,. On July 11, 1847 she was united in marriage to George Washington "Wash" Denton. She was the mother of six boys and five girls. Two of the boys, and one of the girls (Mrs Trumbo) are dead; the others are all living. Some twenty years ago she united with the Baptist church and lived therein a consistent member to the time of her death. She was a great sufferer for six months previous to her death, being the victim of blood-poisoning, but she bore all with christian resignation and patience.

She was a faithful wife and mother, a loving daughter, and a kind and charitable neighbor. She will long be missed in the community where she lived so long. She died at the age of 58 years, 9 months and 7 days. E. D. Power


Dottie Marie Denton Dies

She was a Life-long Resident of This community and Passed Away Following a Long Illness

Dottie Marie Denton, daughter of James and Laura Wagoner Denton, passed away at noon on Sunday, June 18, 1939, at the old homestead three and one-half miles southwest of Greenview, at the age of 48 years, 1 month, and 26 days. For some two years she has been in poor health and to some people in this situation at times, death is not un welcome. Her life was given to loving service to aged patients over a number of years . Relatives and relatives will remember her for her many kindly deeds and she will sadley missed.

Surviving her are five brothers, Haskel, Elzie, and Jay, all of Petersburg, and Homer and Calvin of Greenview; and two sisters, Hulda of Petersburg, and Nina Clark of Peoria. There are also many relatives and friends. The singers were Cleo Denton, Paul Palmquist, Oscar and William Schoeneweis who sang "Rock of Ages" and "Going Down the Valley." Funeral services were held at Ennis and Son funeral home in Greenview, at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, conducted by W E Floyd. Internment was made at Elmwood cemetery.

Submitted by: Bette Jo Lawson

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