Notes for William Johnston Dennis

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Notes for William Johnston Dennis

Middle initial of J is from 1880 census. Middle name of Johnston is from Sloboda/Estes/Haynie/Calkins/White/Leonard/Dabney Tree (

Newspaper clipping (newspaper and date not identified) from Katherine Cooper's scrapbook in the John Wilson Papers (BANC MSS C-B 420, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, CA):

DECEASED.--On last Saturday a telegram was received by Mrs. George R. Dennis that her eldest son, Mr. Wm. J. Dennis, had died suddenly in Richmond, where he was in the employ of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad Company. His brother, Col. J. Upshur Dennis, of Baltimore went on to Richmond for his body and arrived here with it on yesterday morning's early train. He was the eldest son of the present Mrs. and the late Ex U. S. Senator Geo. R. Dennis and only 26 years old. Thus, at this very early age, ends the life of a young man whose birth and position gave the greatest promise. He was married in San Francisco several years ago and he leaves a young widow with two little children. His funeral, which occurred at 4 o'clock p. m. yesterday, was attended by a large concourse of the friends that his genial disposition had strongly attached to him. He was buried in the P. E. Church cemetery.

It looks like this article was probably from a Maryland newspaper. Using Richmond with no state like that probably indicates that it was Richmond, VA.

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