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Biographical Sketch of George Denton

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George Denton, who died at Denton, Kansas, in 1902, located in Doniphan County in 1873, and was successfully engaged in farming there until 1898, when he retired to Denton. He was a republican and at one time served as a member of the School Soard. He served as president of the Denton Bank until his death. He and his wife were active in the Methodist Episcopal Church.

He had come to the United States two wecks after his marriage to Miss Eliza Topliss. They first located in Morrow County, Ohio, where he followed farming until they removed to Kansas. Miss Eliza Topliss was born in Lincolushire, Eugland, in March. 1839, and is still living at Denton, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Miller. Her father, George Toplies, was born in Lincolnshire and died there in 1911, having spent his vigorous and active years as a farmer. George Toplise married Mary Conoy, who was a lifelong resident of Lincolnshire. In the Topliss family were ten children, and five of them are still living: Mrs. George Denton; Maria, wife of Solomon Denton, a farmer at Denton, Kansas; Martha, who lives in Lincolnshire, England, widow of Joseph Houghton, who was a farmer; Harriet, who is married and still lives in Lincolnshire; George, a retired farmer at Lincolnshire, England; while Sarah died only in the present your, 1917, in Lincolnshire. Mr. and Mrs. George Denton were the parents of six children: Mrs. James Miller; Ellen, wife of Aaron Long, a Kansas pioneor and now living as a retired farmer in Horton, Kansas; Martha Jane, wife of Henry O. Miller, a farmer near Horton; Sarah Ann, wife of Miller White, who owned a large and profitably managed farm near Willis, Kansas; Eliza, wife of Ed Henney, a retired farmer at Horton and also engaged in the coal business in that city; and W. G., who is a farmer near Denton, Kansas.


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