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Obituaries - Dennison

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b. June 6, 1934
d. July 6, 1934
1 ms.

He is related to JOHN G. DENNISON (see below), according to oral information from Jewel McFarland and Juanita Rephann.

b. August 1839
d. January 3, 1911
a. 71

“Death of an Aged Citizen. Mr. John [G]. Dennison, an aged and highly respected citizen, died at his home at Borden Mine on Tuesday night shortly after midnight. Mr. Dennison had been an invalid for a great many years and for the past 5 or 6 years was seldom able to come up to town. Mr. Dennison was 71 years of age and was a native of Virginia. He was also a member of Thoburn Post, No. 71, G.A.R. and saw hard service during the civil war at the Battle of the Wilderness. He was severely wounded and as a result of this wound he contracted Bright’s disease from which he suffered for years. About 8 years ago he suffered a stroke of paralysis and has been almost helpless ever since. Mr. Dennison served as magistrate, having been appointed by governor Frank Brown and served two years, resigning his office on account of failing health.
He was a staunch Democrat and at one time very active. He was also a valued member of Thoburn Post No. 71, until failing health compelled him to cease active interest. He will be buried Thursday afternoon in Percy's graveyard with military honors. G.A.R. Post No. 71 will attend and have charge of the funeral. He is survived by one son, Mr. Randolph Dennison, by his first wife. His second wife who before marriage was Miss Mary Chambers, sister to Jno. Chambers, magistrate of this place, and one daughter, Miss [Anastatia] Dennison, by his second marriage.” [CET 1-4-1911].

“The funeral of Mr. J. [G]. Dennison, who died on Monday night at his home at Borden Mines, took place yesterday afternoon from his late home. The deceased was a member of Thoburn Post, No. 71, Grand Army of the Republic and was buried with military honors. The Post turned out in a body with C.H. Walker acting commander, George W. Cook, chaplain, and Charles Isentrout, flag bearer. The casket was drapped [sic] in the national colors. A short service was held at the home which was conducted by Rev. F.H. Crissman, pastor of the English Lutheran Church. At the grave, the G.A.R. lead their beautiful ritualistic ceremony and the casket was lowered in the grave, while the colors were drapped [sic] as a parting salute to their dead comrade. The following members of the Post acted as pallbearers: Thos. Hewitt, Jno. Devore, Jno. Labor, Uriah Robinson, Geo. M. Crow and George W. Cook. Interment was made in the old Percy cemetery.

No more shall the war cry sever
Or the winding river be red
We have banished our anger forever
When the laurel covers the graves of our dead
Under the sod and dew
Waiting the judgment day
Tears and sighs for the blue
Sighs and tears for the grey.”
[CET 1-6-1911, p. 8]

“Died. At his home—Borden Mine, Tuesday, January 3, 1911, Mr. John G. Dennison, at an advanced age, of paralysis. A Union soldier, he was wounded in one of the ‘Wilderness’ battles, near Fredericksburg, Va.—a hurt which affected him nearly all of this subsequent life. He was a quiet, good citizen, esteemed by all his neighbors and friends. The funeral Thursday was largely attended, his old comrades paying due respect to his memory.” [FMJ 1-7-1911, p. 2]

“To the Memory of a Noble Man
John G. Dennison

You will miss him, dear sister
Who has been your protector—
Your shield and consort
These many long years;—
Aye, and you, youthful daughter,
Who loved so that father,
Can only find comfort
In heart-rending tears


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Anthony E. Crosby and Michael R. Olson


Collection Location:
Frostburg, Md

Original Size:
28 x 22 cms

Cemeteries, Maryland, Frostburg; Obituaries, Maryland, Frostburg. .

Frostburg (Md.), 1800-1972

Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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