BEN DENNY

 

Worland Grit no. 32 August 07, 1919, page 1

ACCIDENT ENDS FATAL—TENSLEEP.  OLD-TIMER IN WYOMING AND THE BIG HORN BASIN PASSES AWAY.  TEAM RUNS WITH BINDER.  Came to Wyoming Some Fourty Years Ago and Has Made His Home Here Ever Since.

Last Saturday a sad accident happened on the Denny ranch located near Tensleep, Benjamin Denny went into one of the fields with a binder to cut grain and while oiling the machine his horses became frightened and ran away. Denny at the time was down in front of the machine and it is supposed the bull wheel in the center of the binder, which carries all the weight, ran over him crushing his stomach and breaking every rib in his body. Dr. Gray was summoned and arrived just as he was passing away. The funeral was held on Monday afternoon, the services being conducted by Rev. Jan J. LeFebre in the church at that place. The members of Worland Lodge I. O. O. F. then taking charge and holding their ceremony at the grave and laid the remains tenderly at rest. A large number of friends and relatives were present to pay their last respects to the departed. Rev. LeFebre is also a member of the order bringing out all the good that can be obtained in the lodge of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. The brothers who attended from Worland were: Dr. W. O. Gray. O. S. Cutter, Rev. LeFebre, M. J. Hamilton, U. S. Good, A. M. Groshart, C. L. George, B. V. Koontz, Charley Cogdill, Tom Birch and W. G. Johnston.

Benjamin Butler Denny was born November 10. 1865, in DeKalb county, Mo. He first came to Wyoming near Cheyenne when sixteen years of age. In 1884 he went to Buffalo, where he remained about three years then returning to Missouri, returning later to Wyoming and in 1892 entered the employ of W. R. Richards and Geo. B. McClellan, in which service he remained for seven years. During the following years up to the present with the exception of trips made to his old home in Missouri, he has made the basin and the vicinity of Tensleep his home. He was a member of the I. O. O. F. for the past five years holding his membership in Lodge 472 of DeKalb county Missouri. He died as the result of an accident on August 3rd, 1919, being at the time of his death, 53 years, 8 months and 23 days a sojourner. He leaves to mourn his untimely death three brothers, A. L. Denny of Cameron, Mo., Henry C. Denny, a resident of Kansas and James Denny of this place, and three sisters, Elsia Ann(James Alfred) and Minnie Flanders, of Cameron, Mo., and Ella Williams of DeKalb county Mo., together with a host of life long friends wherever he has made his home. Undertaker Lee Doherty of Worland had charge of the remains.

 

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We wish to thank the many friends and neighbors for the many deeds of kindness extended to us during the death and funeral of our beloved brother and nephew; also Rev. Jan J. LeFebre and the members of the Worland Lodge I. O. O. F. for coming to Tensleep and taking charge of the funeral.

James Denny,

Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Mills,

Mr. Tom Mills.

 

NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION OF TIME APPOINTED FOR PROVING WILL, ETC.

The State of Wyoming, County of Washakie. ss.

In the District Court of the Fifth

Judicial District, in the matter of the estate of Benjamin B. Denny, deceased. To all persons interested in said estate, notice is herby given that Saturday, September 27, 1919, at 10 o'clock a. m. or as soon thereafter as the same can be heard, at the office of the Clerk of the District

Court of said county, has been appointed as the time and place for proving the last will and testament of said Benjamin B. Denny, and for hearing upon the application to admit said will to probate and appoint James L. Denny executor under said will; at said time and place any person interested may appear and contest the' same. Dated Worland, Wyo., September 3, 1919.

E. M. Conant,

Clerk of the said District Court

By R. G. Culbertson, deputy.

C. H. Harkins, Attorney.