Richard Vernon Denny

5 March 1841–24 June 1943 (Age 102)
Wayne, Indiana, United States

The Life of Richard Vernon

When Richard Vernon Denny was born on 5 March 1841, in Wayne, Indiana, United States, his father, Jesse F Denny, was 22 and his mother, Julia Ann (Susanna) Vernon, was 18. He married Elma Adaline Staley on 22 March 1860, in Hamilton, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. He lived in Kilgore Township, Clay, Arkansas, United States in 1910 and Cicero, Jackson Township, Hamilton, Indiana, United States for about 18 years. He registered for military service in 1861. He died on 24 June 1943, in Marion, Center Township, Grant, Indiana, United States, at the age of 102, and was buried in Cicero Cemetery, Jackson Township, Hamilton, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Richard Vernon Denny
Elma Adaline Staley
Marriage: 22 March 1860
Martha Ellen Denny
Julia Ann Denny
Susan Denny

Spouse and Children

22 March 1860
Hamilton, Indiana, United States


    Martha Ellen Denny


    Julia Ann Denny


    Susan Denny


Parents and Siblings

    Jesse F Denny


    Julia Ann (Susanna) Vernon





    Henry H Denny



    Elizabeth Denny


    Eliza Denny


+2 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 5

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1851 · Constitution of 1851

Age 10

Due to the state’s financial crisis during the previous decade and growing criticism toward state government. Voters approve the Constitution of 1851 which forbade the state government from going into debt.
1868 · Impeach the President!

Age 27

Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish and English: from a pet form of Dennis .2 English: habitational name from a place in Cambridgeshire, most probably named with Old English Dene ‘Dane’ + ēg ‘island’.3 Scottish: habitational name from Denny in Stirlingshire.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Richard V Denny, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Richard Denny, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Richard Denney, "United States Census, 1880"

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