Salem News April 1, 1926
Alfred James Denney was the oldest son of Eli and Hannah (Bond) Denney and was born near West Point, Iowa, December 9, 1870 and died at hishome four miles east of Lowell, Ia., at the age of 55 years, 3 mo., 15 days.
He spent his young manhood at home with his parents until his marriage to Miss Anna Pearl Collins of near Salem, Ia. on June 18, 1895. Nine children blessed this union, five sons and four daughters, eight ofwhom survive, the oldest son Edwin Lee having died in France October 26, 1918. Those remaining to mourn the loss of a loving husband and father are his devoted wife and the following children: Mrs. Lela Head of New London, Ia.,; Elbert C. of Sperry, Ia.; Florence, Harry, Hugh, Frances, Rachel, and Frank at home, one small grandson Merle Arthur Head, two grandchildren dying in infancy.
The past twelve years were spent on his farm east of Lowell where he was held in the highest esteem by all who knew him, and the grief-stricken wife and surviving children keenly feel the loss of an indulgent and loving husband and father.
He was a member of the Long Creek M.E. church and lived a happy christian life.
He also leaves to mourn his loss, one brother Lugher Denney of Mt. Hamill, Ia. and one sister Mrs. Orra Lee of Prairie Grove, Arkansas,and a host of other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Mrs. Cora Briggs.
Services were held from the Long Creek church Saturday afternoon at two o'clock. They were conducted by Rev. Coughlin, pastor of the church, assisted by Rev. Williams of the Baptist church of Danville. The pallbearers were John Head, Tom Martin, Wilbur Connor, Frank Wilson, Warren Watson, and Frank Walz.
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