David M. Denman

DAVID M. DENMAN. One of Greensburg's most respected citizens is David M. Denman, a son of John and Harriet (Hogland) Denman, born July 9, 1833, in Herkimer county, New York. 

David M. Denman received his education in the common schools of his native state, and at the age of fifteen began to learn the carriage-maker's trade, which he followed for eight years. He then engaged in farming and for eighteen years devoted himself to this occupation. He kept forty-five cows and carried on a large dairy business. Deciding finally to relinquish his agricultural labors he sold the farm and moved to Greensburg, where he engaged extensively in the shoe business, conducting a factory and two stores. In 1895 he sold the factory and now conducts but one store. He is a Republican in politics, and is a member of the Methodist Episcopal church of Greensburg. Mr. Denman married in 1858, Emma Whiteman, born February 15, 1838, in Springfield, Otsego county, New York, and their children are: I. Frederick B., who lives at Butler, married Julia Bard and has four children: Nelson, Thomas, Hancock and John. 2. Everet N., who has always followed the shoe business, and is now engaged with his father in Greensburg, married Mary Kuhns, and has three children: Rachel K., David M. and Mary E. 3. Minard R., married Metta Roberts, of Moundsville, West Virginia, and has one child, Adelaide. 4. Elgirtha, unmarried, and resides at home. 5. Ethel B., wife of J. Frank Beatty, and mother of two children, Elizabeth and Frank. 

Source: Page(s) 110, History of Westmoreland County, Volume 2, Pennsylvania by John N Boucher. New York, The Lewis Publishing Company, 1906. 
Transcribed June 2001 by Nathan Zipfel for the Westmoreland County History Project 
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