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DENNEY, B. F.- M. D,


Posted By: Gordon Felland (email)
Date: 11/17/2007 at 10:22:57

Dr. B. F. Denney, now successfully engaged in the practice of medicine and surgery at Britt, Iowa, was born on the 19th of July, 1883, in Mountain Grove, Missouri, a son of James M. and Minnie (Reeves) Denney, who are natives of Missouri and Tennessee respectively, and are still living on their farm in Texas county of the former state. During her girlhood the mother removed with her parents to Missouri and was later married in that state. James M. Denney is one of the prominent democrats of Texas county and has taken a very active and influential part in public affairs, serving as county clerk for eight years.

Dr. Denney pursued his literary education in the public schools and high school of Mountain Grove and in 1905 took up the study of medicine, entering the Chicago College of Medicine and Surgery, from which he received his medical degree with the class of 1909. Following his graduation he served an internship in St. Mary's Hospital, remaining there until the following year, when he located for private practice at Nemaha, Iowa. A year later, however, he came to Britt and since 1911 has been one of the leading physicians of Hancock county, having built up a large and remunerative practice.

In 1912 Dr. Denney was united in marriage to Miss Guenn Harden, of Casey, Iowa, and they have made many friends during their residence in Britt. The Doctor is a member of Darius Lodge, No. 431, A. F. & A. M., of Britt; Mingo Lodge, No. 174, of Mingo, Iowa; and the Improved Order of Red Men; and in the line of his profession he also belongs to the Winnebago and Hancock Counties Medical Society and to the Iowa State Medical Society. In politics he is independent and is at present serving as health officer of Britt. He is a physician of recognized ability, who stands high in the esteem of his professional brethren as well as with the public, and he is regarded as one of Britt's leading and representative citizens.

Source: History of Winnebago and Hancock Counties, Iowa, 1917, Vol. II, page 433.


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