J. C. Denious, editor of the "Dodge City Globe," was born in Magadore, Ohio, July 14, 1879. He came to Kansas with his parents in 1883, and for a number of years they lived on a small farm south of Galesburg in Neosho county. From the farm the family moved to Galesburg and after a short residence there moved to Erie, the county seat of Neosho county, where the parents still reside. Mr. Denious acquired a knowledge of the printer's trade in the offices of the "Galesburg Enterprise" and the "Erie Record." In 1897 he was graduated from the Erie High School and for three years thereafter was a teacher in the Erie schools and in other schools in Neosho county. In 1900 he went to Colorado and worked at his trade in Denver and Pueblo for about a year, going from there to Des Moines, Iowa, to enter Drake University. He spent one year in Drake and the other three years of his college course at Baker University, Baldwin, Kan., in which institution he graduated with the class of 1905. In Baker University he was a member of the Kappa Sigma fraternity and the Athenian literary society. Six days after his college graduation, Mr. Denious became a reporter on the "Ottawa Evening Herald," then owned and edited by Henry J. Allen. After a year's work on the Herald he acquired an interest in the "Erie Record," and was one of the editors of that paper for over three years, when he sold his interest and took an editorial position on the "Wichita Daily Beacon," which was edited and managed by his former employer, H. J. Allen. On Oct. 1, 1910, Mr. Denious purchased a half interest in the "Dodge City Globe," and became the editor and manager of the paper. The "Globe" is the official paper of Ford county and now has a larger circulation than any other Kansas newspaper west of Great Bend. In his newspaper career Mr. Denious has been a consistent advocate of civic improvements and has inaugurated several campaigns which have resulted in the establishment of new public utilities. During his connection with the "Wichita Beacon" he uncovered the graft in municipal paving contracts and forced the dismissal of almost the entire force of paving and cement inspectors. In the summer of 1910 he was sent by the Beacon Company on an inspection trip to all of the principal cities of the East, where he collected data on municipal street improvements, which was used in a series of newspaper articles on the subject.
His father is O. Denious, who is a native of Stark county, Ohio. He was born July 8, 1844. He served in Company A of the One Hundred and Fourth Ohio infantry from 1862 to 1865. After coming to Kansas he was appointed postmaster at Galesburg and later was elected probate judge of Neosho county. He is now an undertaker in Erie, Kan. He was the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Levi Denious, of Greentown, Ohio. The mother, whose maiden name was Martha White, was born near Greentown, Ohio, Sept. 12, 1844. Her father's name was Joseph White. Mr. Denious has one brother, W. F. Denious, who is an attorney in Denver, and two sisters, Mrs. Ada Miller, of Omaha, and Mrs. Lillie Hamilton, of Waggoner, Okla.Pages 1559-1560 from volume III, part 2 of Kansas: a cyclopedia of state history, embracing events, institutions, industries, counties, cities, towns, prominent persons, etc. ... / with a supplementary volume devoted to selected personal history and reminiscence. Standard Pub. Co. Chicago : 1912. 3 v. in 4. : front., ill., ports.; 28 cm. Vols. I-II edited by Frank W. Blackmar. Transcribed December 2002 by Carolyn Ward. This volume is identified at the Kansas State Historical Society as microfilm LM195. It is a two-part volume 3.
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