BEERI L. DENNISON, who is an architect and builder of great prominence in Labette county, Kansas, is also engaged in agricultural pursuits and stock raising, and is located in section 11, Mount Pleasant township. He was born in Oneida county, New York, in 1837, and is a son of Alexander H. and Charlotte (Huntley) Dennison.
Alexander H. Dennison was born in Oneida county, New York, in 1811, and died in Lewis county, New York, in 1896. He married Charlotte Huntley, who was born, in 1813, in Herkimer county, New York, and died in 1898, in Lewis county, New York. Their union resulted in the following offspring: Beeri L.; Amelia (Williams), of Washington county, Kansas; Almon A., of Lewis county, New York; Zilpha, Samuel, Emily, Harriet, and Angeline, deceased; and Frankie (Gummerson), of St. Joseph, Missouri.
Beeri L. Dennison resided in his native county until 1863, when he enlisted in a regiment of New York Heavy Artillery, for service in the Civil war. He became a non-commissioned officer and was mustered out in 1865, He returned to Herkirrier county, New York, where he remained until 1868, and then moved to Jackson, Michigan. In 1879 he moved to Neosho, Missouri, and there resided until 1890, when he settled in Labette county, Kansas, locating on his present farm in section 11, Mount Pleasant township. He has been very successful in agricultural pursuits, and has also raised stock quite extensively. For a number of years he has been an architect, and has been occupied in contracting and building. In this line he has attained a wide reputation, and is well and favorably known throughout the county. He is a man of high character, and enjoys the friendship of all with whom he has come in contact, both in a business and social way.
Mr. Dennison was united in marriage with Alice H. Peak, who was born in Montgomery county, New York, in 1851, and is a daughter of Daniel and Clara (Sanders) Peak. Her father was born in Montgomery county, New York, in 1824, and died in Jackson, Michigan, in 1899. Her mother was born in Saratoga county, New York, in 1825, and is now living in Jackson, Michigan. Mr. and Mrs. Peak had the following children: Charles, a resident of Jackson, Michigan; Lottie (Wakeman); Alice; Libby, deceased; and George and Jesse, twins, - living in Jackson, Michigan.
The subject of this sketch and his worthy wife are parents of the following children: Alvin H., of Labette county, who has two children, - Mabel and Harold; Hattie (Burns), who has three children, - Claude, Clarence, and Gail; George J. W., of Labette county, Kansas; Caddie; and Orra, deceased.
Transcribed from History of Labette County, Kansas and its Representative Citizens, ed. & comp. by Hon. Nelson Case. Pub. by Biographical Publishing Co., Chicago, Ill. 1901
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