The Demise of NB Denning

“The sudden demise of NB Denning1, an old and respected citizen of Nile township, last Friday, was very unexpected to his many friends and considering the circumstances it could not have been otherwise. Mr. Denning arose early last Friday morning in apparent good health, but weakened while in dressing, fell and struck his head against the bed-post. He afterwards retired, rapidly sinking, and at five o’clock in the evening expired, just as Doctor Kline, who was dispatched for but a short time proceeding the sad event, was ascending the road-hill. He passed away peacefully, without a murmur, but with a seal of family affection upon his lips. He leaves a devoted wife[/efn_note]Mary Adeline Denning[/efn_note] and eight children, one whom is married. The funeral services took place last Sunday afternoon, at Turkey Creek church, Rev. Dr. Pratt officiating, and he was laid away to rest in the old sacred church-yard. Pearl2, the oldest son, who is married and resides at Sciotoville, will temporarily make his home with his mother and settle up his deceased father’s business.3

  1. Newton Burgess Denning
  2. Pirl D Denning
  3. (1882, September 30). Portsmouth Times, p. 4.