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Elias B. Denison (1837 - ?)
Born in Warren, Macomb Co., Mich. In mercantile & real estate businessed in Bay City.

1883 biography. (Added April, 2010)

History of Bay County, Michigan - 1883



E. B. Denison has been a resident of Bay City since 1862. His father was Rev. Avery Denison, one of the pioneer ministers of Michigan, who died in Bay City, October 15, 1866, at the age of seventy-seven years. Mr. E. B. Denison was one of eleven children, and was born in Macomb County. In 1862 he removed to Bay City, and in 1864 married to Miss Elizabeth Fraser, daughter of the late James Fraser. For several years after coming to Bay city he was engaged at teaching and in the mercantile business, and afterward vice-president of the First National Bank. In 1864 he built their present residence on Center Street. An enterprise of Mr. Denison's was the improvement of a forty-acre tract in the suburbs of West Bay City. Six and one-half miles of tile were sunk, and the land brought to a very high state of cultivation. The growth of the city brought this tract into market for building purposes, and he platted an addition to West Bay City. He has built four business blocks in Bay City, and for several years has devoted his attention to the real estate, occasionally doing something in insurance. He has been one of the prominent members of the First Baptist Society, and is a man who lead a business life of unusual activity.

Additional Notes:

    1881 - Descendants of Capt. George Denison of Stonington, Conneticut.

  • Elias was born Jan., 13, 1837, in Warren, Macomb Co., Mich., and was the youngest child of Rev. Avery Denison and Mercy L. Benedict. His siblings were: Daniel A, William A., Henry A., Lorenzo N., James O., Geroge I., David T., Sophronia J., Thomas R., and Charles H.
  • Elias B. Denison and Elizabeth F. Fraser were married March 17, 1864; their children were: Eleanor F, (b. Nov. 29, 1864); Jennie R. (b. Jul. 17, 1866); Frank H. (b. Jul. 29, 1869, d. Feb. 23, 1873); Ernest (b. Jul. 13, 1874); and Alex F. (B. Dec. 10, 1876)

    1889 - Directory: Bay City, Mich.

  • Denison, Elias B., real estate, 401 Center Ave., res 1302 Center Ave.
Related Pages/Notes

Related Pages:
Fraser, James
Washer, John employee
People Referenced
Benedict, Mercy L. (mother)
Denison, Alex F. (son)
Denison, Avery Rev. (father)
Denison, Charles H. (bro.)
Denison, Daniel A. (bro.)
Denison, David T. (bro.)
Denison, Eleanor F. (dua.)
Denison, Elias B. (subject)
Denison, Ernest (son)
Denison, Frank H. (son)
Denison, George L. (bro.)
Denison, Henry A. (bro.)
Denison, James O. (bro.)
Denison, Jennie R. (dau.)
Denison, Lorenzo (bro.)
Denison, Sophronia (sistor)
Denison, Thomas R. (bro.)
Denison, William A. (bro.)
Fraser, Elizabeth F. (wife)
Fraser, James
Subjects Referenced
Bay City, Bay, MI
First Baptist Society
First Natl. Bank, Bay City
Warren, Macomb, MI
West Bay City, MI
WRITINGS: History As It Was Written Then.