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Obit request Wm C. Denton

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Re: Obit request Wm C. Denton

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I found the obit on wyonewspapers.org. You can contact the Wyoming State Archives to get a copy of the death certificate. You can also put his name on findagrave.com and request a photo of the headstone.

Worland Grit no. 7
February 19, 1920
Page 1

William Denton Died Friday

William Carr Denton was born in Henry county, Kentucky, Jan. 19, 1852, and died in Worland, Wyoming on February 13, 1920, being 68 years and 24 days old.

On December 22, 1875, he was united in marriage with Miss Rebecca Patterson, with whom he lived a happy and useful life. Their pilgrimage together extended through forty years.

To them were born nine children; Willard F., who died when about thirty years of age; Isaiah J., Mary E., now Mrs. Afa Hattfield, but died at the age of 24; Carrie D., now Mrs. H. B. Paris of Worland; Katherine A., now Mrs. Fred Christensen, of Worland; James P., Worland; Mrs. Elma McNutt, who lives in Mo.; Mrs. W. P. Moore of Worland, and Goldie Lee, now Mrs. Elza Palmer, of Worland.

He moved with his family to Denver in 1903; thence to Neiber, Wyo., in 1906, where he engaged in farming. His health failing him about two years ago, he moved to Worland where he passed the remainder of his days.

Last summer he suffered a slight stroke of paralysis, and about two weeks ago, a more severe stroke, from which he could not recover. All that medical skill and kind and loving care could do for him was done. But the summons, from heaven had come, and at noon, Friday, February 13, he fell asleep on the unseen arms, and passed into the great Beyond to meet in peace his Savior whom he loved and had served.

It was about 23 years ago that he accepted Christ as his Savior and joined the Baptist church in Kentucky. Six members of his family joined that same night, and there was shouting of the old fashioned sort. Before joining the church he faithfully took his family to church and Sunday School. He and his good Christian wife lived to see all of their children grown and confessing Christ as their Savior. He loved the old hymns and in the days of his health and strength was a good singer.

He led an active life. He was an industrious, diligent and honest citizen. Those who knew him best, believed in him most and loved him for his real worth of character. The ties of affection between parents and children were so strong that the children followed their parent into the west and were within easy reach of their father during his declining years.

He is survived by his beloved and devoted wife, seven children, a number of grand children, his brother, Abe Denton, and many other relatives and friends.

A good and useful citizen, he finished his course, he kept the faith, and hencfourth there is "laid up for him the crown of righteousness."

His funeral service was held in the Baptist church in Worland at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, February 14th. The choir sang "Nearer My God to Thee," "Safe in the Arms of Jesus," "Death is a Dream." Pastor T. S. Dulin preached a comforting sermon from Psalms 116:15; Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of the saints.

A large concourse of relatives and friends followed the remains to the burying ground beyond the river, where his mortality was gently laid to rest in the comforting belief that as a devoted husband, a loving father and a useful citizen. Grandpa Denton has entered into that rest that remains for the people of God.
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