Tombstone Tuesday – February 18, 2020 – Milo Denney


Milo Denney is the son of Rolandis (Rolandus) and Elizabeth (Bell/Beall)Denney born in July 27, 1892 in Lafayette Township, Allen County, Indiana. Rolandis and Elizabeth had nine children; Elva (1872), Francis (1874), Nellie (1876), Arlena (1878), Bessie (1880), Jesse (1883), Lucy (1887), Celia (1889), Milo (1892).

In the 1900 Federal Census for Lafayette Township, Allen County, Indiana, Milo is found with his parents, Rolandis and Elizabeth and three of his siblings; Jesse, Lucy, and Celia. Rolandis is a farmer and Milo is seven years old. He is attending school.  In the 1910 Federal Census, Milo and his sister Celia remain at home with their parents, sixty-one year old Rolandis and fifty-eight year old Elizabeth. Milo is seventeen and helps his father on the farm.

Milo married Lida Mutton on December 19, 1913 in Allen County, Indiana. In the WWI draft, record from 1918, Milo indicates that he lives in Sheldon(now known as Yoder), Indiana and lives on RR #2. He is married and has one child. He is a self employed farmer. Forest Denney was born in 1915. By the time of the 1920 Federal Census, Milo and Lida have two children; Forest and Nellie(1920). He is a farmer, I suspect that he is farming the land that his father had farmed.

In the 1930 Federal Census, Milo and his family are found in Michigan. They have moved to Lenawee County in southeast Michigan between the birth of Ethel who was born in Indiana in 1921 and Agnes who was born in Michigan in 1923). Milo and Lida have seven children by 1930; Forest(1915), Nellie (1920), Ethel (1921), Agnes (1923), Elizabeth (1926), James (1928), Milo A, (1930).

In the 1940 Federal Census, Milo and Lida remain in Franklin Township, Lenawee County, Michigan. They have seven children living with them; Ethel, Agnes, Elizabeth, James, Elva (1934), Rolandis (1934), Frank (1936). Milo is a rail car inspector for the Wabash Railroad.

In the WWII draft registry,  Milo and Lida live in Tipton, Michigan. Milo is 49 years old. He works for the Wabash Railroad which operates out of Decatur, Illinois.

Sixty seven years ago today, Milo died in Tipton, Michigan. He is buried in the Franklin Township Cemetery in Lenawee County, Michigan.


Rest in peace, Milo!

Love, Jan

Milo is my first cousin three times removed.

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