Not often is it the sad duty of a
newspaper to chronicle the death of two members of a family, a
man and wife, both having been stricken with pneumonia, and
passing away within forty-eight hours of each other. Such,
however, is the sad news of the death of Mr. and Mrs. H. T.
Dennison, who lived on Tenth Avenue in Thermalito. About a
two weeks ago their house and contents were completely destroyed
by fire. During the fire it was thought that they contracted a
cold, resulting in pneumonia. Mrs. Dennison died last Saturday,
(December 31). Dennison was not told of his wife's death, as his
condition was considered too serious.
A double funeral was held Tuesday
Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. from the undertaking parlors of Hamilton
and Riley, Rev. W. J. Johnson officiating. Solos were sung by
Mrs. Blanche Miles. The following were the casket bearers: S. F.
Bonner Jr., J. S. Mardon, H. H. Decker, W. H. McNamee, William
Bartley, and M. M. Moseley. Internment was in Oroville cemetery.
Dennison was a native of Ohio and
had lived in California about 35 years. He was a member of the
Placerville Lodge of Masons.
Mrs. Dennison was born in El
Dorado County near Placerville. Dennison's age was 52 and Mrs.
Dennison was 44. They are survived by two sons, Harry F. and
William N, and a daughter Mrs. Sanders, and a grandchild Joy
Elaine, all of Thermalito.
Mrs. Dennison also leaves two
sisters, Mrs. Anita Youngman of Grass Valley and Mattie Flowers
of Placerville and two brothers Frank Bailey of Placerville and
Lorenzo Bailey of Bakersfield.
Dennison has been employed as
engineer for the Swayne Lumber Co. He leaves three sisters a
father and mother in Ohio.
The Dennison's came from
Sterling City about twelve years ago.