William F. Denney, furniture dealer, Millbrook Village, is a son of James M. and Lois E. (Scranton) Denney, and was born March 7, 1846, in Indiana. His father was in moderated circumstances, with a large family, and the elder children, as they grew in years, aiding in sustaining the burden of the family support. In the fall of 1865 he came to Mecosta
County and located in Wheatland Tp., and afterward, moved to Sheridan Tp.
About the year 1874, the subject of this sketch purchased a building lot in Millbrook, on which he has since built a good frame structure, where he is doing a thriving business, carrying a stock valued at $2,000. He commenced life empty handed, and learned the cabinet making trade, also of that of carpenter and builder. By frugality and good management he has established himself in business on a permanent basis, and owes to no one save himself the advance he has made toward a fortune sufficient for the needs of the years and chances held in the future.
He was married at Big Rapids, Dec. 23, 1880, to Ella E., daughter of Newman G. and Jane Capen, a native of Wisconsin. They have one child, Newman G. Mr. Denney is independent in political sentiment and action, and is a member of the Odd Fellows Fraternity.