Harriet Denning


Obituary one:  Pontiac Daily Leader, Thru, March 10, 1960


Harriet Denning Dies in Kewanee


          Mrs. Harriet (Platt) Denning, 88, Kewanee a former Pontiac resident died at 6 a.m. today at Kewanee public hospital.

          Her body will be brought to the Raleigh J. Harris funeral home. Arrangements are incomplete.



Harriet Denning


Obituary two: Pontiac Daily Leader, Fri, March 11, 1960


Harriet Denning Funeral to be held Saturday


          Funeral services for Mrs. Harriet (Platt) Denning, 88, Kewanee, a former Pontiac women who died Thursday morning in Kewanee, will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Raleigh J. Harris funeral home.  The Rev. A. B. Morrow will officiate.  Burial will be in South Side cemetery.

          Friends may call after 4 p.m. today at the funeral home.

          Mrs. Denning was born Oct 20, 1871, in Pontiac, a daughter of George and Sarah (Stevens) Platt.  She was educated in Pontiac schools.  Until nine years ago she lived in Pontiac, moving to Chicago where she lived with her son.

          She was married to Erwin Denning in Pontiac in 1889.  He died in 1907.

Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Hazel Mantos, Chicago; a son John Denning, Kewanee; two nieces, Mrs. Marie Albert and Mrs. Pearl Dietrich, Pontiac.


She was preceded in death by a daughter, Mrs. Vera Brokenshire, in September, 1958; a brother, Ben Platt; two step-brothers, George J. and Myers Platt; two sisters, Mrs. Minnie Robinson and Mrs. James Curry, and a step-sister, Mrs. Nattie Garner.