Transcribed from "An Illustrated History of The Big Bend Country, embracing Lincoln, Douglas, Adams and Franklin counties, State of Washington",  published by Western Historical Publishing Co., 1904.

     HARRISON A. DENNEY, of the firm of Lutzhoft & Denney, is a prominent hardware and implement merchant of Reardan.  He was born in Kane county, Illinois, August 20, 1837.  His father was Major Denney, a native of New York and an early pioneer of Kane county, Illinois.  He came to that state and took a farm forty-five miles from Chicago, that city then being a mere hamlet containing only a few houses, and the Indians practically held sway throughout the country.  He lived on this farm until his death in 1888.  Mr. Denney's mother was Catherine (Millet) Denney, also a native of New York.  Her father, Abraham Millet, was a veteran of the Revolutionary War.  The brothers and sisters of Mr. Denney are: Major M. and Loren, Lincoln county; Mervin W. and Charles, Medical Lake; Mrs. Cornelia M. Godfrey, Kendall county, Illinois; Mrs. Ida M. Davis, Kane county, Illinois; and Mrs. Emma J. Gamet, of Chicago.  Our subject is the fourth in point of age in the family, and grew to manhood on the old homestead.  On account of the newness of the country he was compelled to travel a great distance to attend school in a primitive log cabin, but by attending when possible and by applying himself to his studies at home, he managed to acquire a good liberal education.  As a young man he learned the blacksmith's and carpenter's trades, at which he has worked at different intervals during his life.  His father had a farm in Bremer county, Iowa, which Harrison took charge of and managed until the death of his father.  He was married two years previously, August 20, to Eunice M. Denney, a native of Bremer county, and daughter of William and Mary J. (Kern) Denney.  Her father was a native of Indiana, and an early pioneer of Bremer county.
     In the spring of 1888 Mr. and Mrs. Denney came to Spokane, Washington, where Mr. Denney worked at carpentering, and later removed to Medical Lake and engaged in the farm implement business.  In 1891 he bought some railroad land two miles south of Reardan, to which he has added until he now has three hundred and twenty acres of tillable grain land, with good buildings and improvements.  He has a handsome home in the town of Reardan, and a good profitable business.  The firm carries a complete line of hardware, stoves, implements, and so forth, and is widely known for its up-to-date and fair business dealings.
     Mr. and Mrs. Denney have been parents of three children: Myrtle A., wife of John Rutherford, near Reardan, in Spokane county; Ida M.; and Genevieve H.
     Our subject came to this country with quite scanty means, but is now comfortably situated financially, and is satisfied and contented in his location.  He is a man who has traveled extensively, and has seen much of the world, but in his opinion the country in which he has cast his fortunes is the best he has seen, all things considered, and he intends to end his days here.