Beginning at the northwest corner of section 2, in township 65, range 32; thence running east six miles, to the northeast corner of section 2, township 65, range 31; thence south six miles to the southeast corner of section 24, township 65, range 31; thence west six miles, to the southwest corner of section 35, township 65, range 32; thence north six miles, to the place of beginning, containing thirty-six square miles.
About one-third of Allen Township is timber land. The prairies generally are high and rolling, with numerous fertile valleys bordering the water courses. The township is well waters. The streams in fact, are so admirably distributed that every portion of the township is supplied with water. The East Fork of Grand River, with its tributaries, passes through the western part of the township. Big Rock Creek flows through the central part, in a southwesterly direction, finally uniting with the East Fork of the Grand. Little Rock enters the northeastern part of the township, meanders towards the southwest, and empties into the East Fork of the Grand, while Little Muddy rolls it turbid waters across the southeastern corner of the same, thus carrying moisture and fructification from the center to the entire circumference.
The township is underlaid with excellent building stone, which is quarried in many places near the surface. The soil is good and of a dark, rich color, producing all the cereals, and furnishing the bets and most nutritious grasses.
Among the earliest settlers of Allen Township was Joseph ROBERTSON, who came from Virginia to Ray County, Missouri, in the fall of 1837, and to Worth County in the spring of 1842 and located one and a half miles east of Denver, near Rock Creek, where he followed agricultural pursuits until his death, which occurred in July, 1853.
Judge James A ROBERTSON, son of Joseph ROBERTSON, came from Campbell County, Tennessee, with his parents in the spring of 1842 and settled with them in Allen Township. He is now one of the county judges. Judge ROBERTSON still resides on the old homestead. He entered the northwest forty of the southeast quarter of section 19.
Thomas REYNOLDS came from Tennessee to Worth County in 1841 and located one mile east of Denver, on what is now known as the James WOMACK farm. He went to Iowa in 1847.
Daniel ROE came from Michigan in 1841 and opened a farm southeast of Denver, where he remained until 1843, when he went east.
Perry McCULLY was also an early settler, coming to Worth from Daviess County in 1841, and settling about three miles from Judge ROBERTSON'S farm in Allen Township. He removed to Daviess County, Missouri, where he died.
Henry CASNER located on a farm three miles east of Denver on the farm now occupied by Samuel Stewart.
Aaron M. ALLEN emigrated from Illinois in the spring of 1843, and settled in Allen Township, entering the northeast forty acres of the southwest quarter, section 14, in 1853.
Littleton SEAT came in the spring of 1844 from Tennessee to Davies County, and from Daviess to Worth during the same year.
O. SWAIM was also among the pioneers, settling in Allen Township as early as 1843. He built the first water mill that was erected in the county, the site of the same being where Denver now stands--on the bank of the East Fork of Grand River. This mill had one pair of stones and was operated about two years by SWAIM, who sold to William McKNIGHT, who ran it until 1854. The old mill-site is now occupied by the mill of LYMAN & WILLIAMS. SWAIM was from Ohio.
Ransom COGER erected a horse mill in the east part of the township about thirty years ago.
The earliest and most primitive structure in the way of mills, was a hand mill, brought to the county in 1841, by John HUNT from Gentryville, Gentry County, Missouri. This mill was used at Denver. It was made of steel and operated altogether by hand. Mr. Hunt had been in the neighborhood the year previously, in search of a millsite for a water mill, and had promised to return the succeeding year, and erect it, where the town of Denver now stands, but failing to do this he did the next best thing he could, and brought to the same locality the steel hand mill as above stated. With this, the people of that portion of the county, did their grinding for some time, free of charge.
Samuel VASSAR, originally from Clark County, Kentucky, but from Andrew County, Missouri, to Worth County, at an early day. In fact, Mr. VASSER may be said to have been brought up in the frontier counties of Missouri. He assisted in the removal of the Musquakie Indians from Gentry and Worth Counties, under Captain George H. SIMONDS, to Kansas.
Major Calvin HARTWELL cam from Ohio about the year 1850, and located within three-fourths of a mile of Allenville, where he resided until about 1861, when he went to Iowa. He was a brick mason, and erected the first brick house (residence) that was built in the township.
Dr. James E. CADLE, a brother of Judge CADLE, of Worth County, came from Jackson County, Missouri, in 1847, with his mother and brothers, and located at Denver. He came on a hunting expedition in 1846, passing through the county to the Iowa Line, and returning to his home the same fall. His companion was John HINK, who shared with him the perils and trophies of the hunt. The doctor entered the farm known as the "Evans place." At the time he located in Denver, there were only two houses or cabins standing on the present town site. one of these was occupied by SWAIM, who was then operating a small water mill, and the other was occupied by McKNIGHT, the doctor's brother-in-law. The doctor lived in Worth County until the summer of 1861, when he moved to Nebraska City, where he resided until 1863, when he returned to Missouri, settling at Chillicothe, Livingston County, where he now resides. He continued to practice medicine until 1872, at which time he was elected a representative from Livingston County. Dr. CADLE relates the following amusing incident, which occurred soon after he came to the county: Rev. Theodore Ball, a Hard-Shell Baptist minister, had been holding religious services in the neighborhood. Several persons had joined the church, and a day (Sunday) was set apart when the ordinance of baptism was to be observed. In the same vicinity where services were held lived a man by the name of Washington STEPHENSON. STEPHENSON, wishing to be present at the baptizing, dressed himself for the occasion in the best he had. His shoes, however, were considerably worn, and having no blacking with which to polish them, he greased them with a salty piece of bacon. In that day, when game was in great abundance, the pioneers had their dogs as well as their guns, and their dogs usually accompanied them to church, whether they desired their company or not. STEPHENSON went to the baptizing, and the keen-scented and hungry dogs snuffed the pungent smell of bacon about the time of his arrival on the ground. They gathered around him in large numbers--curs and hours--and began to lick his shoes, and were so persistent in their efforts to remove the grease from his pedal extremities that STEPHENSON beat a hasty retreat for home, swearing eternal vengeance on the race of dogs, and throwing his shoes into the creek.
Franklin W SEAT came from Cooper County, Missouri, in 1844, and located four miles northeast of Denver, on the southeast forty of the northwest quarter and the northeast forty of the southwest quarter of section 21.
John POST, from Illinois, came in 1843; settled in the east part of the township; sold his claim to Littleton SEAT, and returned to Illinois. Littleton SEAT came in 1844, and was a brother of Franklin.
Henry N. SEAT, another brother, came in 1844, and took the northeast forty of the northeast quarter of section 22.
Henry CASNER emigrated to Worth County in 1842, and settled east of Denver, on the Samuel STEWART place.
Among other early settlers were: John HUNT, from Ohio; William MARTIN, Nathaniel BLAKELY, Ransom COGER, Tennessee; Jordan COGER, Tennessee; Adam BLACK, Daviess County, Missouri; Adam WILSON, Daviess County, Kentucky; Thomas REYNOLDS, William SWAIM, William McKNIGHT, Jackson County, Missouri; Judge Patterson CADLE, Lawrence DRY, Illinois; Andrew McELVAIN, Illinois; Chauncy BENSON, Iowa; G M HULL, Ohio; Joseph HUTTON, William RICHMOND, Missouri; David HOBLETT, North Carolina; B BRANSON, Missouri; Jake STORMER, John MAUPIN, Perry MAUPIN, George SMITH, John SMITH, C K DAWSON, Tennessee; John HORTON, Livingston County, Missouri; I B GARRISON, Illinois; Charles HOPEWELL, Indiana; P. BLACK, Jackson County, Missouri; James LOCHART, Robert LOCHART, O P FALKNER, John FALKNER, Woodburn PERRY, John A FANNIN, Illinois; Charles W MATTOX, Ray County, Missouri; Joseph, Jake, Ike, George and Frank FARRIS; Adam WILSON, David TEAGUE, S S MORRISON.
New Hope Church (Baptist) was built in 1878. The organizing members were Robert WALKER and wife, Henry SEAT and wife, Frank SEAT and wife, W A PENDLETON and wife, William LEWIS and wife, R B MURRAY and wife, S R CLARK and wife, William RICHMOND, James A ROBERTSON and wife, Jesse and D H ROBERTSON and their wives. P W JONES was the minister in charge after the erection of the church. Rev. S R DILLON is the present pastor. The first minister to proclaim the gospel in the township was Absalom HARDIN, of the Baptist denomination. He came as early as 1843, and afterward went to California.
The first church organization in the township was effected in 1843, at the house of Thomas REYNOLDS, by Rev. QURRY, a Baptist. Among the original members were Thomas REYNOLDS and wife, COFFEY and wife, David RUDY and wife, Henry RUDY and others.
The pioneer church building was located at Black's Grove, and was partially erected about the year 1858, by the Missionary Baptists. It was never fully completed, and was finally taken to Grant City. The frame work of the present Baptist Church at Grant City is a part of the old church at Black's Grove.
The first school for the township, and possibly the pioneer school for the county, was taught by John McGINLEY, just in the edge of Gentry County. The pupils were generally from Worth County. Among the pupils were Judge ROBERTSON and his two brothers (Jesse and D F), William ROWE, Mary and Harrison ROWE, John, Sarah, Charles and Lewis REYNOLDS. This, the first school, was as subscription school; the teach took his pay in anything--such as potatoes, corn, rails and flax. The building was erected by the people of the neighborhood. The school house was built of round logs, the space between them chinked and then daubed with mud. About five feet from the west wall, on the inside, and about five feet high, another log was placed, and running clear across the building. Puncheons were fixed on this log and in the west wall on which the chimney was built. Fuel could then be used of any length not greater than the width of the building, and when it was burned through in the middle, the ends were crowed together; in this manner was avoided the necessity of so much wood chopping. There was no danger of burning the floor, as it was made of green puncheons. The seats were made of stools or benches, constructed by splitting a log, hewing off the splinters from the flat side and then putting four pegs into it. from the round side. for legs. The door was made of clap-boards. On either side, a piece of one log was cut out, and over the aperture was pasted greased paper, which answered for a window. Wooden pins were driven into the log running lengthwise, immediately beneath the windows, upon which was laid a board, and this constituted the writing desks. The teach who taught in this wonderful typical structure, was a typical pedagogue, and undoubtedly achieved results of which he ought to have felt proud.
Charles W MATTOX was the first physician to locate in the township, and came from St Joseph in the spring of 1849. He went south during the late war and never returned. He lived at Denver.
The first blacksmith in the township was John HUNT, the man who operated the first handmill at Denver. He ran in connection with his mill a blacksmith shop.
Denver is located on the East Fork of Grand River, ten miles southeast of Grant City, and is the second town in size and importance in the county. It is surrounded by a fine country, with all the natural advantages of water, timber, building stone, etc., and will have, at no distant day, railroad facilities, connecting it with the Wabash, St Louis & and Pacific, at Albany, Gentry County, and a connection also with a branch of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy, at Grant City, which will give it an outlet north, east, south and west. During the past two years a decided improvement has marked the history of the town. Many new and tasty buildings have been erected, and among these several frame business houses, which for capacity and modern design, compare favorably with those of any town in the country. The town contains about 460 people. The original town of Denver was laid out about the year 1849, the business houses being built around a small square or park. Its founder was one William McKNIGHT, who purchased the town site from Williams SWAIM, who, although he had built a small cabin, had made no entry of the land. The land is the northwest quarter of section 31, township 65, range 30, and was entered by McKNIGHT in 1849.
The first business house--general store--was erected and operated by Charles W MATTOX, who was not only the first merchant in the town, but was the first physician and the first postmaster.
John NEWBRO opened the first blacksmith shop, just east of the town, in the township, and Henry B HULL ran the first shop in the town.
Samuel PRATT had the honor of teaching the pioneer school.
The first hotel stood on the ground now occupied by the new church building (Christian Church) Dr Charles W MATTOX being the proprietor.
Denver has now a good, substantial frame school building, which was erected at a cost of $2,800. The record of the public schools, so far as the teachers and the different board of directors are concerned, are here given, together with the compensation of teachers, since the year 1870, the record prior to that date having been lost or destroyed.
1870: Directors--A BROWN, L R NORTON and W T ALLEN. Teachers-- W P ROUP, $50 per month; Sarah A GARRISON, $25.
1871: Directors--C R DAWSON, R WALKER and W McELVANE
1872: Directors--Jacob YOUNGMAN, I B GARRISON and E F ALDEN.
1873: Directors--A W CARPENTER, P MAUPIN and W MARRS. Teachers--Lottie STEVENSON, $45 per month; Libbie SAVILLE, $25.
1874: Directors--Joseph SAVILLE, three year; L R NORTON, two years, and I B GARRISON, one year. Teachers--H W CONARD, $40 per month; Libbie M SAVILLE, $20.
1875: Director--I B GARRISON. Teachers--A MARPLE, $60 per month; J G SWEET, $20.
1876: Director--Robert WALKER. Teachers--Mattie McCONKY, $35 per month; Libbie M SAVILLE, $25.
1877: Directors--Sampson BARDMASS, two year, and R WALKER, one year. Teachers--J M SHERIDAN and son, $75.
1878: Director--Willis MARRS, three years. Teachers--M F DANFORD and Alice MAUPIN, $60 per month.
1879: Directors--Benjamin DAWSON, three years, and W T ALLEN, one year. Teachers--M F DANFORD, $40 per month; Libbie M SAVILLE, $20 per month.
1880: Director--Henry AUSTRY, three years. Teachers--M. F. DANFORD, $37.50 per month; Libbie M SAVILLE, $20; Martha PYLE, $16.
1881: Director-- E J TIPTON, three years. Teachers--M F DANFORD, $40 per month; Libbie M. SAVILLE, $22.50.
1882: Director--Perry MAUPIN, three years. Teacher--Mary ORENDORFF, $25 per month.
The Baptists and Methodists own an house of worship together, which was built about the year 1870. Elder David STRITES was officiating at the time as the Baptist minister. Among the organizing members were Robert WALKER and wife, John J CLARK and wife, O H KILLINGWORTH and wife, William ALLEN and wife, and Joseph WICKS and wife.
Of those forming the M. E. Church, we have the names of I B GARRISON and wife, Charles HOPEWELL and wife, William HOPEWELL and Mrs. Jacob BAKER. The Christians are building a house of worship (frame) which will cost about one thousand dollars when completed. Elder William B BERRY, of Albany, Missouri, is their present minister.
There is also another religious organization in the town, known as the German Evangelical Association, which holds services under the ministrations of Rev. R J SCHAEFER. Among the constituent members of this church are Henry MATTILL and wife, G F BRAIN and wife, C L NEIGER and wife, Caspar APLENALP and wife and William VOESTA and wife.
The town has never had but one newspaper--the Denver New Era--which was established March 11, 1881, by M F DANFORD, who was formerly from Ohio to Missouri, but from Grant City to Denver. He at one time edited the Grant City Star. The New Era is a seven column folio, and is issued as a weekly.
JONATHAN LODGE, NO. 321, A.F. AND A.M
This lodge was established July 24, 1869, with the following charter members: Peter STAPLETON, Daniel SPAINHOWER, J E CARVER, A BRUMFIELD, B H JONES, Robert SMIDDEY, William LEWIS, J A FANNIN, C R DAWSON, O KILLINGSWORTH, and Robert Walker. It was organized under dispensation by A MANRING, D.G.M., with the following officers: Peter STAPLETON, W.M.; Robert SMIDDEY, S.W.; Daniel SPAINHOWER, J.W.; William Lewis, J.D.; Daniel MAXON, S.D.; A BRUMFIELD, Tyler; Damuel STEWART, Treasurer; J E CARVER, Secretary. First officers" Daniel SPAINHOWER, W.M.; Peter STAPLETON, S.W.; Robert WALKER, J.W.; S W STEWART, Treasurer; J E CARVER, Secretary; J A FANNIN, Tyler.
December, 1870: Daniel SPAINHOWER, W.M.; John J CLARK, S.W.; Jacob YOUNGMAN, J.W.; Robert WALKER, Treasurer, C R DAWSON, Secretary.
December, 1871: Peter STAPLETON, W.M.; J J CLARK, S.W.; W H CAMPBELL, J.W.; R WALKER, Treasurer; C R DAWSON, Secretary.
December 1872: J J CLARK, W.M. W H CAMPBELL, S.W.; W T ALLEN, J.W.; Jacob YOUNGMAN, Treasurer; C R DAWSON, Secretary; James WOMACK, Tyler.
December 1873: J J CLARK, W.M. W H CAMPBELL, S.W.; R WALKER, J.W.; C R DAWSON, Secretary; Jacob YOUNGMAN, Treasurer.
December 1874: Peter STAPLETON, W.M.; F M HALL, S.W.; W H MURRAY, J.W.; J J CLARK, Treasurer; W MARRS, Secretary.
December 1875: Robert WALKER, W.M.; A BRUMFIELD, S.W.; James WOMACK, J.W.; W T ALLEN, Treasurer; M MARRS, Secretary.
December 1876: Peter STAPLETON, W.M.; Thomas SHAUFNER, S.W.; I S MURRAY, J.W.; James WOMACK, Treasurer; W MARRS, Secretary.
December 1877: J J CLARK, W.M.; G STUCKY, S.W.; Peter STAPLETON, J.W.; C R DAWSON, Secretary; W T ALLEN, Treasurer.
December 1878: No election; old officers held over.
December 1879: J J CLARK, W.M.; Peter STAPLETON, S.W.; Solomon STEEL, J.W.; James WOMACK, Treasurer; James CARVER, Secretary.
December 1880: J J CLARK, W.M.; Robert WALKER, S.W.; A BRUMFIELD, J.W.; Thomas SHAUFNER, Secretary; C R DAWSON, Treasurer.
December 1881: J J CLARK, W.M.; Ellis E COOPER, S.W.; A S OWENS, J.W.; B F SPENCER, Secretary; C R DAWSON, Treasurer.
Fairview Lodge, No 252, organized March 24, 1871. Charter members were Elijah MILLER, L R NORTON, W R TUSTISON and D C KENT. First Officers: E MILLER, N.G.; D C KENT, V.G.; J J CLARK, Secretary; L R NORTON, Treasurer.
September 1871: I B GARRISON, N.G.; L R NORTON, V.G.; C C BRAN, R.S.; J J CLARK, P.S.; A BROWN, Treasurer.
March 1872: L R NORTON, N.G.; D C KENT, V.G.; C A BROWN, Secretary; A BROWN, Treasurer.
September 1872: I B GARRISON, N.G.; H M HOPEWELL, V.G.; J J CLARK, Secretary; L R NORTON, P.S.; C H KENT, Treasurer.
March 1873: J J CLARK, N.G.; C A BROWN, V.G.; L R NORTON, Secretary; A W CARPENTER, Treasurer.
September 1873: E MILLER, N.G.; C H KENT, V.G.; L R NORTON, P.S.; I B GARRISON, Secretary; J J CLARK, Treasurer.
March 1874: J J CLARK, N.G.; I S MURRAY, V.G.; D. C KENT, Secretary; B B LOGAN, Treasurer.
September 1874: E MILLER, N.G.; Peter STAPLETON, V.G.; I B GARRISON, Secretary; L R NORTON, P.S.; B B LOGAN, Treasurer.
March 1875: I B HARRISON, N.G.; B B LOGAN, V.G.; L R NORTON, Secretary; J J CLARK, Treasurer.
September 1875: I S MURRAY, N.G.; Henry MILLER, V.G.; L R NORTON, Secretary; J J CLARK, Treasurer.
March 1876: I S MURRAY, N.G.; W T ALLEN, V.G.; J J MILLER, Treasurer; L R NORTON, Secretary.
September 1876: W T ALLEN, N.G.; J J MILLER, V.G.; L R NORTON, Secretary; I S MURRAY, Treasurer.
March 1877: J J MILLER, N.G.; Joseph WICKS, V.G.; L R NORTON, Secretary; I S MURRAY, Treasurer.
September, 1877: W T ALLEN, N.G.; W L SEAT, V.G.; L R NORTON, Secretary; I S MURRAY, Treasurer.
March 1878: L R NORTON, N.G.; Benjamin DAWSON, V.G.; W T ALLEN, Secretary; I S MURRAY, Treasurer.
September 1878: Old officers hold over. Treasurer's office declared vacant in December, when W L SEAT was installed.
March 1879: Benjamin DAWSON, N.G.; W L SEAT, V.G.; William T ALLEN, Treasurer; L R NORTON, Secretary.
September 1879: W L SEAT, N.G.; L R NORTON, V.G.; Benjamin DAWSON, Secretary; W T ALLEN, Treasurer.
March 1880: Benjamin DAWSON, N.G.; F D NORTON, V.G.; L R NORTON, Secretary; W T ALLEN, Treasurer.
September 1880: F D NORTON, N.G.; Benjamin DAWSON, V.G.; L R NORTON, Secretary; W T ALLEN, Treasurer.
March 1881: F D NORTON, N.G.; E J TIPTON, V.G.; L R NORTON, Secretary W T ALLEN, Treasurer.
September 1881: E J TIPTON, N.G.; E J TIPTON, V.G.; L R NORTON, Secretary; W T ALLEN, Treasurer.
March 1882: I S MURRAY, N.G.; C H RUSH, V.G.; F D NORTON, Secretary; W T ALLEN, Treasurer.
The Woman's' Christian Temperance Union was organized April 11, 1882, with Mrs. Julia LAMB as President, Miss Lizzie HESS, and Miss Mary ORENDORFF, Vice President; Miss Libbie SAVILLE, Corresponding Secretary; Miss Cora M. GARRISON, Recording Secretary; Miss Eva BROWN, Treasurer; Mrs. Laura C COCHRANE, of Kansas, Organizer.
DENVER MINERAL SPRINGS
One of the prominent features of the town are the Mineral Springs, which are said to possess most excellent medicinal properties. The analysis show: Bi-carbonate of lime; bi-carbonate of magnesia; bi-carbonate of iron; sulphate of lime; chloride of sodium; carbolic acid; in all 34 1/2 grains to the wine gallon.
About eight years ago there was held in the grove north of Denver a camp meeting of the Advent Church, and to accommodate the worshipers a well was dug on the grounds, but the people soon discovered that there was something peculiar in the water; it would not do to cook or wash with, from the coloring matter it contained, and the clothes and vegetables assumed an appearance that indicated contact with rusty iron, being colored a dusky red. The slight laxative properties of the water also gave it a bad name, and the people ceased to use it; the wall was taken out, and the well filled up. In the autumn of 1880, some parties, having visited the springs of Arkansas, noticed the same peculiarities, having visited the springs of Arkansas, notice the same peculiarities, and on returning the matter was talked of and the old well was again opened up and a sample of the water sent to St. Louis. Regis CHAUVENET analyzed the water and said it contained the same elements as the Eureka Springs, of Arkansas, and by the analysis no particle of organic matter, silica, alumina, or other impure, useless or incompatible substance was found. The word went out of this great discovery, and soon patients began to flock to Denver, willing to try the water as an experiment, and the result was many were healed of their numerous and grievous infirmities.
The Springs are conveniently located, being about a quarter of a mile from town, and have excellent accommodations. The present proprietors, Drs. W E FORDEN and B REAGON, have erected on the spot a commodious brick building, consisting of two stories, a basement and attic, the basement containing eight bath rooms. The building is neatly constructed for the comfort of patients, and is surmounted by an observatory, from which may be had a good view of the town and surrounding country. The park connected with the property is now being fitted up by the proprietors of the Springs, and will constitute an attractive and pleasant retreat.
Dr. Charles W MATTOX, first postmaster; C R DAWSON, C F BRAM, E F ALDEN, Whit F DENHAM, Jacob YOUNGMAN, J J THOMPSON and I B GARRISON
FORDEN & LAMB'S ADDITION
In July, 1991, Dr. FORDEN AND D W LAMB, Sr., laid out an addition of forty acres to the old town of Denver. The lots are large and the streets wide. A park of five acres was reserved from sale, and a block for the erection of a seminary on a high, commanding position, one of the most desirable locations for an enterprise of this character in the west. Since that time a large number of lots have been sold and seventeen new buildings erected in this part of town.
COAL, LEAD AND POTTERS' CLAY
A four-inch vein of coal has been discovered two miles northeast of Denver, on what is know as the Carpenter farm, on the creek.
Lead has also been discovered in Allen Township, on the farm of B F FONTS. The specimens found would compare favorable with the lead ore of any of the famous mines in Utah or Colorado.
Potters' clay is found in abundance, and has been in use for some years.
Mineral paint has also been discovered in the vicinity of Denver, and is said to be the best quality of Terra de Sienna.
BUSINESS DIRECTORY OF DENVER
ALLEN, W T, drugs
- AUSTREY, H, tin, hardware, etc
- BROWN Brothers, millers
- BARDMASS, S, commercial hotel
- CONKLE, J S, restaurant and bakery
- DAILEY, Miss, milliner
- DAWSON, Benj & Co., dry goods
- DUN & HILGERT, millers
- EVANS, James, Evans House
- FOXWORTHY, B J, harness, saddlery, etc
- GARRISON, I B, postmaster, grocer, etc
- GARRISON, I B, physician
- HESS, Jacob, carpenter
- HAIR, Al, bakery
- HARRISON, Mrs., milliner
- HULL, G M & Son, lumber
- HAMPTON, Henry, boarding house
- JOHNSON, Low, livery
- KENT, D C, dry goods
- LITTLE, Isaac, restaurant
- LUNSFORD, Mrs. Maggie, milliner
- MAUPIN, Petty, livery
- MORRIS, Willis, physician
- MILLER & BENSON, attorneys
- NEWMAN, William, shoemaker
- SMITH, F G, drugs
- SAVILLE, Joseph, blacksmith
- STEVENSON, Charles & Co, billiards
- TIPTON & ROBERTSON, dry goods
- TANDY, R B, drugs
- WARDEN, Thomas, butcher
- WICKS, Joseph, wagon maker
CHANGE OF NAME
Denver was called Fairview until 1871. The post office was called Grant's Hill, but during the year the name of the town and post office were changed to Denver, at the suggestion of W H CAMPBELL, the present circuit clerk of Worth County.
History of Gentry and Worth Counties, Missouri, pgs 522-533.