First Generation

1. William Davis1 Denton (#14440) was born 16 Mar 1908. William died 25 Nov 1997 in Jacksonville, Duval Co., Fl, at 89 years of age.

He married Ruby Lee Goss in Daytona Beach, Volusia Co., Fl, 1937. (Ruby Lee Goss is #14439.) Ruby was born in Near Morris, Jefferson Co., Al 7 Jul 1913. Ruby is the daughter of Robert Lee Goss and Lula 'Mae' Isbell. Ruby became the mother of Michael David 'Mike' Denton about 1938. Ruby became the mother of Patricia 'Pat' Denton about 1948.

William became the father of Michael David 'Mike' Denton about 1938. William became the father of Patricia 'Pat' Denton about 1948. Davis graduated from Birmingham Southern with a teaching degree. Ruby said he worked at a little bit of everything when they first got married. He worked for Standard Oil Company before taking a Civil Service job. He was a line inspecto r for planes that had been overhauled. He retired from that job. Juanita thought it might have been at a naval base.

William Davis Denton and Ruby Lee Goss had the following children:

child 2 i. Michael David 'Mike'2 Denton (#14441) was born about 1938. Mike was an ashmatic as a child. Ruby said they couldn't do a lot for it back then. He read a lot and adjusted to his condition. He lacked a few credits graduating from high school, but later went back and finished. He went to drafting scho ol, then to Emory Riddle Aeronautics College in Daytona Beach. He works for the National Weather Service?? He had cancer this past winter and has finished all of his treatments. He lives in Texas. He has never married.

child 3 ii. Patricia 'Pat' Denton (#14442) was born about 1948. She married Donald Summerfield. (Donald Summerfield is #14443.) ADDRESS-FL: 904-751-0237

Pat graduated with a BS in Chemistry from Jacksonville University which Ruby said was a private school. She married and had two boys before going back to school. She earned her degree in Pharmacy from Florida State. She has worked for thre e or four pharmacies, but is a manager now in one that Prudential owns. Juanita said that there was a big difference in Pat and Mike's ages. Do not really know her birthyear.

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