Jun. 21, 1853 Cleveland Bradley County Tennessee, USA
Aug. 11, 1933 Baxter County Arkansas, USA
Stephen was the son of William M. Denton & Rebecca E. Walker. He married (1)Georgia A. Wilkie on 08 December 1878 in Baxter Co., AR. Georgia died three months after their marriage. Stephen then married Geirgia's sister (2)Eldora A. Wilkie on 02 November 1880 in AR and they had five children.
He built the first store, named "Cox and Denton", in Gassville and the second dwelling house in 1878. His business soon became the most outstanding store in Northern Arkansas. He served as assistant postmaster in Gassville for eight years then postmaster four years. He was elected Justice of the Peace in 1900. He was admitted to the bar in 1914 and was MoPac attorney for 18 years.