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Ella Halsted Strong Denison
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Birth: Aug. 14, 1855
Hampshire County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Mar. 13, 1940
Denver County
Colorado, USA

Died Denver, Denver County, CO

"In November 1924, Mrs. Ella Strong Denison, wife of physician Charles Denison, entered into a memorandum of agreement with the regents of the University of Colorado to provide an initial $5,000 and subsequent annual payments of $1,000 to support the library. It was to be named the Charles Denison M.D. Memorial Library.

She also furnished a bronze memorial tablet, engraved book plates bearing the library name, and portraitsof her deceased husband and son, Henry Strong Denison. Mrs. Denison also contributed money for library furnishings."

"In 1935 Mrs. Denison donated over $90,000 for a new library building, including a much-needed auditorium. Noted architect Maurice Biscoe was responsible for design and medical school dean Maurice Rees superintended the building project. The formal dedication of the new Charles Denison, M.D. Memorial Library was made on May 28, 1937 at the Denison Auditorium. The dedication address was given by Florence Sabin, M.D.

By 1949 the collection was said to number 40,000 volumes and unmet space needs were becoming a serious problem. It was in this year that plans were made to replace the east window in the reading room with a stained glass window bearing the Denison family coat of arms. The window was taken from the former home of Charles Denison at 1625 Logan Street at the request of CU President Robert Stearns and through the generosity of owner Walter Neill."

Health Sciences Library, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Detailed History of the University of Colorado Medical Library Collection: 1912 - 2007
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Bio thanks to 8-2011 
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  Charles Denison (1845 - 1909)
  George Stanton Denison (1881 - 1881)*
  Henry Strong Denison (1883 - 1912)*
  Edith Strong Denison (1895 - 1898)*
*Calculated relationship
Fairmount Cemetery
Denver County
Colorado, USA
Plot: Blk 13
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Originally Created by: Joyce Escue Culver
Record added: Apr 12, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 35808871
Ella Halsted <i>Strong</i> Denison
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My Grandfather had a restaurant on the corner of Logan and Colfax in the 30's My father was ten at the time she passed and he remembers her when he was a dishwasher there. My Grandparents knew the family. As a youth in my K-5 years, I attended Ella Strong...(Read more)
- Mark Robert Jones
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- Dr Andree S
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