Willard Errett Dennison was born on December 17, 1868, in the city of Cincinnati, Ohio. He received an efficient common-school training in that city. Previous to his appointment to the police force, on January 26, 1903, he was engaged in railway work. He had also filled various clerical positions and was always trustworthy in such employment, having the interests of his employer at heart and never overlooking a chance to boost business. His wife's name is Nova. Mr. Dennison is a member of the Tribe of Ben Hur.