Dr. Robert Officer Denton

 North Alabama's First Orthopedic Surgeon

Born:February 28, 1919, Oneonta, AL
Died:July 21, 1999, Huntsville, AL
Buried:Maple Hill Cemetery, Huntsville, AL


•  "Officer" is a family name, not a rank. - Editor's Note

•  "Dr. Denton served his Orthopedic Specialty Residency at Charity Hospital, New Orleans, Louisiana. He is former Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at the Medical College of Alabama. His initial practice was in Birmingham, being engaged there from 1950 to 1956 as Orthopedic Surgeon. Since 1956, he has practiced in Huntsville, Alabama. Dr. Denton is a member of the Board of Clinic for Rehabilitation of Children and Adults, Huntsville. He is a Director for Lake Association, Incorporated. He is a member of Theta Chi social fraternity, and of Phi Chi fraternity. He holds membership in American, Alabama, and Madison County Medical Associations; the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons. Dr. Denton is a member of the Masonic Order. He served in the United States Army Medical Corps from 1944 to 1946, being promoted from First Lieutenant to Captain. He is of the Protestant Faith. Golf, swimming and fishing comprise his recreations." - Grove

•  He was the son of Henry Roe and Aline (Officer) Denton, of English descent. - Grove

•  B.S. Degree from Auburn University
M.D. degree from Louisiana State University. - Grove

•  April 25, 1945, he married Frances Louise Sheffield of Baldwin, Long Island, New York. - Grove

•  Captain in the US. Army and a World War II veteran. - Grove

•  "He served two terms as president of Alabama Orthopedic Association, co-founded the crippled Childrens' Clinic and was a member of the Pathfinders Board of Directors and of the Rotary Club." - Genealogy Buff

•  Practiced Medicine in Huntsville 1956-1983 - Genealogy Buff

•  Father of:
Diane D. Broders
Dona D. Johnson of Nashville
Jane D. McDonald of Huntsville
Julie D. Neale of Dallas
Robert O. Denton Jr. of New Mexico
Scott J. Denton of New York - Genealogy Buff

Related Links:

•  Genealogy Buff - Obituary

•  Grove - Library of Alabama Lives by Frank L. Grove, © 1961, p. 148 (written while he was living)