Chauncy R Dean

Brief Life History of Chauncy R

When Chauncy R Dean was born in 1881, in Branch, Michigan, United States, his father, Charles S Dean, was 42 and his mother, Ellen "Nellie" Stratton, was 34. He died in 1887, at the age of 6, and was buried in Gilead, Gilead Township, Branch, Michigan, United States.

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Charles S Dean
Ellen "Nellie" Stratton
Orlin John Dean
Florence Mabel Dean
Charles Halsey Dean
Chauncy R Dean
Angeline Dean

Sources (6)

  • Cauncy R Dean, "Michigan, County Births, 1867-1917"
  • Chauncey R. Dean, "Michigan Deaths, 1867-1897"
  • Chauncy R Dean, "Michigan Births, 1867-1902"

World Events (4)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

1881 · Hudson's

Clothing merchant Joseph Lowthian Hudson opened his first store inside the Detroit Opera House on April 2, 1881. Hudson was very successful with his small store and was able to move to a larger location on Woodward Avenue, far outside what was then the commercial district. Hudson's continued to grow until it became the tallest department store in the world. Hudson's 2,124,316 square foot store filled 32 floors, had 51 elevators, 48 escalators, 705 fitting rooms, and served over 16,000 meals a day.


Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning

English: topographic name from Middle English dene ‘valley’ (Old English denu), or a habitational name from any of several places in various parts of England named Dean or Dene from this word.

English: nickname or occupational name for the servant of a dean or nickname for someone thought to resemble a dean. A dean was an ecclesiastical official, the head of a chapter of canons or a church official with jurisdiction over a sub-division of an archdeaconry. Though no doubt some deans had illegitimate children, they were officially celibate, and in the main the surname is probably a nickname in origin, similar to Bishop , Prior , Priest , and Monk . The Middle English word deen, dien, dein, is a borrowing of Old French d(e)ien, doien from Latin decanus (originally a leader of ten men, from decem ‘ten’), and thus is a cognate of Deacon .

English: from the Middle English personal name Deyne (or Dene) a rhyming pet form of Reynald (see Reginald ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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