James Henry Dean

27 February 1934–10 October 1996 (Age 62)
Shenandoah, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of James Henry

When James Henry Dean was born on 27 February 1934, in Shenandoah, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Anthony Eugene Dean, was 28 and his mother, Margaret Merle Linker, was 22. He married Eleanor Joy Gartner on 27 August 1955, in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Mahanoy Township, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States in 1940. He died on 10 October 1996, in Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Bala, Lower Merion Township, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States.

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James Henry Dean
Eleanor Joy Gartner
Marriage: 27 August 1955
Steven John Dean

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27 August 1955
Washington, District of Columbia, United States


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World Events (8)

1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 1

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.
1935 · The Social Security Act

Age 1

This Act was created a basic right to a pension in old age, and insurance against unemployment.
1951 · The Twenty-Second Amendment

Age 17

Before the Twenty-second Amendment, the Presidency didn’t have a set number limit on how many times they could be elected or re-elected to the office of President of the United States. The Amendment sets that limit to two times, consecutively or not, and sets additional conditions for presidents who succeed to the unexpired terms of their predecessors.

Name Meaning

1 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, Deane, or Deen from this word. In Scotland this is a habitational name from Den in Aberdeenshire or Dean in Ayrshire.2 English: occupational name for the servant of a dean or nickname for someone thought to resemble a dean. A dean was an ecclesiastical official who was the head of a chapter of canons in a cathedral. The Middle English word deen is a borrowing of Old French d(e)ien, from Latin decanus (originally a leader of ten men, from decem ‘ten’), and thus is a cognate of Deacon .3 Irish: variant of Deane .

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

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Sources (3)

  • James Dean in household of Anthony Dean, "United States Census, 1940"
  • James H. Dean, "Find A Grave Index"
  • James H Dean, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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