Gilbert Dean

Male27 April 1840–1 January 1925

Brief Life History of Gilbert

When Gilbert Dean was born on 27 April 1840, in Lancaster Township, Fairfield, Ohio, United States, his father, John Dean, was 27 and his mother, Rachael Hite, was 24. He married Ann Maria Edmundson on 8 November 1866, in Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Bates, Missouri, United States in 1900 and West Boone Township, Bates, Missouri, United States for about 10 years. In 1860, at the age of 20, his occupation is listed as farmer. He died on 1 January 1925, at the age of 84, and was buried in Sharon Cemetery, Coldwater Township, Cass, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

Gilbert Dean
Ann Maria Edmundson
Marriage: 8 November 1866
James A. Dean
Lulu Dean
Nora Dean
Elsie E. Dean
John Oden Dean
Roscoe C Dean

Sources (13)

  • Gilbert Dean in household of John Dean, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Gilbert Dean, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • Gilbert Dean, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    8 November 1866Indiana, United States
  • Children (7)

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    Siblings (6)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 6

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

    Age 20

    Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.


    Age 23

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    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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