Gilbert Dean

27 April 1840–1 January 1925 (Age 84)
Lancaster Township, Fairfield, Ohio, United States

The Life Summary 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

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  • Marriage
    8 November 1866Indiana, United States
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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.
    Age 20
    In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.
    Age 23
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    (1997: 39048;2007: 84289; 2010: 114030)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 .

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

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    Sources (13)

    • Gilbert Dean in entry for Dean, "Missouri Births and Christenings, 1827-1935"
    • Gilbert Dean in household of John Dean, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Gilbert Dean, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"

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