William Riley Dean

14 April 1878–2 April 1953 (Age 74)
Bainbridge, Decatur, Georgia, United States

The Life of William Riley

When William Riley Dean was born on 14 April 1878, his father, James Richard Dean, was 27 and his mother, Sarah Maranda Horne, was 24. He married Lula Mae Logue on 8 May 1900, in Decatur, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Decatur, Georgia, United States for about 20 years. He died on 2 April 1953, in Bainbridge, Decatur, Georgia, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Prosperity, Brantley, Georgia, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Riley Dean
1878–1953
Lula Mae Logue
1882–1923
Marriage: 8 May 1900
James Melvin Dean
1901–1934
William Roy Dean
1903–1926
Henry Lamar Dean
1905–1907
Gordon Elbert Dean
1907–1968
Alton Dean
1908–1968
Verlon Dean
1911–1973
Myrtle Lee Dean
1913–1972
Ruby Dean
1915–1982
Lloyd Deane
1917–1963
Lloyd Herman Dean
1917–1963
Barney Dean
1919–1929
Dewey Dean
1921–1924

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
8 May 1900
Decatur, Georgia, United States
children

(12)

    James Melvin Dean

    Male1901–1934Male

    William Roy Dean

    Male1903–1926Male

    Henry Lamar Dean

    Male1905–1907Male

    Male1907–1968Male

    Male1908–1968Male

+7 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Male1850–1949Male

    Sarah Maranda Horne

    Female1854–1935Female

siblings

(13)

    Emma Dean

    Female1876–1913Female

    Male1878–1953Male

    Sarah Malissa Dean

    Female1880–1904Female

    James Irvin Dean

    Male1882–1910Male

    Male1884–1959Male

+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

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.
1893 · The Last Public Hanging in Georgia

Age 15

The last public hanging in Georgia was on September 28, 1893. The General Assembly prohibited public executions in December 1893. Prior to this law, Georgians commonly traveled to witness scheduled public executions.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 20

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

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)

  • W Riley Deane, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Riley W Dean, "United States Census, 1920"
  • William B Dean, "United States Census, 1910"

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