Vina Pearl Dean

7 August 1882–23 April 1966 (Age 83)
Mahaska, Iowa, United States

The Life of Vina Pearl

When Vina Pearl Dean was born on 7 August 1882, in Mahaska, Iowa, United States, her father, Delos Dean, was 42 and her mother, Nancy Elizabeth Thornburgh, was 37. She married Joseph Herschel Coffin Sr on 24 August 1904, in Oskaloosa, Mahaska, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Whittier, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1930 and Whittier Judicial Township, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1940. She died on 23 April 1966, in La Habra, Orange, California, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Rose Hills Memorial Park, Whittier, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Herschel Coffin Sr
Vina Pearl Dean
Marriage: 24 August 1904
Thomas Erwin Coffin
Joseph Herschel Coffin

Spouse and Children

24 August 1904
Oskaloosa, Mahaska, Iowa, United States


    Thomas Erwin Coffin


    Joseph Herschel Coffin


Parents and Siblings



    Ernest Dean


    Cary Clyde Dean


    Fred Loring Dean


    Harriet Lulu Dean



+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 2

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.

Age 4

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Age 22

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.

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)

  • Pearl D Coffin in household of Joseph H Coffin, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Pearl D Coffin in household of Joseph H Coffin, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Pearl D Coffin in household of J Herschel Coffin, "United States Census, 1930"

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