Elvina Dean

1836–1914 (Age 78)
Indiana, United States

The Life of Elvina

When Elvina Dean was born about 1836, in Indiana, United States, her father, Jacob Dean, was 31 and her mother, Abigail McElyea, was 28. She married Samuel McClure Holeman on 23 September 1863, in Clay, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Franklin Township, Monona, Iowa, United States in 1900 and Decatur, Burt, Nebraska, United States in 1910. She died in 1914, in Douglas, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 78.

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Family Time Line

Samuel McClure Holeman
Elvina Dean
Marriage: 23 September 1863
Viola Holman Fritchman
Billy McClair Holman

Spouse and Children

23 September 1863
Clay, Illinois, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Jacob Dean


    Abigail McElyea




    Nancy Dean


    Sarah Ann Dean


    Thomas H Deain


    Solomon Dean



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World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 0

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1836 · The Massive Internal Improvements Act

Age 0

The Massive Internal Improvements Act of 1836 loaned Indiana $10,000,000 to create infrastructure such as canals, railroads, and roads across the state. The act was signed by Whig Governor Noah Noble and passed by the Indiana General Assembly. However, the financial crisis known as the Panic of 1837 thwarted these plans as costs ballooned. Construction on the infrastructure was not completed and the state debt rapidly increased.
1858 · A House Divided

Age 22

Abraham Lincoln's goal was to be different than the previous Senators of Illinois and voice his opinion in how he saw the State and the United States start to drift apart in the different ideology on what was right and what was wrong. Even though it would become an unsuccessful campaign strategy to win the senate seat, to this day it is one of the most famous speeches of US politics.

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)

  • Elvina Saunders in household of Frank Saunders, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Elvina Dean in household of Jacob Dean, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Elvina Louder in household of Louis F Louder, "United States Census, 1880"

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