Medford Harold Dean

Brief Life History of Medford Harold

When Medford Harold Dean was born on 21 October 1929, in Pensacola, Escambia, Florida, United States, his father, Andrew Pierce Dean, was 29 and his mother, Katie Augusta Atkins, was 23. He lived in Escambia, Florida, United States in 1950. He died on 26 February 2000, in Pensacola, Escambia, Florida, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Barrancas National Cemetery, Pensacola, Escambia, Florida, United States.

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Family Time Line

Andrew Pierce Dean
1900–1931
Katie Augusta Atkins
1906–1987
Earl Preston Dean
1924–1964
Barbara Dean
1926–1928
Medford Harold Dean
1929–2000
Franklin Pearce Dean
1931–2019

Sources (6)

  • Harold M Dean, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Harold M Dean, "United States Social Security Death Index"
  • Harold M Dean in entry for Dean Gunnery Sergt Earl Preston, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"

World Events (8)

1931

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

1941 · Florida Involvement in World War II

Similar to the first World War, Florida's location and temperature served as an ideal location for military training; in fact, Florida would end up having 172 military installations. As a result of World War II growth, Camp Blanding became the fourth largest city in Florida, capable of housing over 55,000 soldiers. Many Floridians sacrificed their lives among other Americans to win the war; it's estimated that about 3,000 U.S. deaths were from Floridian troops.

1948 · The Beginning of the Cold War

The Berlin Blockade was the first major crises of the Cold War. The Soviet Union blocked all access to the sectors of Berlin under Western control and offered to drop the blockade if the newly introduced Deutsche Mark was removed from West Berlin. The Berlin Blockade showed the different ideological and economic visions for postwar Europe. Even though there wasn't any fire fight during the cold war, many of these skirmishes arose and almost caused nuclear war on multiple occasions.

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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