Leota Motsey Dean

1901–1976 (Age 75)
West Virginia, United States

The Life of Leota Motsey

When Leota Motsey Dean was born on 24 March 1901, in West Virginia, United States, her father, Sankey Bliss Dean, was 19 and her mother, Emsey B Keener, was 19. She married William Franklin Artrip on 17 February 1917, in Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Huntington, Cabell, West Virginia, United States in 1910 and Shawnee Magisterial District, Frederick, Virginia, United States for about 20 years. She died on 6 March 1976, in Supply, Brunswick, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 74.

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Family Time Line

Leota Motsey Dean
William Franklin Artrip
Marriage: 17 February 1917
Melvin Clark Artrip
Juanita Eileen Artrip
William Franklin Artrip

Spouse & Children

17 February 1917
Virginia, United States


  • Melvin Clark Artrip


  • Female1923–1986Female

  • William Franklin Artrip


Parents & Siblings

  • Sankey Bliss Dean


  • Emsey B Keener




World Events (8)

1902 · So Much Farm Land

Age 1

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.
1917 · Camp Lee Training Facility

Age 16

Camp Lee was the sight of where Europeans first came face to face with the Powhatan Confederation. Than during the Civil War  the Union forces used it as a surprise attack and blocked Lee’s army from the supply base. When World War II started Fort Lee became Camp Lee and was used as a training facility.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 22

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

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 .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Leota M Atrip in household of William F Atrip, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Leota Artrip in household of Frank Artrip, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Leota Artrip in household of W F Artrip, "United States Census, 1920"

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