Raymond Otis Dean

19 September 1902–3 September 1945 (Age 42)
Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Raymond Otis

When Raymond Otis Dean was born on 19 September 1902, in Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Charles Otis Dean, was 22 and his mother, Myrtle Ivy Covert, was 22. He married Hettie K Lillard on 20 July 1924, in California, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He died on 3 September 1945, in Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California, United States, at the age of 42, and was buried in Oak Hill Memorial Park, San Jose, Santa Clara, California, United States.

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Raymond Otis Dean
Hettie K Lillard
Marriage: 20 July 1924
Patricia Dean
Barbara Ann Dean

Spouse and Children

20 July 1924
California, United States


    Patricia Dean


    Barbara Ann Dean


Parents and Siblings

    Charles Otis Dean


    Myrtle Ivy Covert





    Richard Edwin Dean


World Events (8)

1905 · The Movie Theater

Age 3

The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 4

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 14

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

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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  • Raymond Otis Dean, "California Death Index, 1940-1997"

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