Harry A. Dean

21 January 1882–1964 (Age 81)
Bayham, Elgin, Ontario, Canada

The Life of Harry A.

When Harry A. Dean was born on 21 January 1882, in Bayham, Elgin, Ontario, Canada, his father, Andrew Dean, was 30 and his mother, Mary Abigail Matthews, was 25. He lived in Elgin, Ontario, Canada in 1901. He died in 1964, in Eden, Bayham, Elgin, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 82, and was buried in Eden, Bayham, Elgin, Ontario, Canada.

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Andrew Dean
Mary Abigail Matthews
Ida May Dean
Viola Beatrice Dean
Harry A. Dean
Annie Alberta Dean

Parents and Siblings

    Andrew Dean


    Mary Abigail Matthews




World Events (6)

1883 · Mining Boom

Age 1

In 1883, there was a mining boom in Northern Ontario when mineral deposits were found near Sudbury. Thomas Flanagan was the blacksmith for the Canadian Pacific Railway that noticed the deposits in the river.
1886 · First Workmen's Comp Act

Age 4

In 1886, Ontario passed its first Workmen's Compensation Act. This was in response to the number of railway workers that were being injured.
1906 · Hydro-Electric of Ontario

Age 24

Ontario Hydro was established in 1906. It is the Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario.

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 (2)

  • Harry A Dean in household of Andrew Dean, "Canada Census, 1901"
  • Harry A Dean, "Find A Grave Index"

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