Fred Dean

1861–Male
Iowa, United States

The Life of Fred

When Fred Dean was born in July 1861, in Iowa, United States, his father, Alvah Lude Dean, was 30 and his mother, Phebe Ann Shrontz, was 29. He married Mary E France on 19 February 1881, in Oskaloosa, Jefferson, Kansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Rural Township, Jefferson, Kansas, United States in 1880 and Pawnee Township, Lincoln, Oklahoma, United States for about 10 years.

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Family Time Line

Fred Dean
1861–
Mary E France
1861–
Marriage: 19 February 1881
Arthur Dean
1882–
Marton V Dean
1884–
Frank Welliman Dean
1888–1977
Leona Pearl Dean
1892–1981

Spouse and Children

    Male1861–Male

    Mary E France

    Female1861–Female

MARRIAGE
19 February 1881
Oskaloosa, Jefferson, Kansas, United States
children

(4)

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(7)

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World Events (8)

1863

Age 2

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1867 · The Burtis Opera House

Age 6

The Burtis Opera House opened in Davenport and could easily hold an audience of 1,600. It was a widely used facility and Mark Twain filled the house when he spoke on tour in 1869. It was also used to house Susan B. Anthony when she lectured on the woman's right to vote. The Quad City Symphony Orchestra played its first concert as the new Tri-City Symphony in the Opera House. An arsonist set fire to the building on the evening of April 26, 1921, and the building was severely destroyed. The building was rebuilt but was no longer used as an opera house.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 35

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

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)

  • Fredrick Dean in household of Abby L Dean, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Fred Dean in household of A L Dean, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Fred Dean, "United States Census, 1910"

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