Joseph Henry Dean

Male16 October 1855–2 November 1947

Brief Life History of Joseph Henry

When Joseph Henry Dean was born on 16 October 1855, in Taunton, Somerset, England, United Kingdom, his father, Joseph Dean, was 24 and his mother, Catherine Knott, was 31. He married Sarah Allen Arnold on 11 October 1876, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Shelley Election Precinct 1, Bingham, Idaho, United States in 1940 and Shelley, Bingham, Idaho, United States in 1940. He died on 2 November 1947, in Vernal, Uintah, Utah, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Joseph Henry Dean
Sarah Allen Arnold
Marriage: 11 October 1876
Lucy Dean
Henry Royal Dean
Ethel Catherine Dean
Lillian Emma Dean
Joseph Victor Dean
Wilfred A. Dean
Elmo Clarence Dean
Samuel Dean
Florence Dean
Harry Arnold Dean
Franklin Leslie Dean
Clifford Arnold Dean Sr

Sources (110)

  • Jos H Dean in entry for Elisabeth C Dean, "Hawaii, Births and Baptisms, 1843-1909"
  • Joseph Henry Dean, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • J. H. Dean in entry for V. F. Dean and Leah Dean, "Montana, County Marriages, 1865-1950"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 October 1876Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children (12)

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    Siblings (5)

    World Events (8)


    Age 8

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1873 · Settlers arrived in Vernal

    Age 18

    On Feb 14, 1873, Pardon Dodds, among others, came to the valley to raise livestock.

    1880 · Uintah County was established

    Age 25

    On Feb 8th, 1880, Uintah county is established. Although Vernal is one of the most important cities in the county, it does not incorporate until later.

    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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