General John Wilson Dean Jr

Brief Life History of John Wilson

When General John Wilson Dean Jr was born on 8 March 1918, in Evanston, Uinta, Wyoming, United States, his father, John Wilson Dean, was 32 and his mother, Annie Ireetta Murdock, was 31. He married Lucille Lorraine Forster on 3 July 1942, in Pierce, Washington, United States. He immigrated to World in 1939 and lived in Summit, Utah, United States in 1935 and Election District 1 Evanston, Uinta, Wyoming, United States in 1940. He died on 27 September 1998, in Fairfax, Virginia, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia, United States.

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General John Wilson Dean Jr
1918–1998
Lucille Lorraine Forster
1918–1993
Marriage: 3 July 1942

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  • John Wilson Dean, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • John Wilson Dean, Jr, "Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008"
  • John Wilson Dean, "Wyoming, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945"

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1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

1921 · One of The Oldest Coasters in the World

Utah is home to one of the oldest coasters in the world that is still operational. The Roller Coaster, at Lagoon Amusement park, is listed number 5.

1939 · Hill Air Force Base

Named in honor of Major Ployer Peter Hill, Hill Field started as an ill-fated Air Mail experiment. Hoping to be located closer to the Salt Lake City area, the present-day site near Ogden was a clear favorite. In July 1939, Congress gave the green light for the establishment and construction of the Ogden Air Depot. Hill Field officially opened on 7 November 1940. Hill Field officially became Hill Air Force Base after World War II and continued to store and maintain warplanes during the Korean and Vietnam Wars. Today the Air Force Base is still in service, but it also has an Aerospace Museum on site where many people visit each year to learn of its history in Northern Utah.

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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