Floyd James Dean

Male12 December 1895–27 April 1931

Brief Life History of Floyd James

When Floyd James Dean was born on 12 December 1895, in Whitewater Township, Grand Traverse, Michigan, United States, his father, John Horton Dean, was 33 and his mother, Ida R. Russell, was 23. He married L Joyce Millard on 19 June 1918, in Traverse City, Grand Traverse, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Tuscarora Township, Cheboygan, Michigan, United States in 1930. He registered for military service in 1918. He died on 27 April 1931, in Petoskey, Emmet, Michigan, United States, at the age of 35, and was buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Traverse City, Grand Traverse, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Floyd James Dean
1895–1931
L Joyce Millard
1894–1993
Marriage: 19 June 1918
Constance Millard Dean
1919–2005
Richard James Dean
1923–1989

Sources (22)

  • Floyd J Dean, "Michigan, Census of World War I Veterans with Card Index, 1917-1919"
  • Floyd J Dean, "Michigan, County Births, 1867-1917"
  • Floyd J Dean, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    19 June 1918Traverse City, Grand Traverse, Michigan, United States
  • Children (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (4)

    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Age 1

    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.

    1903 · Ford Motor Company

    Age 8

    "Henry Ford built his first gasoline-powered vehicle, named the Quadricycle, in 1896, at his home in Detroit. Ford sold the Quadricycle for $200 and used the money to build a second car. In 1901, Ford raced his car ""Sweepstakes"" against Alexander Winton and won. The victory resulted in publicity for Ford which allowed him to gain investors for his new company, Ford Motor Company. The first Model A was sold on July 23, 1903, and the company was incorporated on November 13, 1903."

    1906 · Saving Food Labels

    Age 11

    The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

    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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