William George Dean Sr.

9 April 1895–8 July 1953 (Age 58)
Upshur, West Virginia, United States

The Life of William George

When William George Dean Sr. was born on 9 April 1895, in Upshur, West Virginia, United States, his father, Harr Lee Dean, was 23 and his mother, Edith Frances George, was 16. He married Reva Mary Wadsworth on 3 September 1918, in Harrison, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Coal Magisterial District, Harrison, West Virginia, United States for about 30 years. He died on 8 July 1953, at the age of 58, and was buried in Clarksburg, Harrison, Virginia, United States.

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William George Dean Sr.
Reva Mary Wadsworth
Marriage: 3 September 1918
Reva Fern Dean
William Dean
Emogene Dean
Clyde Hampton Dean
Lester Jackson Dean Sr.

Spouse and Children

3 September 1918
Harrison, West Virginia, United States



    William Dean


    Emogene Dean


    Clyde Hampton Dean


    Lester Jackson Dean Sr.


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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.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 3

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 17

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

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)

  • William Dean, "United States Census, 1930"
  • George W Dean in household of Harr L Dean, "United States Census, 1910"
  • William Dean, "United States Census, 1940"

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