William Louis Dean

4 August 1917–1 November 2010 (Age 93)
Duncan, Greenlee, Arizona, United States

The Life of William Louis

When William Louis Dean was born on 4 August 1917, in Duncan, Greenlee, Arizona, United States, his father, Louis John Deans, was 32 and his mother, Harriet Powell Cauthen, was 21. He married Katherine O. Curry on 20 September 1936, in Arizona, United States. He lived in Greenlee, Arizona, United States in 1935 and Supervisorial District 2, Greenlee, Arizona, United States in 1940. He died on 1 November 2010, in Lake Havasu City, Mohave, Arizona, United States, at the age of 93, and was buried in Duncan, Greenlee, Arizona, United States.

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William Louis Dean
Katherine O. Curry
Marriage: 20 September 1936

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20 September 1936
Arizona, United States

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World Events (8)

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 1

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.
1923 · Oil is Discovered on the Navajo Reservation

Age 6

Oil was discovered on the Navajo Reservation in the 1920's. The Navajos did not want to lease any of the land towards the exploration for oil and gas. They were soon made a deal that they would be hired for all unskilled work if they would lease the land and, reluctantly, they gave in. Albert Fall, a Senator from New Mexico and was extremely hostile towards Indian rights.
1942 · The Japanese American internment

Age 25

Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.

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, 1940"
  • William Dean in household of Louis Dean, "United States Census, 1920"
  • William Dean in household of J Louis Dean, "United States Census, 1930"

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