William Pinckney Dean

15 November 1899–March 1982 (Age 82)
Spartanburg, Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States

The Life of William Pinckney

When William Pinckney Dean was born on 15 November 1899, in Spartanburg, Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States, his father, Charles Evans Dean, was 21 and his mother, Mary Ann Lee, was 17. He married Eva Janie Chesney in August 1918. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States in 1920 and Woodruff Township, Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States in 1940. He died in March 1982, in Woodruff, Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States, at the age of 82.

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Family Time Line

William Pinckney Dean
Eva Janie Chesney
Marriage: August 1918
Evelyn Jerone Dean
Wilma Winona Dean
William Pinkney Dean
Walter Steedly Dean
Charles Dean

Spouse and Children

August 1918




    William Pinkney Dean


    Walter Steedly Dean


    Charles Dean


Parents and Siblings

    Charles Evans Dean






    Choice E Dean


    Boyce Lee Dean


    Annie Louise Dean


    Annroy Amy Dean


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World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 1

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1916 · Anthony Crawford Lynched

Age 17

South Carolina native, father to 13 children, and a local farmer, Anthony Crawford, is lynched on October 21, 1916, in Abbeyville, South Carolina. The lynching is followed after Crawford has an arguement with a white storekeeper.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 24

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

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 P Dean in household of James Chesney, "United States Census, 1920"
  • William Dean in household of Charlie Dean, "United States Census, 1910"
  • William P Dean, "United States Census, 1940"

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