When Bessie Clara Dean was born on 6 August 1914, in Texas, United States, her father, William Deane, was 36 and her mother, Mary Frances Griffith, was 35. She married Robert Eli Stoker on 17 September 1931. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Justice Precinct 3, Nacogdoches, Texas, United States in 1920. She died on 28 September 1938, in Nacogdoches, Texas, United States, at the age of 24, and was buried in Nacogdoches, Texas, United States.
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 ).