Biography of William D. Dean
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Dean, William D., was born in Tyrone, Schuyler county, N. Y., August 19, 1829, son of Horace and Euphemia (Doty) Dean. The maternal grandparents came from the East and settled in Seneca county, where they died. Horace Dean, father of William D., was reared in Tyrone and followed shoemaking. In politics he was first a Democrat afterward a Republican, and was assessor many years. He was a member of Tyrone F. & A. M. He died in 1879, and his wife in 1876. William D. was reared in Tyrone, and commenced for himself as a carpenter, which business he followed fifteen years. He came to Wayne in 1865 and settled on the farm of 100 acres he now owns, where he carries on general farming. In 1852 he married Anna M., daughter of Rev. Jonathan Ketchum of Barrington, Yates county, by whom he had four children: Carrie, who died at nine years of age; Fred C., editor and proprietor of the "Portland Enterprise," Portland, Pa.; Stella, wife of F. A. Loveridge, a vineyards and liveryman of Cuba, Allegany county, N. Y.; and Grace, who resides at home. In politics Mr. Dean is a Democrat, and is a member of Pleasant Valley Grange.

From:
Landmarks of Steuben County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Harlo Hakes
Assisted by: L. C. Aldrich and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1896


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