Biography of William G. Dean
Steuben County, NY Biographies





Dean, William G., was born in Pulteney in 1868. Dr. William N. Dean, his grandfather, was a native of Dutchess county, and came to Pulteney when a yonng man, where he practiced medicine until his death. He married Polly Terry, by whom he had five children. George R. Dean, father of William G., was born in Pulteney in 1832, and in 1853 journeyed to California, via the Isthmus of Panama, and spent thirteen years in the gold regions of the western coast, and after his return he engaged in farming until 1887, when he moved to the village of Prattsburg, where he served in many official capacities. He married Jennie Godfrey, by whom he had five children. William G. was educated in Franklin Academy. from which institution he graduated in 1887. At fourteen years of age he left home to live with his grandfather, Harry Godfrey, whom he assisted in his bookkeeping and the management of his business, and in a few years became general manager. Sine the death of his grandfather in 1887 he has had the entire charge of his large estate. He has served several years as police justice in Prattsburg. being twice elected. He is a member of the Odd Fellows of Prattsburg, of which he is a past master. In August, 1894, he married Grace Conine of Bath.

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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