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Pvt James William "Bill" Dean
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Birth: Jun. 22, 1848
Morrow County
Ohio, USA
Death: Oct. 14, 1931
Etna Green
Kosciusko County
Indiana, USA

Civil War Veteran.
Residence Columbia City, IN;
Enlisted on 3/3/1865 as a Private.

On 3/3/1865 he mustered into "I" Co. 152nd Indiana Infantry.
He was Mustered Out on 8/30/1865 at Clarksburg, WV.

Dean lived in Etna Green, Indiana for many years, working as a butcher. Also served with William Cody (Buffalo Bill) as an Indian scout. He was married 3 times that I am aware of,his last spouse was:
Dortha Etta (Warner) Dean. They had no children together, she acted only as step-mother and some of the children called her Aunt Ett.

Obituaries:

(date unknown) News Mirror; Bourbon, Indiana:

ETNA GREEN MAN FOUGHT INDIANS WITH W.F. CODY.
WAS SCOUT WITH BUFFALO BILL IN MONTANA,

WYOMING, AND DAKOTA AND FOUGHT IN CIVIL WAR.
James W. Dean, an Etna Green man, eighty years of age, was in his early day an Indian scout with Buffalo Bill, Col. W.F. Cody of Montana, Wyoming, and Dakota.
He fought with General Thomas of the Union army in the Civil war.Prior to the breaking out of the Civil
war he was an Indian trailer, protecting early
settlers in Montana, Wyoming, and Dakota.
During his Indian service he was a member of company K, Seventh U.S. Regulars. He served under Gen. Augur and Gen. Gibbons.Three Years in Service.For three years he was in the Indian service and during a portion of his enlistment
W.F. Cody (Buffalo Bill) was the captain of his company.
He also was closely associated with William Hickok, better known as Wild Bill.Mr. Dean is exceedingly well preserved
and frequently is taken to be not more than 65
years of age.

15 Oct 1931 - (unknown newspaper):

DEATH CLAIMS JAMES W. DEAN
Was Last Survivor of the Civil War Residing at Etna Green.
James William Dean, aged 84, the last
surviving Civil War veteran of Etna Green,
died at his home there Wednesday noon. He
succumbed to an affliction of the heart after
being seriously ill for 10 days. He suffered a
heart attack while visiting in the home of a
granddaughter at Culver. He was removed to his
home where his condition remained critical.Only a few weeks ago Mr. Dean, accompanied Ben Carr, a fellow veteran, of Warsaw, journeyed to Des-Moines, Ia., to attend the national encampment of the G.A.R.
Mr. Dean had been a resident of Etna Green for many years.
He leaves his widow and two sons,
Irwin and John, both living in Etna Green. An only daughter passed away several years ago. Several grandchildren also survive.
Funeral services will be held at 2
p.m. Friday from the Christian church of Etna
Green. Rev. Elwood Dunn will be in charge.
Internment will be made in the Etna Green cemetery.

15 Oct 1931 - (unknown newspaper):

JAMES W. DEAN DIED WEDNESDAY AT ETNA GREEN
James William Dean,83, died at his home in
Etna Green Wednesday morning. Death was due to
complications and followed an illness of only
two weeks.The deceased is the last of the old
soldiers in Etna township Kosciusko county. He
was a member of the Company I, 152nd Indiana Infantry.
Funeral services will be held at his
home in Etna Green Friday afternoon.

1st wife:
Amanda S. (Miller) Dean
children:
Bruce Erwin Dean
John Clyde Dean
Katie (Dean) Sponseller

2nd wife:
(Avis?) Dean

3rd wife:
Dorthea Etta (Warner) Dean


Special thanks to Mark Warner for this information. 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Dortha Etta Warner Dean (1847 - 1941)
 
Burial:
Etna Green Cemetery
Etna Green
Kosciusko County
Indiana, USA
 
Created by: Eric Lowman
Record added: Jan 31, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 33412558
Pvt James William Bill Dean
Added by: Mark Warner
 
Pvt James William Bill Dean
Added by: Eric Lowman
 
 
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With gratitude,
- OPPSheryl
 Added: May. 15, 2011
Thank you for your service in the Civil War.
- Eric Lowman
 Added: Jan. 31, 2009
 
 
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