|Birth: ||Oct. 10, 1871|
Van Zandt County
|Death: ||Jan. 26, 1958|
At an early age William started out to make his own way in the world, and began by working on a farm. After doing farm work for a number of years he accepted a position as clerk in the drug store of L.E. Griffith, at Terrell, Texas, where he remained one year. At the end of that time, in 1891, he opened a drug store at Alamo, Texas, which he conducted one year.
In September, 1892, Mr. Dean married Miss Nevada Heath, who was born in Panola County, Texas, in 1877, daughter of Augustus and Paulina (Robburts) Heath, both natives of Texas, and both deceased. Mrs. Dean was their only child.
After their marriage William and his wife, feeling the need of a better education than they had, spent a year attending school, and William then taught school one year in Kaufman county. After this he took up the study of law and was admitted to the bar in Kaufman county. That was in 1898. In 1900 he came to Granbury, Hood county. Here he practiced his profession until June of the following year, when he was appointed county attorney of Somervell county, Texas, being appointed to fill the unexpired term of J.E. Pierce. In the spring of 1903 he returned to Granbury, Hood county, and opened a law office. In November the following year he was elected county attorney of Hood county, without opposition, nor did he have any opposition two years later when he was re-elected. In 1908 he was again elected to the same office, over two opponents. In September, 1908, he formed a partnership with John J. Hiner, under the firm name of Hiner & Dean.
Vada Heath Dean (1877 - 1965)
Norman Dean (1893 - 1897)*
Horace N Dean (1895 - 1897)*
Harvey Truman Dean (1898 - 1969)*
Clarence Calloway Dean (1900 - 1953)*
Willena Dean Taylor (1903 - 1981)*
Nettie Faye Dean (1906 - 1920)*
Blanche Heath Dean Paxton (1916 - 1992)*
Palo Pinto County
Created by: Lyndel Deen Jennings
Record added: Jan 09, 2007
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