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 Charles Cope Dean

Charles Cope Dean

Death 26 Apr 1938 (aged 79)
Burial Woodruff, Rich County, Utah, USA
Memorial ID 146310 · View Source
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Charles Cope Dean, the fourth child of Charles and Mary Cope Dean was born April 11. 1859, in Audley, Staffordshire, England.

His father worked in the coal mine in England. He met some
Latter-day Saint missionaries. He joined the Mormon Church. He was fired from the mine because of this. He gathered up his belongings and prepared to come to America.

Charles W. Penrose and family, Milo Andrew, and Charles Dean set sail in the ship Underwriter. As they crossed the ocean a baby was born to Charles and Mary Cope Dean. They named the baby Underwriter. The baby died and was buried in the ocean.

They left England April 1861. Charles Dean Jr. and his parents crossed the plain with an Ox team. They arrived in Salt Lake City on September 1861.

They moved to Bountiful and rented the Grand farm. President Brigham Young asked Grandfather (Charles Dean to move to Woodruff and help colonize it. They moved to Woodruff in 1871.

Charles Dean was baptized in 1867 by Seth Dustin. He worked on the farm with his father. He met Mary Ellen Frazier and courted her. They were married on March 2, 1880. She was not a member of' the church. Grandfather and Grandmother Dean let them live with them and they learned to love Charles' wife. (Mary Ellen's father was
very bitter about her marrying a Mormon and he did not speak to her for nearly two years.) Mary Ellen was baptized on the 14th of October 1882 by John Cox. June 29, 1887 they were married in the Logan Temple and were sealed to each either and had their older children sealed to them.

They bought the John Allen home and moved from Charles Dean Sr. home. They lived there the rest of their lives. They raised 13 children, eight boys and five girls; they also adopted and raised Olive Mills a baby of Mary Ellen's sister. They all grew to maturity.

Charles was a successful farmer and made a good home for his children. He loved sport baseball and race horses. Most of all he loved to dance and did so until just a few years before his death. He died in Woodruff, Utah, April 24, 1938 age 79 years. His wife died the same year, November 3. 1938 age 74. At their death they
had 56 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

Charles did not take too much action in the ward's activities but he was a real sport and gave much of' his time and effort in building up the town of' Woodruff'. He was an Elder in the Church of' Jesus Christ of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was always honest
in his dealing with his fellow men.

In their later years, I lived with these two wonderful people, Charles and Mary Ellen Dean (my Father and Mother), I became proud that I had such a birthright. They had given their best and their lives were lived for their children. The results were just a little better than average. At least we were raised in a home with love
and respect. Many of the better things of life should be added. I wonder just how much of their ideals have gone down to the following generations which is now starting in the 4th one.

By: Arthur Dean, son




  • Maintained by: A.Bell
  • Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 146310
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Charles Cope Dean (11 Apr 1859–26 Apr 1938), Find A Grave Memorial no. 146310, citing Woodruff Cemetery, Woodruff, Rich County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by A.Bell (contributor 46518784) .