Anderson Daily Mail
Feb. 20, 1908
OF MAJ. J. T. DEAN
Splendid Gentleman of the Toney Creek Section
Creek, Feb. 20- Maj. John Thomas Dean died today at his residence near Toney
Creek from paralysis. He has been in bad
health for some years, but was not considered dangerous until for the last few
days. On yesterday he was stricken and
died this morning at 8 o’clock.
Dean was born and reared near Dean’s Station.
He served in the old Fourth Regiment, S. C. Volunteers, commanding a
company in that regiment. After serving
twelve months the regiment was disbanded and he joined a cavalry command, known
as the 19th battalion.
years ago he married Miss Anna Poore, who with a son, John T. Dean, Jr.,
survive him. He was 77 years old. Maj. Dean was a gentleman of the “old
school.” Courtly, high minded and
honorable, he died without an enemy.
will be buried tomorrow at Shady Grove church, of which he was a consistent
by: Sharon Strout]