Mr. Dean's obituary was transcribed from the scrapbook of Mrs. John L. Puff that recently came into our possession. The obituaries and wedding announcements found in this collection range from the late 1800s to around 1915.
John W. Dean, aged 84 years, died last night [April 14, 1912] at his home in Newfield, after a several months’ illness, following a stroke of paralysis. He leaves his wife, and a niece, Mrs. Randolph Horton, of this city, and two nephews, S.D. Cook and N.C. Cook of Newfield. Mr. Dean had lived in Newfield for many years. He was prominent as a real estate dealer, and for a number of years was justice of the peace. The funeral will be held at 3 o’clock Wednesday afternoon from the home. The Rev. S.S. Vose of this city will officiate. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.