THOMAS DEAN


From History of Dane County, Wisconsin, publ. by Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1880, page 969-970

THOMAS DEAN & SON, contractors and builders, and proprietors of sash, door and blind factory. The senior member of the firm was born 1826 in England; learned his trade before coming to this country, in 1850. He lived about six years in Milwaukee, before settling in Madison; has never lived in any State but Wisconsin. He was married in 1846, to Miss Elizabeth BROCKLEHURST, of England; they have six children, four of whom reside in Dane Co. His partner, and oldest son, Joseph, is a man of fine mechanical and executive ability, and is manager of the factory. He was married in 1872 to Miss Mary DONAVAN, of Madison; they have four children. Their factory is on Main street; both partners own homes on Clymer street They are now building the court house at Jefferson, Jefferson Co., Wis. They have built several fine residences in Madison, and elsewhere in the county. Mr. DEAN has been Alderman of the Fourth Ward three terms. Joseph enlisted in Co. F of the 5th W.V.I., at the age of 15 years, and served till the close of the war. Their business is steadily increasing; they are industrious and useful citizens.


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