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Francis Winthrop Dean

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Francis Winthrop Dean (1852-1940) of Wheelock, Dean and Bogue

of East Taunton, Massachusetts, United States.

1940 Obituary [1]

Francis Winthrop Dean, consulting engineer, mill architect and inventor, died yesterday at his home, 4 Eliot road, Lexington. He observed his 88th birthday Friday.

Born at Taunton, the son of Samuel Augustus and Charity Williams Washburn Dean, he was a direct descendant of Myles Standish. He was graduated from the Lawrence scientific school of Harvard College in 1875 and received his science degree two years later. He served as an instructor in civil engineering at Harvard for several years before engaging in private engineering practice in Boston [with Charles T. Main, between 1893 and 1907].

During the world war, he was associated with the Emergency Fleet Corporation. During his 38 years residence in Lexington, he served on the municipal sewer and water commission.

He was a charter member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, of which he was a past president, and also belonged to the New England Water Works Association, and the Harvard Engineering Society. His clubs included the Harvard Faculty, Harvard Union, Exchange and the New England Railroad.

Immediate survivors are four grandchildren, Frances E. and Helen Dean of Lexington and Francis H. and Dorothy Dean of Marblehead. Funeral services will be held at 2 P.M. tomorrow at Bigelow chapel, Mt. Auburn cemetery.

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  1. Boston Herald 1940/05/25