June 29, 1876, Conecuh County, Alabama.

October 8, 1951, Waco, Texas.

Oakwood Cemetery, Waco, Texas.

A Methodist, Dean taught singing schools for 40 years, wrote some 500 songs, and for four years headed the Trio Music Company. With Franklin Eiland and Homer Elliott, he founded the Southern Development Normal Music School in Waco, Texas. His works include:

  1. Coming of the Kingdom, The
  2. Just Over in the Glory Land
  3. My Friend
  4. My Soul Shall Be Satisfied
  5. Press Along to Glory Land

where to get a good photo of Dean (at least 200x300)