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)