Ernest James Dean
Ernest James Dean
Date of Birth 19 May 1866
Place of Residence Launceston Tasmania Australia
Spouses Name Hannah Clara Ann Willitt
Childrens Names George Willitt Ernest, Hilda Clara Louise & Nellie Frances May

This is possibly Ernest James Dean, born in Launceston on 19 May 1866, the fifth of eight children of George Dean (about 1829-1916) and Janet or Jannette Ferguson (1837-1889). Ernest was shipping manager for William Holyman & Sons, at King Island and Ulverstone and served for many years on the board of management of the King Island and Ulverstone Hospitals and other public institutions.

Ernest married Hannah Clara Ann Willitt on 21 June 1905 at St Paul's Church, Launceston. They had three children: George Willitt Ernest in 1907; Hilda Clara Louise in 1910 and Nellie Frances May in 1915. Ernest's wife Hannah died on 31 Aug 1954 and he died 21 May 1960 aged 94. They were buried together at the Carr Villa Cemetery in Section C11 No. 772. His brother Frank Dean and members of his extended family, Ferguson, Windeatt and Weetman are also in the Launceston Family Album.

Sharon Thomson Sep 2008