Fred Dean

Fred Dean was born in Hatton on 15th March 1896 and baptised at Daresbury on the 23rd of that month. He was the son of John Dean (born Dutton) and his wife Mary.

Sadly his mother died two months later at the age of 36 years and was buried on 13th May 1896 at Daresbury. Fred would appear not to have had any siblings.

In 1901 he was living in Hatton village with his grandparents George and Elizabeth Dean, his widowed father John, aged 45 years and his Aunt Emma and his Uncle George. His father was an agricultural labourer.

By 1911 Fred was living at Whitegate Farm in Hatton with his now widowed grandfather and his own father and his Aunt Emma. His grandfather George was a farmer and John worked on the farm, while Emma was a dressmaker. Fred was also a farm worker.

According to the Warrington Guardian in December 1915, Fred was serving in the Grenadier Guards. When the war ended in 1918, he did not return home that year to Hatton, but was recorded as an absent voter. He was recorded as being in 545 Agricultural Company in the 1919 electoral roll for Hatton. His service number was 502541. It was not clear which theatre of war he served in. He returned to live with his Aunt Emma who had a shop in the village.

In early 1921, Fred married Alice Green at Warrington and they had one daughter, Margaret Gwen in the summer of 1924. They were all recorded on the 1939 Register as living at The Shop in Hatton, Runcorn R.D., where 74-year old Aunt Emma was the shopkeeper. Fred was working as a domestic gardener.

Fred Dean died in June 1964 in Runcorn Rural District, nine years before his wife Alice. He was 68 years of age.