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Transcribed biography of Raymond Leslie and Lucy Virginia Dean


Ray Dean has been a prominent business man for over 50 years. He was born on Oct. 2, 1893 in Valparaiso to Lyman and Anna, nee Stalbaum, Dean. He was their second child, Glen being older and Helen the younger of the 3 children. Lyman Dean operated a plumbing firm which Ray joined, Valparaiso Plumbing Company. During World War I, Ray served in the U. S. Navy. He is a 50 year member of the Masonic Lodge and the Valparaiso Golf Club.

Lucy Virginia Baker Dean was born in Virginia on January 6, 1896. Her parents were John Lyman Baker and Florence Thomas Baker. She was their youngest child. The Bakers had gone to Virginia from Hebron and after Lucy's birth they returned to Hebron to live. Lucy attended the university at Valparaiso and taught school in Porter County. She is a past president of the Valparaiso Woman's Club.

Ray and Lucy were married August 17, 1918. They are the parents of John Lyman born September 7, 1920, James Baker born June 7, 1926 and Lucille Rae born May 17, 1928. John married Jane Peterson in July 1949, they have 3 children Malcolm, Nancy and Brian. James married Dolores Johnson on June 5, 1948; they have 2 children, Constance Rae and Kim William and one grandchild Sonya Rae Gott. Lucille married James Skophammer in August 1949; they have 2 children Laurie Sue and Timothy Grant. They reside in California.

Ray and Lucy are members of the First Christian Church.

Source: American Revolution Bicentennial Committee of Porter County. 1976. A Biographical History of Porter County, Indiana. Valparaiso, Indiana: American Revolution Bicentennial Committee of Porter County, Inc. 180 p.
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Biography transcribed by Steven R. Shook


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