Transcribed from the Andover News, August 1, 1913.
Another Old Resident and Prominent Citizen Taken by Death
Friday morning Andover was again called to mourn the loss of one of her prominent citizens, Michael Dean, who was found dead sitting in a chair on his front porch.
Mr. Dean had not complained of being seriously ill, but his family nkew that he had been feeling a little poorly for a day. When his son, Mack, who lives in a house in the same yard, went to milk in the morning, he saw his father sitting on the porch, but thought nothing of it as it was quite customary for him to do so. Mrs. Dean, seen that her father-in-law did not go about his usual round of morning work, thought she would go over and awaken him, and thought nothing was out of the ordinary until she tried to arouse him and found he was dead. The family was immediately summoned. The Coroner pronounced death caused by dilation of the heart.
Michael Dean was born in Andover seventy-one years ago, the 18th of last July, and has always been a prominent and respected citizen. When a boy he helped plant the trees along the road side of the farm which afterwards he purchased for his home, and has lived upon for twenty-five years.
The only break in Mr. Dean's residence in Andover was when as a young man he worked at railroad construction for a number of months.
Mr. Dean's wife died some thirteen years ago. He leaves six children, Mrs. Mary Gallagher of Washington D.C., Mrs. George Broderick of Hornell, Mrs. J. E. Cannon of Andover, James P., Frank and Mack Dean of Andover.
The funeral services were conducted at Blessed Sacrament Church, Monday morning, Rev. J. J. Sheehy officiating and Rev. Charles Maxwell of Attica, a nephew of Mrs. Dean, assisting.
The interment was in St. John's Catholic cemetery.