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Marion in Grant County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Mildred Marie Wilson Dean

September 15, 1910 – July 14, 1940

— Wife of Winton Aaron Dean, Mother of American Actor James Byron Dean —

 
 
Mildred Marie Wilson Dean Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, March 8, 2021
1. Mildred Marie Wilson Dean Marker
Inscription.  
Mildred nurtured her son in the arts at an early age with piano, violin puppet shows, and dance he went on to star in three major motion pictures:
East of Eden
Rebel Without a Cause
Giant
James Dean died on September 30, 1955 at age 24 in a traffic accident on a California highway. He was laid to rest at Park Cemetery in Fairmount, Indiana, just 8 miles south of this location. Mildred dean is buried 30 yards west of this plaque.
 
Erected 2015.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicCemeteries & Burial SitesEntertainmentWomen.
 
Location. 40° 32.49′ N, 85° 40.433′ W. Marker is in Marion, Indiana, in Grant County. Marker is at the intersection of South Western Avenue (Indiana Route 9/15) and West 16th Street, on the right when traveling south on South Western Avenue. The marker is in Grant Memorial Park Cemetery. It is in the far north east corner, adjacent to South Western Avenue. Entrance
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to the cemetery is at the far south western corner off 26th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2125 S Western Ave, Marion IN 46953, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Grant County Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Marie Webster House (approx. one mile away); Allen Temple (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Wilson-Vaughn House (approx. 1.2 miles away); Samuel Plato (approx. 1.2 miles away); Paws For Thoughts Garfield (approx. 1.2 miles away); Phi Delta Kappa Fraternity (approx. 1.4 miles away); Martin Boots (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marion.
 
Mildred Marie Wilson Dean Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, March 8, 2021
2. Mildred Marie Wilson Dean Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 10, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 10, 2021, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 747 times since then and 81 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 10, 2021, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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