Posted By:William Dean
Subject:Coker, Edington, Elam and Dean
Post Date:September 08, 2002 at 11:44:08
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Forum:Wood County, TX Genealogy Forum
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I recently obtained my fathers birth certificate. All my relatives are deceased, and I have been to Tarrant county courthouse, and the Library. They were helpful, but no success. It seems he was born William Edington Coker April 21, 1921. Right before he went into the US Navy, he became william Edington Dean. The ladies at the courthouse said at that time, people might have misconstrued COKER for a foriegn name, and he became a Dean. But, I have no proof of this, or anyone who might have known is dead. His parents were Mr Coker (?) no name or initials and Estelle Coker. He was raised by Wade and Estelle Elam. I heard a kot Deans and Cokers were in Wood county. Can you help. thanks