Thanks for your reply, Judie. His name was William Henry DEAN, and he died about Jan. 1, 1942 (could have been 41, but I think it was 42) in the town of Washington, and his funeral was held in Nevada City. I was 5-6 years old then, and am doing this from memory.
I'll see if I can get an obit from the Grass Valley Union, or the Sacramento Bee. I appreciate your help. Joyce