Fred Blaine Deem

b. 9 April 1887, d. 16 April 1970

Fred Blaine Deem b. 9 April 1887, d. 16 April 1970

Father*Peter Deem b. 24 Nov 1853, d. 29 Jun 1943
Mother*Letha Viola Cook b. unknown, d. unknown
Fred Blaine Deem|b. 9 Apr 1887\nd. 16 Apr 1970|p1680.htm|Peter Deem|b. 24 Nov 1853\nd. 29 Jun 1943|p1021.htm|Letha Viola Cook|b. unknown\nd. unknown|p1678.htm|Jacob Deem III|b. 1 Jan 1822\nd. 10 Apr 1916|p420.htm|Catherine Fought|b. 3 Dec 1822\nd. 19 Feb 1897|p1016.htm|||||||

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Note*Fred Blaine Deem The History of West Virginia, Old and New
Published 1923, The American Historical Society, Inc.,
Chicago and New York, Volume III,
pg. 205

FRED BLAINE DEEM in half a dozen years has achieved honor and success in the legal profession at Clarksburg, where he is one of the prominent young lawyers.

He comes of an old Wood County family, where the Deems were established in pioneer times by his great-great-grandfather, who came from Pennsylvania and was of German ancestry. The grandfather of the Clarksburg lawyer was Jacob Deem, who died only a few years ago, at the age of ninety-six. The parents of Fred B. Deem are Peter and Letha Viola (Cook) Deem, both natives of Wood County, where they have spent all their lives, the father a successful farmer and stock raiser. Letha Cook's ancestry is English, and her father came to West Virginia from Massachusetts. Fred Blaine Deem is the younger of two sons, his brother, Ralph Lemuel, being a teacher in the schools of Wood County.

Fred Blaine Deem grew up on a farm, had the advantages of the rural schools and also attended a preparatory school of the State University. He had two years in the literary department of the State University, and then concentrated his studies in the law school, where he was graduated LL. B. in 1913. Admitted to the bar, he practiced two years in association with the prominent law firm of Smith & Jackson at Clarksburg, and since then has been depending upon his own exertions and abilities to achieve his professional success and render service to the enlarged clientage accorded him. He is a member of the Clarksburg City Board of Education, in politics is a republican, and is unmarried. Mr. Deem is a member of the Baptist Church, is a Knight Templar, thirty-second degree Mason and Shriner, and is affiliated with the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks. He belongs to the County and State Bar associations. 
Birth*He was born on 9 April 1887 at Steele District, Wood County, WV.1
Marriage*He married Lillie May Bramlett on 14 October 1925. 
Death*Fred Blaine Deem died on 16 April 1970 at Clarksburg, WV, at age 83. 
Burial*He was buried on 18 April 1970 at Bridgeport Cemetery, Clarksburg, Harrison County, WV. 


Lillie May Bramlett b. 24 February 1898, d. 18 September 1970

Last Edited16 Nov 2010


  1. [S52] Wood County WV Birth Record.