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Code T. Dean Templeton

Code was born July 14, 1889 in Spring Garden, Missouri.

His parents were George Templeton and Martha Jones. He used Dean as his middle name in his later years.

Code married Margaret Elizabeth Luttrell on March 15, 1911 in Rhea, Washington County, Arkansas. They had four children: Cecil Thompson (abt 1911 to abt 1913); Louie Irvin (August 5, 1913 to June 25, 1998); Lucy Cletus (October 23, 1915 to November 30, 1966); and Ava Martha (November 13, 1917 to March 20, 2008).

In the 1920 census they were living in Westville, Adair County, Oklahoma. In the 1930 census they were living in Saint Helens, Columbia County, Oregon.

Code died September 26, 1966 in Napa, California at the age of 77 years, 2 months, 12 days. He is buried in Mt. View Cemetery in Stone, Arkansas.

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It is a family story that Code was not well liked by Margarets' siblings. They felt he hadn't treated her right.

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