William Wesley Bean

Male25 October 1872–12 December 1952

Brief Life History of William Wesley

When William Wesley Bean was born on 25 October 1872, in Morgan, Alabama, United States, his father, John Frank Bean, was 23 and his mother, Charlsie Parollee Ellis, was 23. He married Minnie Rola Sartor on 23 October 1901, in Morgan, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Albany, Morgan, Alabama, United States for about 10 years and Election Precinct 33, Jefferson, Alabama, United States in 1940. He died on 12 December 1952, in Bessemer, Jefferson, Alabama, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Valhalla Cemetery, Midfield, Jefferson, Alabama, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Wesley Bean
Minnie Rola Sartor
Marriage: 23 October 1901
Verah Bean
Frank Bean
William Beuford Bean
Thelma Lee Bean
Alonzo Thurman Bean
Maurice Wesley Bean
Melvin Franklin Bean
Lois Elma Bean

Sources (17)

  • Will Bean in entry for Alonzo Thurman Bean, "Alabama, County Birth Registers, 1881-1930"
  • William W Bean in household of John F Bean, "United States Census, 1880"
  • W M Bean in entry for Howard Halmer Crockett and Thelma Crockett, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"

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  • Marriage
    23 October 1901Morgan, Alabama, United States
  • Children (8)

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    World Events (8)

    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

    Age 3

    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.


    Age 14

    Historical Boundaries: 1886: Jefferson, Alabama, United States

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Age 24

    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

    Name Meaning

    English: nickname for a pleasant person, from Middle English bēne ‘friendly, amiable’.

    English: metonymic occupational name for a grower or seller of beans, from Middle English bene ‘bean’ (Old English bēan ‘beans’, a collective singular). The broad bean, Vicia faba, was a staple food in Europe in the Middle Ages. The green bean, Phaseolus vulgaris, came from South America and was not introduced to Europe until the late 16th century. The word bene was commonly used to denote something of little worth, and occasionally it may have been applied as a nickname for someone considered insignificant.

    English: possibly a habitational or topographic name. Redmonds, Dictionary of Yorkshire Surnames, cites Adam del Bene of Harrogate (1351) as evidence to suggest that in the Harrogate area, where the Yorkshire name later proliferated, it may have been derived from a place where beans grew.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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