Frank Royce Bean

7 February 1889–27 April 1953 (Age 64)
Spring Arbor, Jackson, Michigan, United States

The Life of Frank Royce

When Frank Royce Bean was born on 7 February 1889, in Spring Arbor, Jackson, Michigan, United States, his father, Nolan Speer Bean, was 28 and his mother, Cora Alyce Royce, was 19. He married Waunetta Fern Brown on 26 November 1912, in Tyner, Marshall, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Clackamas, Oregon, United States in 1935 and East Woodburn Election Precinct, Marion, Oregon, United States in 1940. He died on 27 April 1953, in Silverton, Marion, Oregon, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Belle Passi Cemetery, Woodburn, Marion, Oregon, United States.

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Frank Royce Bean
Waunetta Fern Brown
Marriage: 26 November 1912
Cora Alice Bean
Frank Royce Bean Jr
Louis Chester Bean
Charles Vern Bean
Mary Jo Bean

Spouse and Children

26 November 1912
Tyner, Marshall, Indiana, United States


Parents and Siblings


    Cora Alyce Royce




World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 1

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1890 · Gold is Discovered

Age 1

In 1890, Robert Miller Womack discovers a rich gold deposit along Cripple Creek, near the western slope of Pikes Peak. This would become the richest gold strike in the Rocky Mountin area.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 17

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

Name Meaning

1 English: metonymic occupational name for a grower or seller of beans, from Old English bēan ‘beans’ (a collective singular). Occasionally it may have been applied as a nickname for a someone considered of little importance.2 English: nickname for a pleasant person, from Middle English bēne ‘friendly’, ‘amiable’ (of unknown origin; there is apparently no connection with Bain or Bon ).3 Scottish: Anglicized form of the Gaelic personal name Beathán, a diminutive of beatha ‘life’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Frank R Bean, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Frank R Bean, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Frank R Bean, "United States Census, 1930"

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