Peter Smith Bean

23 March 1824–10 October 1911 (Age 87)
Newry, Oxford, Maine, United States

The Life of Peter Smith

When Peter Smith Bean was born on 23 March 1824, in Newry, Oxford, Maine, United States, his father, Daniel Bean Jr, was 27 and his mother, Betsy Smith, was 34. He married Eliza Cronk Carter on 15 October 1849, in Jackson, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in King, Farmington, Waupaca, Wisconsin, United States in 1900 and Cadott, Chippewa, Wisconsin, United States for about 5 years. He died on 10 October 1911, in Farmington, Waupaca, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Brooklawn Cemetery, Cadott, Chippewa, Wisconsin, United States.

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Family Time Line

Peter Smith Bean
Eliza Cronk Carter
Marriage: 15 October 1849
Edwin Clarence Bean
Clarinda Bean
Luella Alvilda Bean
Marion Frances Bean
Charles Wright Bean
Nellie Amelia Bean
Peter Norris Bean
William Lincoln Bean
Wallace Elmer Bean

Spouse and Children


    Eliza Cronk Carter


15 October 1849
Jackson, Wisconsin, United States


    Edwin Clarence Bean


    Clarinda Bean


    Luella Alvilda Bean


    Marion Frances Bean



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World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 1

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1832 · Calais Branch is Chartered

Age 8

The State of Maine chartered the Calais Railway in 1832, one of the first railway charters to be granted by the state. Construction was very long, as the project was reorganized, abandoned, transferred to other companies, and extended several times. It was finally completed in 1898.
1847 · The Great Seal of the State of Iowa is made

Age 23

The Great Seal of the State of Iowa was created in 1847 and depicts a soldier standing in a wheat field surrounded by symbols including farming, mining, and transportation with the Mississippi River in the background. An eagle overhead bears the state motto.

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)

  • Peter Bean, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Peter S Bean, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Peter Been, "United States Census, 1880"

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