Willard Washington Bean

16 May 1868–25 September 1949 (Age 81)
Provo, Utah, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Willard Washington

When Willard Washington Bean was born on 16 May 1868, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States, his father, George Washington Bean, was 37 and his mother, Elizabeth Baum, was 34. He married Gussie Dee Felts on 3 May 1899, in Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Manchester, Manchester, Ontario, New York, United States for about 15 years and Palmyra, Palmyra, Wayne, New York, United States in 1935. He died on 25 September 1949, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Willard Washington Bean
Rebecca Rosetta Peterson
Marriage: 18 September 1914
Palmyra Bean
Alvin Pliny Bean
Dawn Guerdon Bean
Kelvin Keyne Bean

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  • Marriage
    18 September 1914Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment
    Age 2
    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
    1870 · Giving all the right to vote
    Age 2
    The Act was an extension of the Fifteenth Amendment, that prohibited discrimination by state offices in voter registration. It also helped empower the President with the authority to enforce the first section of the Fifteenth Amendment throughout the United States. Being the first of three Enforcement Acts passed by the Congress, it helped combat attacks on the suffrage rights of African Americans.
    1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act
    Age 22
    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.

    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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    Southern States Conference at Tennessee, September 1894.

    The local Methodist Church in Spencer, Tennessee hosted the LDS conference in 1894 and the missionaries were received with great courtesy. From "History of the Southern States Mission" published in …

    Sources (59)

    • Willard W Bean, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Willard W Bean in entry for Alvin Pliny Bean and Dorothy La Ree Allen, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Willard Bean in entry for Kelvin Keyne Bean, "Utah, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1947"

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