Willard Washington Bean

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

The Life of Willard Washington

When Willard Washington Bean was born on 16 May 1868, in Fort Utah, Utah, Utah Territory, 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 Territory, 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

Spouse and Children

18 September 1914
Manti, 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

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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Story Highlight

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 (3)

  • Willard W Bean, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Willard N Bean, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Willard Washington Bean, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"

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