Willis Evans Bean

11 September 1907–1 November 1973 (Age 66)
Provo, Utah, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Willis Evans

When Willis Evans Bean was born on 11 September 1907, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States, his father, Benjamin Bean, was 22 and his mother, Carrie Evans, was 21. He married Natalie Maud Christensen on 27 September 1930, in Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Ward 4 Provo, Provo, Utah, Utah, United States in 1910. He died on 1 November 1973, in Price, Carbon, Utah, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Price, Carbon, Utah, United States.

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Willis Evans Bean
Natalie Maud Christensen
Marriage: 27 September 1930
Wilford Christensen Bean
Willis Christensen Bean
Richard Bruce Bean
Natalie Diane Bean
Roger Evans Bean

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    27 September 1930Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.
    1909 · Pioneer Park Opens
    Age 2
    A monument honoring the Provo pioneers and Indian war veterans was dedicated on July 24, 1909, as Pioneer Park opened to the public.
    Age 20
    Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

    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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    Sources (34)

    • Unknown, "Utah, Birth Certificates, 1903-1914" [Willis Evans Bean]
    • Willis Evans Bean in household of Benjamine Bean, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Willis Evans Bean, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"

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