George Washington Bean

1 April 1831–9 December 1897 (Age 66)
Mendon, Adams, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of George Washington

When George Washington Bean was born on 1 April 1831, in Mendon, Adams, Illinois, United States, his father, James Bean, was 27 and his mother, Elizabeth Lewis, was 27. He married Elizabeth Baum on 5 January 1853, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States in 1860. He died on 9 December 1897, in Richfield, Sevier, Utah, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Richfield, Sevier, Utah, United States.

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George Washington Bean
Mary Jane Wall
Marriage: 15 December 1856
William James Bean
Mary Geneva Bean
Leo Albert Bean
Nancy Vilate Bean
Eliza Isabel Bean
Chloe Diantha Bean
Melissa Bean
Virginius Bean
Edith Jane Bean
Isaac Wall Bean
Jesse Fuller Bean
Taylor Jay Bean
Cornelia "Nell" Bean

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  • Marriage
    15 December 1856Provo, Utah, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 1
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
    Age 2
    Historical Boundaries: 1833: Adams, Illinois, United States
    1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World
    Age 25
    William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

    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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    Elizabeth Lewis: Life Sketch

    Written by granddaughter Flora Bean Horne: Elizabeth Lewis Bean was a noble, progressive, intelligent type of woman. It was said of her that her spirituality and understanding were her dominant …

    Sources (137)

    • Geo T Bean in entry for Burton John Bean, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • G W Bean, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Geo. V. Bean in entry for Orestes U. Bean and Zoan Eddavene Houtz, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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