William James Bean

Brief Life History of William James

When William James Bean was born on 14 March 1858, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States, his father, George Washington Bean, was 26 and his mother, Mary Jane Wall, was 16. He married Natalia Anina Outzen on 10 April 1880, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Richfield Election Precinct, Sevier, Utah, United States in 1900 and Richfield, Sevier, Utah, United States in 1910. He died on 22 April 1919, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Richfield, Sevier, Utah, United States.

Photos and Memories (5)

Do you know William James? Do you have a story about him that you would like to share? Sign In or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

William James Bean
Natalia Anina Outzen
Marriage: 10 April 1880
Geneva Augusta Bean
William Altos Bean
Vivian Natalia Bean
James Verdon Bean
Jesse Clair Bean

Sources (16)

  • Wm S Bean in household of G W Bean, "United States Census, 1860"
  • William J Bean, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
  • Wm J Bean in entry for Vivian N Heimberg, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"

World Events (8)


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.


Historical Boundaries: 1863: Sanpete, Utah Territory, United States 1865: Sevier, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Sevier, Utah, United States

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

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.

Possible Related Names

Discover Even More

As a nonprofit, we offer free help to those looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a FREE Account

Search for Another Deceased Ancestor

Share this with your family and friends.