Joseph Napoleon Bean

5 December 1879–16 December 1953 (Age 74)
Enosburg Falls, Enosburg, Franklin, Vermont, United States

The Life of Joseph Napoleon

When Joseph Napoleon Bean was born on 5 December 1879, in Enosburg Falls, Enosburg, Franklin, Vermont, United States, his father, Jean Theodore Lefebvre, was 29 and his mother, Marcelline Fontaine, was 29. He married Lydia Vincent on 18 February 1899, in Enosburg Falls, Enosburg, Franklin, Vermont, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Enosburg, Franklin, Vermont, United States in 1910 and Franklin, Franklin, Vermont, United States for about 10 years. He died on 16 December 1953, in Barre City, Washington, Vermont, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Saint John The Baptist Cemetery, Enosburg Falls, Enosburg, Franklin, Vermont, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Napoleon Bean
Lydia Vincent
Marriage: 18 February 1899
Percival Bean
Kenneth Bryce Beane

Spouse and Children

18 February 1899
Enosburg Falls, Enosburg, Franklin, Vermont, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Jean Theodore Lefebvre


    Marcelline Fontaine




    Georgia L. Bean


    George Bean



    Helen Melina (Anna Ellen) Bean



+10 More Children

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 2

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 3

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 21

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

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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Sources (3)

  • Napoleon Beau in household of John P Beau, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Napoleon Bean in household of John Bean, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Pollie A Bean in household of Merizidene Bean, "United States Census, 1920"

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