Howard Luther Bean

26 June 1894–1 February 1975 (Age 80)
Stratford, Coos, New Hampshire, United States

The Life of Howard Luther

When Howard Luther Bean was born on 26 June 1894, in Stratford, Coos, New Hampshire, United States, his father, Willard Judson Bean, was 33 and his mother, Lillie Augusta Hill, was 27. He married Margaret Elizabeth Hanson on 3 January 1920, in Brooklyn, Franklin, Delaware, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Portland, Cumberland, Maine, United States for about 10 years. He died on 1 February 1975, in Milbridge, Washington, Maine, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in South Portland, Cumberland, Maine, United States.

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Howard Luther Bean
Margaret Elizabeth Hanson
Marriage: 3 January 1920
Evelyn Margaret Bean
Howard Alton Bean

Spouse and Children


    Margaret Elizabeth Hanson


3 January 1920
Brooklyn, Franklin, Delaware, New York, United States


    Evelyn Margaret Bean


    Howard Alton Bean


Parents and Siblings

    Willard Judson Bean


    Lillie Augusta Hill




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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1898 · Sinking of USS Maine

Age 4

During the Cuban War for Independence, the USS Maine had been sent to Havana to look out for the interests of the United States. On February 15, 1898, at approximately 21:40, an explosion on USS Maine was caused by roughly 5 long tons of powder. The front of the ship was demolished and the remains quickly sunk to the bottom of the ocean. 260 men lost their lives in the explosion itself, with at least six more dying afterwards from related injuries. The event kicked off an atmosphere of contention that would eventually lead to the Spanish-American War.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 22

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

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’.

LOAD TEST -- Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Howard L Bean in household of Nellie Downing, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Howard L Bean, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Howard Bean in household of Willard J Bean, "United States Census, 1900"

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