Gordon Edgar Bean

7 October 1904–9 July 1953 (Age 48)
Cookeville, Putnam, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Gordon Edgar

When Gordon Edgar Bean was born on 7 October 1904, in Cookeville, Putnam, Tennessee, United States, his father, Wade Samuel Bean, was 21 and his mother, Carrie Louvetta Anderson, was 23. He married Lillian D Shipley on 24 May 1927, in Davidson, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Civil District 1, Putnam, Tennessee, United States in 1920 and Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1930. He died on 9 July 1953, in East Detroit, Macomb, Michigan, United States, at the age of 48.

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Gordon Edgar Bean
Lillian D Shipley
Marriage: 24 May 1927
Gordon E Bean
Goldie Lillian Bean
Gordon Michael Bean

Spouse and Children


    Lillian D Shipley


24 May 1927
Davidson, Tennessee, United States


    Gordon E Bean


    Goldie Lillian Bean


    Gordon Michael Bean


Parents and Siblings



    Goldie Bean





    Margaret Christine Bean


World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 2

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1909 · The Ford Building

Age 5

The Ford Building was one of the first high-rises to use a steel structural support system. It stands at 23 stories in total height and it held the title as tallest building in Detroit from 1908 until 1913.
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 14

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

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)

  • Gordon E Bean, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Gordon Bean in household of Wade Bean, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Gordan Bean in household of Wade Bean, "United States Census, 1910"

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