Bean Ancestors

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  1. Joe Bean

    Joe Bean R.I.P.

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    Looking for ancestors of my Grandfather, Frank Kirby Bean, Born Oct 30,1888, in Marlin, Wells County,Texas. Died May 11, 1935 in Denver, Colorado.
    He was married to Clara Young Mahanay, (Bean) on Sep 4, 1910 in San Marcos, Texas.
    Would appreciate any and all info on him, I am at a roadblock of his ancestors.
     
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    Welcome Joe.

    I have moved your post to our U.S.A. section as it is more suited there.
     
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    Ma-dotcom A Bonza Little Digger!

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    GrannyBarb Custodian of the Family Accounts

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    Hi, Joe. Welcome! I'm probably going to tell you stuff you already know, but bear with me. Also, I'm going to try not to name any potentially living folks per forum rules.

    1930 Federal Census; District 26, Lakewood, Jefferson Co, Colorado:
    Bean, Frank L , age 41, married, age at marriage 21, born Texas, father born Pennsylvania, mother born Texas, occupation is "Gen Forman", at M.S. T&T Co., war veteran=no
    Bean, Clara Y, age 37, married, age at marriage 18, born Texas, father born Missouri, mother born Illinois.
    Bean, son age 18, single, born Texas
    Bean, son age 14, single, born Oklahoma

    1920 Federal Census; District 0264, Greeley Ward 1, Weld County, Colorado:
    Bean, Frank, age 38, born TX, father b. Minnesota, mother b. TX, Occ is "Construction Foreman", at telephone company... T&T above would mean Telephone and Telegraph :)
    Bean, Clara, age 27, born TX, father b. MO, mother b. IL
    Bean, son, age 8, born TX
    Bean, son age 3 and 3/12, born OK.

    I'm not finding him in 1910 or 1900 using search. It might be worth it to do a visual scan of Hay County, TX in 1910. But that takes time I don't have at the moment.

    Do you know if Frank had any siblings? If so, names and approximate birth years would be helpful.

    Do you need help with Clara's family also?

    If we go back far enough, perhaps you will be connected to my New England colonial Beans! :)
     
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    GrannyBarb Custodian of the Family Accounts

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    According to the Denver Public Library newspaper death index, notices for Frank K Bean appear in both the Denver Post and Rocky Mountain News on May 12, 13, 14 and 15. Here's a link to the index pdf:

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    https://history.denverlibrary.org/sites/history/files/DPL_1935_1939_Death_Index_0_1.pdf
    Page 114 of the pdf file has this listings. Here's the page where that came from:
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    https://history.denverlibrary.org/research/obituaries
    At the bottom in the comments is an instruction to use the Contact option in the upper right corner and fill in the contact form to request a copy of the notices, which hopefully have names of parents, siblings, etc.

    I've got some poking around to do in Texas still, but don't know when I can get to it.
     
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    GrannyBarb Custodian of the Family Accounts

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    Okay. A correction. Marlin, TX is in FALLS County. I found a notice on their Genweb site:
    THE MARLIN DEMOCRAT
    Fifteenth Year - Number 23
    Marlin, Texas, Thursday, August 4, 1904

    LOCALS.
    Frank G. Bean spent Monday and Tuesday in the city, having come up to see his aged mother who still resides at her home in the western portion of the city. Mr. Bean was a citizen of Marlin twenty years since and bis old friends greeted him cordially. He is now a resident of Houston where he is engaged in the wholesale lumber business, being a member of a strong company.


    Copyright permission granted to Theresa Carhart and her volunteers for printing by The Democrat, Marlin, Falls Co., Texas
    If this is Frank K's father...
    Frank G. Bean and Dixie M. Shelten, married 05 Jul 1877; Falls, Texas

    The genweb page has a link back to FamilySearch.
     
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  7. Archie's Mum

    Archie's Mum Always digging up clues

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    1900 Census Family Search has found:
    Houston City ward 3 Harris Texas
    Frank G Bean 47 born Massachusetts
    Dixie Bean 42 born Mississippi
    Gilbert 16 Texas
    Louis 7 Texas
    Susie 5 Texas
    Dist. 75
    Sheet Number 7a
    Household ID 125
    Line 37
    Affiliate T623
    GS 124642
    Digital Folder 004118496
    Image 00385
     
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    This could be worth having a look at:
    Family Search has a family tree:
    Martha Dixie Shelton born 1858 Panola County Mississippi, father James mother Mary Thomas
    Married Frank G Bean born 1853.
    Children, although no Frank Kirby are, Mary 1879, Gilbert 1884, Louis 1893 and Susie Ardelia. There is a gap between Mary and Gilbert which could be Frank Kirby
    Franks mother is down as Ardelia or Delia
    Also on My Heritage, that I can't access is Martha Dixie Bean born Shelten son Wilbur Everett Bean and 5 siblings. Martha's brother as (Judge) William Shelten and 7 siblings.
    You may have some leads there.
     
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    Thanks, Sue. I saw the F G Bean 1900 census. Dixie's listing says she had 7 children and 5 were still living. The state of birth is different from those on Frank K's censi. I tried following this bunch forward without any joy. I also tried again to find Frank K in 1910 or 1900 without luck.

    Between connection problems and misfiring synapses today... no forward progress here. :oops:
     
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    Getting back to the son Gilbert another enquiry appears for him where it is said that on his death cert in 1934 his father's name is given as 'Gilbert' and was born in Massachusetts. So I am guessing that Dad was Frank Gilbert Bean.
    His WW1 draft says that his nearest relative was Mrs DM Bean 2109 Ave H Galverston Texas.
    I can't find a Wilbur Everett but then can't find Frank K either.
     
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    Then there is this one:-
    Frank G. Bean
    United States Census, 1910
    birth: 1862 Pennsylvania
    residence: 1910 Worcester, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States
    spouse: Mary E. Bean
    children:Franklin B. Bean, Raymond B. Bean, Helen B. Bean, Ethel B. Bean, Blanche B. Bean.
    ...................
    Perhaps an earlier dtr
    ame George M. Ruth,-22. B.1880ish
    Event Type Marriage
    Event Date 08 Apr 1902, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States
    Father's Name Frank A. Ruth
    Mother's Name Hannah Ruth
    Spouse's Name Emma S. Bean
    Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated) 1883
    Spouse's Father's Name Frank G. Bean
    Spouse's Mother's Name Bean
    ............
    He may have married a Mary Catherine Ellis-taken from her death notice. Unsure how much to post here.B. Fairfield Illinois.
    ............
    Are we just presuming on Frank G. Bean from Barbs find in #6?
     
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    Could it be that Frank Kirby Bean was the child of another couple ie Mrs /Miss Kirby? perhaps a widow who married Mr. Bean?
    not finding his birth as Bean.
     
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    Yes! :oops:
     
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    Just noticed in 1920 census,# 4- the Family above Franks Bean's is Joseph Mahanay 24 & his Mother Anna R. Mahanay.
     
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    1910 census....just stabbing the dark here :oops:
    Frank Bean age 28 gas fitter boarding with Mcclaffery's Amarillo Texas. Birth place Pennsylvania.
     
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    Parents born "United States" no help there. I don't know if it is a logical progression from gas fitter to telephone construction foreman. Possible, I guess. That, and Amarillo is not very close to Falls County.

    The more I think about it, Frank G was probably a red herring.
     
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    Okay. Had a momentary bright idea. :) Checked at the Texas State Archives for vital records and newspaper info. They do not hold records or newspapers for either Falls or Hays counties (Marlin, San Marcos, New Braunfels, etc.) for the time frames that would be helpful to us. Followed directions to the County level holdings, mostly via the University system with same result (meaning no help). :headbang: I tried getting creative with census searching with no promising results. I also looked at the local library websites. There might be something there, but would require an in-person visit.

    I think I want to hold off until we hear again from Joe to see if he has any other help for us.
     
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    Smart thinking GrannyBarb ;)
     
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    Checking this out, I wonder just where Frank KBean was in 1910. Was he on the move & so not registered for census anywhere?

    F.K. Bean married Miss Clara Y. Mahanay
    04 Sep 1910 Hays, Texas, United States
    Page 581
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    Clara Mahaney
    Daughter
    United States Census, 1910 15-25th April
    birth: 1892 Texas
    residence: 1910 San Marcos Ward 2, Hays, Texas, United States
    mother: Annie Mahaney
    other: Joseph Mahaney 20, Ora T. Mahaney 18. Clara Mahaney- 15.
    [names from both of Clara's sibs were given to one of her sons.]

    P.S. any suggestion of Indian heritage for Frank?
     
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    I couldn't help myself and after coming in for a break from the garden I decided to do a little more snooping around here.
    I found a very old, 2001, Genealogy.com enquiry asking if Clara Bean could have married a 'Stacy' after the death of Frank.
    So I found on California death Index on Family Search:
    Clara Bean Stacy, born 26 July 1892, death 22 January 1982, Father Mahaney, mother Breeze.
    The enquiry also mentioned that she was known as Carrie born Johnson County to Joseph Perry Mahanay and Anna Breeze.
    Not that this is an answer to the original question. Just an interesting find.
    So far no marriage found for Stacy/Bean
     
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