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Bean, Willard Washington, 1868-1949



  • Existence: 1868 - 1949

Biographical History

Willard Washington Bean (1868-1949) was an author in Utah.

Willard Washington Bean was born on May 16, 1868 in Provo, Utah to George Washington Bean and Elizabeth Baum. He served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the southern states in 1893. On May 3, 1899 he married Gussie D. Felts and they had two children. After Gussie died in 1909 Willard married Rebecca Rosetta Peterson on September 17, 1914 in Manti, Utah and they had four children.

FamilySearch, via WWW, August 25, 2016 (Willard Washington Bean; b. May 16, 1868 in Provo, Utah; parents were George Washington Bean and Elizabeth Baum; d. Sep. 25, 1949 in Salt Lake City, Utah; served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to the southern states in 1893; m. Gussie D. Felts on May 3, 1899 and they had two children; Gussie died in 1909; m. Rebecca Rosetta Peterson on Sep. 17, 1914 in Manti, Utah and they had four children)

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

George Washington Bean diaries

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1038
Scope and Contents Handwritten diaries, two autobiographies, account books, patriarchal blessings, biographies of family members, and Bean family history and genealogy. Bean writes about his early life and migration to Utah; his work as an Indian interpreter from 1852 to 1853; his pursuit of the Ute chief, Walker, in 1854; his Indian mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Las Vegas, Nevada from 1855 to 1856; his life in Provo, Utah; his participation in the Black Hawk Indian War; and...
Dates: 1852-1897

Rebecca Peterson Bean speech

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230321736]
Identifier: MSS SC 2273
Scope and Contents

Typewritten talk given in the fall of 1964 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Rebecca Bean lived in the Joseph Smith house from 1915 to 1939. She talks about the anit-Mormon sentiments of many of her neighbors and tells about how she and her husband, Willard Washington Bean, coped with these issues.

Dates: 1964

Willard Washington Bean autobiography

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230312826]
Identifier: MSS SC 1529
Scope and Contents

Softbound photocopy of a typewritten autobiography which includes a newsclipping from "The Church News." Willard W. Bean served the Mormon Church for 29 years and acquired many properties for the Mormon Church in New York State, including the Hill Cumorah.

Dates: 1880-1978

Willard Washington Beans papers

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230321710]
Identifier: MSS SC 2271
Scope and Contents

Photocopies of a typewritten autobiography, a newspaper clipping, a Mormon Church blessing, and an essay. Also included are photocopies of handwritten letters received by Bean. These items include letters received from Mormon Church leaders Heber J. Grant and J. Golden Kimball. Bean was a missionary to the Southern States and lived in Palmyra, New York from 1915 to 1939.

Dates: 1893-1978

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Autobiographies 3
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints 3
Missions and Missionaries 3
Diaries 2
Latter Day Saint churches -- Missions -- Southern States -- History 2