Individual Record 2200

Name}   Bean, Charles Sumner Family History} Hancock                
  Title} (senior) Race} White Sex} Male
Birth:   Date} Fam   1 Dec 1865 Place} Bedford, Taylor, Iowa
Marr.: Date} Fam              1886 Place}       (Link)
Death: Date} Exa  12 Dec 1955 Place}   , Napa, California
Burial: Date} Cir   15 Dec 1955 Place}  
  Grave Marker}  
Source 1} 1201=1900 USA cen
Source 2} 1202=1910 USA cen
Source 3} 1203=1920 USA cen
Source 4} 1204=1930 USA cen
Source 5} 277 = Death record
Source 6} 521 = Death record
Source 7} 1200=Family history
Source 8} 1205=Family history
Source 9}  
Source 10} 
Parents: } John Morton Bean & Abigal E. (Abby) White
   Relationship No.} 760
1st Household No.}  
      Occupation 1}  
       Occupation 2}  
Spouses:    First} Peck, Esther Ellen
 Total Number of} 1
Notes:  Charles spent his first 20 years in Taylor County, Iowa.  He then married Esther.

Charles worked as a sharecropper and moved his young family from place to place.  He and his wife raised five children who were born in Nebraska from 1888 to 1894.  In 1900 he was working as a day laborer and teamster in Omaha City, Nebraska.

Later that year Charles moved his family to Sonoma County, California.  In 1904 Charles contracted to buy 40 acres near Woodworth Station, California, from the P&S Railroad.

In 1910 the family, including his mother-in-law, was living at Hessel Station Village in Analy Township of Sonoma County.  Charles worked as a farmer and poultryman.  They remained there in 1920.

Eventually, Charles and his sons dug a well, built two houses (the second one was much nicer and was built about 1924), a water tower, and a barn — and the Woodworth property became their home.  By 1930 Charles owned the property free and clear and it became a fruit farm.

Charles was remembered for his Gravenstein apples, grapes, and berries.  A neighbor remembered seeing him ride in his horse-drawn buggy by their house on Petersen Road in Cotati and she would yell at him "Hello Old Charlie Bean" and he would sometimes stop and give all the kids a ride on the wagon before returning to his house.  Charles sold the property about 1943.  It is still standing and is located almost at the intersection of Blank Road and Petersen Road.
Time of Birth}   Time of Death}   Fraternal/Social}  
Baptism Date}   Place}   Charles Sumner Bean
Confirm. Date}   Photo} Charles in 1913
Immigr'n Date} N/A Port} N/A
Education: Grade}              or Top 2 Degrees}  
Military: Service} None
Health Condition}  
  Cause of Death}  
Last Updated
by} Dan Hancock
Date Updated}   9 May 2010
Date Created}    4 Mar 2010
Copyright © 2010 by Daniel W. Hancock.  All Rights Reserved.

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