|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}|
|Parents: } John Morton Bean & Abigal E. (Abby) White|
Relationship No.} 760
|1st Household No.}|
| Occupation 1} |
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}|
|Confirm. Date}||Photo} Charles in 1913|
|Immigr'n Date} N/A||Port} N/A|
|Education: Grade} or Top 2 Degrees}|
|Military: Service} None|
Cause of Death}
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