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Columbus Lee Been
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Birth: Jun. 21, 1871
Sebastian County
Arkansas, USA
Death: Sep. 3, 1951
Murray County
Oklahoma, USA

Columbus Lee Been & Amanda Joanna (Carter) Been were married on December 22, 1892 in Sebastian Co, AR.

Laid to rest in a family plot:
C. Lee Been & Amanda Been
Son: Clyde Been
Grandson: Charles Duane Been


Printed in The Davis News on Sept. 6, 1951; Reprinted with permission

C. L. Been, Pioneer
Farmer, Passes Away

C. L. Been, 80, retired farmer who has resided in this vicinity 55 years, died at his home in this city Monday night. Five years ago he sustained a stroke since when he had been an invalid. He had been bedfast three weeks

Services were at the First Baptist church Wednesday at 2:30 p.m., Rev. Jim House officiating, assisted by Rev. Geo. L. Hart. Burial was in Green Hill cemetery under direction of Bahner funeral home.

Columbus Lee Been was born in Greenwood, Ark., June 21, 1871, and came to this community from Sabastian county. He had been a member of the Baptist church 50 years.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Amanda Been of the home; eight daughters, Mrs. H. F. Williams, Davis Okla.; Mrs. W. D. Smith, Deer Island, Oregon; Mrs. J. F. Martin, Elmore City, Okla.; Mrs. Melvin Birdwell, Wirt, Okla.; Mrs. Carl Anderson, Madill, Okla.; Mrs. A. L. Salmon, Lawton, Okla.; Mrs. Sam Brown, Clinton, Okla., and Mrs. Ray Tabor, Dallas, Texas; two sons, Arthur Been, Penwell, Texas, and Woodrow Been, Fillmore, Calif.; three sisters, Mrs. Jessie Coleman, Fort Smith, Ark.; Mrs. Beulah Davis, Greenwood, Ark., and Mrs. Dealie Helm in California; five brothers, Mitchell of Okemah, Okla.; Ruff and Joe of Greenwood, Ark.; Virgil of Tulsa, Okla., and Les of Calif.; 34 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren.

A son Clyde passed away at the age of seven years.

Bahner Funeral Home Record
Columbus L. Been
Father: Hugh L. Been
Mother: John Ann Autry
Family links: 
  Hugh L. Been (1847 - 1920)
  John Anna Autry Been (1851 - 1937)
  Amanda Carter Been (1872 - 1967)*
  Pearl Been Williams (1893 - 1988)*
  Rena Mae Been Smith (1895 - 1957)*
  Eva Clo Been Martin (1897 - 1976)*
  Arthur Lee Been (1900 - 1983)*
  Ethel J Been Birdwell (1902 - 1989)*
  Minnie Etta Been Anderson (1904 - 1997)*
  Amanda Myrl Been Salmon (1906 - 1980)*
  Jessie Ruth Been Brown (1909 - 1993)*
  Woodrow Been (1912 - 1996)*
  Clyde Been (1917 - 1924)*
  Marjorie Glenn Been Tabor (1918 - 2002)*
  William H. Been (1869 - 1902)*
  Columbus Lee Been (1871 - 1951)
  Joseph Land Been (1876 - 1963)*
  Adelia Alta Been Helms (1880 - 1972)*
  Rufus Hugh L. Been (1882 - 1960)*
  Minnie E. Been (1884 - 1904)*
  Jessie Bell Been Coleman (1886 - 1963)*
  Grover Allen Been (1888 - 1907)*
  Beulah Davis (1890 - 1978)*
  Hartice Hazard Been (1896 - 1910)*
*Calculated relationship
Green Hill Cemetery
Murray County
Oklahoma, USA
Plot: Old South, Blk S7, Row 10
Maintained by: sunfire333
Originally Created by: J&G Sanders
Record added: Sep 17, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 42078413
Columbus Lee Been
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Columbus Lee Been
Added by: J&G Sanders
Columbus Lee Been
Added by: J&G Sanders
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In memory of my husband's Great-Grandfather~ Columbus Lee Been
- MJ's FamilyTree
 Added: Sep. 17, 2016

- sunfire333
 Added: Nov. 14, 2012
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 Added: Dec. 9, 2009

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