The Journal and Tribune, Knoxville, Tenn., Thursday Morning, May 4, 1916, page 7. "BEAN - James K. P. Bean, seventy years of age, one of the veterans of the union army and a survivor of the Sultana disaster, which steamer was destroyed in the Mississippi river, resulting in the loss of 1,700 lives, died Wednesday night at 7:45 o'clock at the Lincoln Memorial hospital, where he had been for two weeks. For the past two or three years, his health had been failing and this illness became critical three weeks ago. Mr. Bean was a native of Knox county and spent the greater part of his life in this section. He was a member of the Third Tennessee Cavalry, in Company I,serving through the war. His regiment was on the steamer Sultana being taken north to be mustered out when the steamer was destroyed by an explosion and fire that followed on the morning of April 27, 1865. Mr. Bean was a consistent Christian, having been converted at the age of eighteen years. He was a member of Macedonia M. E. church, South. His death removes a spendid citizen, and a large number will mourn his passing. The deceased is survived by five sons, W. P. of Knoxville, a locomotive engineer for the Southern Railway; J. H., of St. Louis, also a locomotive engineer; Rev. George, and David of Knoxville, and R. F. of Oakwood. For several years, Mr. Bean resided with his son R F. at 105 Quincy avenue, Oakwood. The following daughters also survive him: Mrs. Alma Hensley, Mrs. Laura Palmer, Mrs. Nora Widby, of Knoxville, and Mrs. Elizabeth Brown, of Shook's Gap. Funeral announcements will be made later."