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Francis Atherton Bean, Sr
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Birth: Jan. 15, 1840
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Feb. 20, 1930
Hennepin County
Minnesota, USA

Francis Atherton Bean Sr. was born in Watertown, Massachusetts in 1840, and came to Minnesota with his parents in 1855. In about 1865 he traveled by covered wagon from Minnesota to Helena, Montana, returning to Minnesota in 1872. During his absence, his father purchased a small flour mill in Faribault, Minnesota. Francis operated the mill, rebuilding after a fire in the 1880s, until his debts forced him to sell the mill in 1891. Later that year, at the age of 51, he leased a mill in New Prague, Minnesota, and from it built the company, International Milling, that was to become International Multifoods Corporation in January of 1970. IMCO was headed by three generations of the Bean family. Francis Atherton Bean Sr. died on February 20, 1930. In that year his business partner, William L. Harvey, became president of International Milling Company and his son, Francis Atherton Bean, Jr., became vice president.


1) Minnesota Historical Society's web page "F.A. Bean: an Inventory of his Papers at the Minnesota Historical Society." 
Family links: 
  Samuel Pike Bean (1810 - 1891)
  Mahala Clark Bean (1810 - 1874)
  Ella Jane Tennant Bean (1850 - 1913)*
  Francis Atherton Bean (1878 - 1955)*
  Helen Louisa Bean (1881 - 1882)*
  Charles Samuel Bean (1885 - 1885)*
  Alfred Clark Bean (1834 - 1919)*
  Samuel L Bean (1838 - 1919)*
  Francis Atherton Bean (1840 - 1930)
  Harriet Ellen Bean Mallery (1850 - 1934)*
*Calculated relationship
Maple Lawn Cemetery
Rice County
Minnesota, USA
Created by: MacBean
Record added: Apr 15, 2011
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Francis Atherton Bean, Sr
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Francis Atherton Bean, Sr
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Francis Atherton Bean, Sr
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- MacBean
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