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Stephen Lyford Bean, Sr
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Birth: Mar. 25, 1851
Franklin County
New York, USA
Death: Mar. 24, 1918
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA

•See Elizabeth 'Mary' Campbell Metcalf.
•See Claud C. Kyle.
•See Charles M. Patek.
•See Minnie Schoenmann Cohen.

Civil War Veteran

1895 Minnesota State Census, Brainerd, Crow Wing County, Ward 02, line #37, family #312:
Bean, Stephen L., age 45, b. 1850 New York
Bean, Mary J., age 40, b. 1855 Wisconsin
Bean, William L., age 17, b. 1878 Wisconsin
Bean, Guy, age 16, b. 1879 Wisconsin
Bean, Alberta, age 12, b. 1883 Wisconsin
Bean, Ray, age 10, b. 1885 Wisconsin
Bean, Marie E., age 7, b. 1888 North Dakota
Bean, Ione, age 5, b. 1890 North Dakota
Bean, Stephen, age 2, b. 1893 North Dakota

              New Y. M. C. A. Officers.

      The Y. M. C. A. on Wednesday evening elected officers for the ensuing year as follows:
      President—S. L. Bean.
      1st Vice Pres.—Joseph Warner.
      2nd Vice Pres.—R. G. Vallentyne.
      Secretary—C. D. McKay.
      Treasurer—A. E. Losey.
      Trustee—R. F. Walters, Prof. Bigg, John Larson and Prof. J. A. Wilson. (Brainerd Dispatch, 08 April 1898, p. 8, c. 3)

      S. L. Bean has purchased the brick residence property on [409 North] Fourth street, just north of Mr. Wieland's, from W. D. McKay. (Brainerd Dispatch, 31 March 1899, p. 8, c. 1)

      Seventeen members of the junior and sophomore classes of the State University, who are now studying machine construction, came to this city on Tuesday for the purpose of seeing how the work is done in the N. P. machine shop. They were accompanied by Prof. Gill, engineering instructor, and Prof. Tate, instructor of carpentry. They spent the afternoon at the shops, and were entertained in the evening at the home of Master Mechanic Bean, Messrs. Will and Guy Bean of this city, being of the party. They brought the University yell with them. (Brainerd Dispatch, 27 October 1899, p. 8, c. 1)

      Mr. and Mrs. S. L. Bean and family will move into the house recently occupied by Mr. and Mrs. O. O. Winter, Mr. Bean having purchased it some months since. Mr. and Mrs. E. O. Parks will occupy the house in which Mr. Bean now lives, and the place now occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Parks will probably be rented by Mr. Clouston, of the Arena, who expects to move his family here shortly from Minneapolis. (Brainerd Dispatch, 02 February 1900, p. 8, c. 1)

      Master Mechanic S. L. Bean on Tuesday bought the brick residence property on 4th street north belonging to F. L. Barnes, formerly general foreman of the shops here. Mr. Bean will make needed improvements, when it will be one of the most desirable residence properties in the city. (Brainerd Dispatch, 04 May 1900, p. 10, c. 1)

      A party of N. P. officials were in the city on Saturday and went through the shops. In the party was President Mellen, General Manager Kendrick, General Superintendent M. C. Kimberley [sic], General Traffic Manager Hannaford, General Passenger Agent Chas. S. Fee, and several minor officials. They were conducted through the shops by Master Mechanic S. L. Bean, and were much impressed by the crowded condition of the shops, and the urgent necessity for the immediate construction of the new shops as contemplated. The party had been up over the B. & N. M. to Bemidji, where work on the extension to Rainy River by the N. P. is about to begin. (Brainerd Dispatch, 03 August 1900, p. 8, c. 2)

      Master Mechanic S. L. Bean and family are enjoying a visit from Mr. Bean's father, J. L. Bean, of Atlantic, Iowa. (Brainerd Dispatch, 12 April 1901, p. 8, c. 3)

      Mr. and Mrs. S. L. Bean and Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Cole visited Mille Lacs Lake last Saturday. A delicious meal of walleyed pike enjoyed by the invited was evidence of their skill with the rod. (Brainerd Dispatch, 31 May 1901, p. 8, c. 1)


   Master Mechanic Bean Now has Charge
            of Three More Round Houses
               and Additional Trackage.

      Master Mechanic S. L. Bean has been notified that his jurisdiction has been extended to include all of the Manitoba or D. & M. division of the Northern Pacific south of the boundary line. Heretofore Mr. Bean's jurisdiction did not extend further than Winnipeg Jct. and this did not even include the round house at the junction. The new addition adds three roundhouses to the present number under the supervision of Master Mechanic Bean, one each at Winnipeg Jct., East Grand Forks and Pembina.
      This action was taken as a result of the sale of the N. P. line in the Dominion of Canada to the Canadian Government.
      Saturday officials of the road returned from over this line having been at Winnipeg making final arrangements for the transfer of the line. The party consisted of President Mellen, Third Vice President Hannaford, General Auditor M. P. Martin, General Store Keeper R. M. Lambert and G. K. Pierce, assistant to the president.
      Second Vice President J. W. Kendrick and Supt. of Motive Power A. Lovell are in the city today conferring with Master Mechanic Bean.
      Mr. Bean's jurisdiction now extends over 231 miles and includes something like 1300 miles of track. (Brainerd Dispatch, 07 June 1901, p. 3, c. 2)

                  RAILROAD GOSSIP.

      Supt. S. L. Bean, of the N. P. Shops in this city, leaves on Wednesday for his new field of activity in New Mexico. Nothing has been given out regarding Mr. Bean's successor, but it has been intimated that it would be a man who is in line for promotion, and not some one from another road. It is rumored that Supt. Clarkson, of the Livingston shops, is booked for the position here. There is an unfounded rumor that Mr. Bean was asked to resign his position here, but this is not so. Mr. Bean resigned on his own accord and the report does him an injustice. He has held the position of master mechanic here for about eight years, and has been a most capable and efficient official, and his departure with his estimable family will be greatly regretted by their large circle of friends made during their residence here. (Brainerd Daily Dispatch, 08 June 1903, p. 3, c. 4)

S. L. Bean,
Master Mechanic and Shop Superintendent., August 31, 1893 to June 10, 1903
      S. L. Bean, mechanical superintendent, Santa Fe Ry., Los Angeles, Cal., was born on March 25, 1851, at Franklin, Franklin County, New York, and educated in the public schools of Manchester, N. H. Upon completing a machinist apprenticeship in the Manchester Locomotive Works in 1873, he entered railway service in Jan., 1874, with the Wisconsin Central Ry. at Stevens Point, Wis., since which he has been consecutively, March, 1879, to Jan. 10, 1880, machinist and assistant general foreman for the Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Ry.; Feb. 1, to Feb. 11, 1880, machinist, Northern Pacific Ry., Brainerd, Minn.; Feb. 11, 1880, to Dec. 1881, in charge of locomotive and car repairs for the construction department, North Dakota; Dec., 1881 to June 15, 1887, division master mechanic, Yellowstone Division, Glendive, Mont.; June 15, 1887, to Sept 1, 1893, master mechanic, Dakota Division, Fargo, N. D.; Sept. 1, 1893, to Nov. 1, 1902, master mechanic, Minnesota and Lake Superior divisions, Brainerd, Minn.; Nov. 1, 1902 to June 10, 1903, shop superintendent; June 10, 1903, to April 20, 1904, division master mechanic for the A. T. & S. F. Ry., Albuquerque, N. M.; April 20, 1904, to date, mechanical superintendent. Office, Los Angeles, Cal. (Santa Fe Employees' Magazine, Railway Exchange, Chicago; Volume IV, Number 4, March 1910, p. 44)


      Stephen L. Bean, mechanical superintendent of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Coast Lines, died at Los Angeles, Cal. on March 24. He was born in Franklin county, N. Y., on March 26 [sic], 1854 [sic]. He learned the machinist trade in the Manchester Locomotive Works and entered railway service with the Wisconsin Central in 1874. He was afterwards employed as machinist and foreman by the Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha, at North Hudson, Wis., the St. Paul & Duluth at St. Paul, Minn., and the Northern Pacific. In February, 1881, he was made foreman of that road in charge of locomotives and equipment engaged in construction work in western North Dakota, which position he held until March 1, 1882. On that date he was appointed master mechanic at Glendive, Mont., was later transferred to Fargo, N. D., and from September 1, 1893, to November 1, 1902, he was master mechanic at Brainerd, Minn. On November 1, 1902, he was appointed shop superintendent of the Northern Pacific at Brainerd. Since June 10, 1903, he has been with the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe, originally as master mechanic at Albuquerque, N. M., and on April 20, 1904, was appointed mechanical superintendent of the Coast Lines, which position he held until the time of his death. (Railway Mechanical Engineer, Volume 92, Number 6, June 1918, p. 372) 
Family links: 
  Mary Isabelle Albertie Bean (1855 - 1930)*
  William Lloyd Bean (1878 - 1942)*
  Guy Myron Bean (1879 - 1962)*
  Stephen Lyford Bean (1893 - 1896)*
*Calculated relationship
Evergreen Cemetery
Crow Wing County
Minnesota, USA
Plot: Block 8, Lot 5, SWC
Created by: A. Nelson
Record added: Oct 18, 2012
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Stephen Lyford Bean, Sr
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Stephen Lyford Bean, Sr
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Stephen Lyford Bean, Sr
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