|Birth: ||Feb. 13, 1900|
|Death: ||Oct. 2, 1955|
Jack was the tenth of twelve children born to Milton and Henrietta Elizabeth (Sprague) Bean. He married Annis Malinda (Burwell) in 1921 and they had three children: Helen Grace, Norma Montana and Beverly Gale.
From "The Rosebud"
Bean Family newsletter
Volume 1, Number 4, Page 3
Written by Annis Bean, wife of Andrew Jackson Bean
Andrew Jackson Bean, better known throughout his lifetime as Jack, was born February 13, 1900, on the old Bean ranch in the Centennial Valley. He was the tenth child and the fourth son of Henrietta (Sprague) and (Jasper) ‘Milton' Bean. He spent his early childhood and received his schooling in the Centennial Valley. He went to work at the age of 13 for Joe Buck at the upper end of the valley.
In 1916, he went to northern Montana, where his sister, Rose lived. And worked in the flax fields. That fall, he with his brothers, Sunny and Ellis, went through Yellowstone Park with teams and wagons. He started working for the P & O (Poindexter & Orr), where W.D. Sandy was foreman, in 1917.
Too young to serve in World War I, he stayed in the valley and remembered well the U.S. Cavalry coming to buy remounts. Several were horses he had broken himself. As he told the story, "they always picked the best ones and left us the rough one."
A very active and capable cowboy, he loved horses and rode in rodeos whenever the chance offered. In the fall of 1920, he told of going to the Dillon rodeo with friends Charlie Tears, Phil Lyons and Brigham Young.
Jack lived the life of a cowboy from the very first. He told of "ridden" poison, roundups, branding, roping, ridden "the rough string," and all the things it took to be a cowboy. A hard life, but one he loved and enjoyed to the fullest.
The Bean family was quite musically inclined and Jack and his father, Milton, played for many of the dances. Milton played the violin and Jack played the piano and the guitar.
During this time, cowboys were single men. The P & O outfit held true to this policy, and when Jack married Annis M. Burwell on February 22, 1921, in Idaho Falls, Idaho, he knew he was out of a job. They moved to Monida, but shortly afterward W.D. Sandy came after him to go back. Jack wouldn't go without his bride. W.D. accepted this and said, "We'll make out!" They moved back to the P & O in the spring of 1923, Jack took up a homestead in Blind Canyon, a side canyon of Clover Creek. They got out all the logs for their cabin from the Wolverine Canyon that summer. They were still living in Blind Canyon when, on January 29, 1925, their first child, Helen Grace, was born in Monida.
Continuing to live on Blind Canyon and running a trap line in the winters, Jack contracted work in the summers. He got out posts and poles, house logs and contracted hay.
On the 25th of December, 1927, their second child, another daughter, Norma Montana, was born on the Stauduhar Place.
In the fall of 1930, they moved to Monida to send Helen to school. A niece and nephew also stayed with them to attend school. On November 2, 1930, their last daughter, Beverly Gale, was born.
Salmon Post Register
October 4, 1955
Jack Bean Buried At Services Held Wednesday
Funeral services for A. J. (Jack) Bean were held at the Jones Funeral Home Wednesday, October 5, at 2 p.m. with the Rev. E. F. Ellis of the Episcopal Church of Idaho Falls officiating.
Mr. Bean died suddenly Oct. 2 at his home in Salmon. He was born Feb. 13, 1900 on the family ranch in the Centennial Valley near Dillon, the son of Milton and Henrietta Bean. He spent his early life there, receiving his schooling and grew to manhood.
He was married to Annis Burwell in Idaho Falls Feb. 22, 1921. The young couple made their home on a ranch in the Centennial Valley until 1936 when they moved to Dillon where Mr. Bean was employed by the Montana Auto Supply.
In 1938 the family came to Salmon where Mr. Bean operated the Valley Chevrolet in partnership with Eddie and Carl Pappetti until 1942. At this time he purchased the interest of the Pappetto Brothers and operated the company until 1945 when he sold it to Blair and Tingle. He then purchased the school buses from Vern McDonald which he has operated since that time.
He is survived by his widow, Annis; three daughters, Helen Smith and Beverly Gott of Salmon; Norma Perry of Idaho Falls; 10 grandchildren; Jack E., Jim E., Jane E., and Judy Smith; Ricky, Donny, Vyckie Sue Perry; Jonny, Linda and Stevie Gott; the following sisters and brothers, Rose Noyes of Chinook, Montana; Maude McBride of Armstead, Grace of Dillon; Roberta McDowell of Dillon; Sunny Bean of Mondia, Montana; and Farmer Bean of Gold Creek, Montana; several nieces and nephews. Two brothers and three sisters preceded him in death.
Two vocal solos were sung by Dale Kinner, accompanist, WyNona Welch. Pallbearers were Frank Kerin, E. C. Bolander, Jerry Van Houten, Guy Nix, Babe Buck and A. W. Sandy.
Dillon Daily Tribune
October 4, 1955
A. J. Bean Dies At Home in Salmon, Idaho
Andrew Jack Bean, long-time resident of the Centennial Valley, died at his home in Salmon, Idaho, Sunday, Oct. 2. He had many friends in Dillon and throughout the county
Mr. Bean spent his early life as a cowboy on his father's ranch in the Valley and in working for the old P & O ranch near Dillon. Later he homesteaded on the Clover Creek near Monida. In the late 30's he was a car salesman for the Montana Auto Company in Dillon. Later he purchased the Valley Chevrolet Garage at Salmon, and at the time of his death was owner of the school bus line there.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Annis Bean; three daughters, Mrs. Helen Smith, Salmon; Mrs. Norma Perry, Idaho Falls, and Mrs. Beverly Gott of Salmon. There are ten grandchildren. Sisters are Mrs. Rose Noves (*Noyes), Chinook; Mrs. Maude McBride, Lima; Mrs. Grace Judy, Dillon; and Mrs. Roberta McDowell, Dillon. Brothers are Milton H. Bean, Monida, and Farmer Bean, Gold Creek, Montana.
Funeral services were held this afternoon at 2 o'clock in Salmon.
Though he had been through a critical illness two years ago, Mr. Bean had recently been in good health. He passed away in his sleep early Sunday.
Milton Jasper Bean (1861 - 1943)
Henrietta Elizabeth Sprague Bean (1863 - 1935)
Annis Melinda Burwell Bean (1904 - 1999)*
Mary Ida Bean Torp (1881 - 1952)*
Emma Survinia Bean (1884 - 1909)*
Elizabeth Russell Bean (1886 - 1906)*
Mark Owens Bean (1888 - 1918)*
Rosa Belle Bean Noyes (1890 - 1986)*
Henrietta Maude Bean McBride (1892 - 1962)*
Grace Leara Bean Judy (1893 - 1959)*
Milton Henry Bean (1896 - 1974)*
Ellis Jordan Bean (1898 - 1941)*
Andrew Jackson Bean (1900 - 1955)
Roberta Eunice Bean McDowell (1903 - 1979)*
Farmer Floyd Bean (1905 - 1965)*
Created by: Sharon
Record added: Jul 22, 2005
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