Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Beans in:
 • Whitehead Memorial Museum
 • Del Rio
 • Val Verde County
 • Texas
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Sam Bean
Birth: May 18, 1874
San Antonio
Bexar County
Texas, USA
Death: May 5, 1907
Del Rio
Val Verde County
Texas, USA

Saloon Keeper, Folk Figure. Sam Bean was raised in Langtry, Texas. His father was a famous Judge known as "Law, West of the Pecos," his mother was a Spanish woman. His parents were married in San Antonio soon after the Civil War. About 1914 Sam moved to Del Rio, Texas, opening a saloon and dance hall. Sam was married to a Spanish lady and he was about 30 years old at the time of his death. He and his wife was going to a Mexican Fiesta when they met up with Cliserio Orasco and his wife, they had been having a family feud. It is said that when they encountered one another Sam pulled his revolver and began shooting Cliserio, never fatally only slight wounds, firing four bullets from his revolver, one of the bullets went through Cliserio's right shoulder preventing him from using that arm. However, Cliserio used his left hand and stabbed Sam nine times. Fatally stabbing him twice in the abdomen, which caused Sam Bean to die at 1 a.m. on Tuesday May 7, 1903. Cliserio Orasco was a quiet well liked painter. Sam was the youngest son of his parents and he was survived by a brother Roy and two sisters. No charges were ever brought against Cliserio Orasco due to the fact everyone agreed that Sam Bean was in the wrong, Cliserio was only defending himself. (bio by: Shock) 
Family links: 
  Roy Bean (1825 - 1903)
  Maria Anastacia Chavez Charles (1844 - 1922)
  Sam Bean (1874 - 1907)
  Soledad C. Charles (1885 - 1951)**
  Virginia Charles Casanova (1887 - 1950)**
*Calculated relationship
Whitehead Memorial Museum
Del Rio
Val Verde County
Texas, USA
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Jan 01, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 1340

- Janis•E
 Added: May. 18, 2017
Happy Birthday
- Mike Caldwell
 Added: May. 18, 2017

- Janis•E
 Added: May. 5, 2017
There are 52 more notes not showing...
Click here to view all notes...
Do you have a photo to add? Click here
How famous was this person?
Current ranking for this person: (3.3 after 59 votes)

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service