Mary Margaret (Bradshaw) Bean


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Mary Margaret Bradshaw (b. 1835 - d. 1916) was born in Tennessee in 1835. She married Curtis C. Bean on October 16, 1864 in Maury, Tennessee. They had three children Mary "May," Grace and Blanche.

Curtis studied law in New York City and was admitted to the Tennessee bar and served as Attorney General of the 11th Judicial Circuit from 1865 to 1866 and member of the House of Representatives from 1867 to 1868. He moved to Prescott, Arizona Territory in 1868 and worked as a contractor providing supplies to the US Army and continuing his involvemenet in various businesses, including a store, railroads, ranching and mining. In 1876 he was an unsuccessful candidate for the territory's Delegate to the US House of Representatives, and in 1879 he served in the Arizona Senate. In 1884 he was elected as the Territory's Republican Delegate  and served one term from 1885 to 1887. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1886 and returned to his Arizona businesses. In 1889 he relocated to New York City. He maintained his Arizona residency and was considered for appointment as Governor in 1901 but was not selected. He also maintained his business interests, remaining active until his death.

Handwriting on back of photo reads: "Mrs. Joe Mary Bean."

Mrs. Bean died on January 15, 1916 and is buried in Greenwood Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York.

Curtis Coe Bean died on Feburary 1, 1904 and is buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York.

Sources: US Census 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910; New York Times January 17, 1916; New York Death Index, 1862-1948.


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