Ethel and Edward Beane

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roger harry wakefield

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My fathers auntie ( my great aunt) was a honeymooning couple on the titanic they were mr.&mrs Beane ethel &edward. If anyone has any information of any living family that they know of, or you are a relative i would love to here from them. If you could help please e-mail me on [email protected] my name is roger i live in the u.k thank you
 
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Bonnie Beane

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Hi Roger, My Name is Bonnie Beane. I am the great niece of Edward Beane and new to this site. I hope you receive this message and respond. I live in the USA but I know a number of Beanes stayed in England.
 
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Lester Mitcham

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Hello Bonnie,

When you click onto Roger's name it comes up that he is no longer a member of this board. - "The profile that you have requested no longer exists. The user who created this profile has been deleted from the system."
To make contact you should use Roger's e-mail address: [email protected]
 
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Bob Godfrey

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Hallo, Bonnie. I'm not sure where he is now, but several years ago I corresponded with Roger and we met several times to exchange information about the Beane and Clarke families in Norwich, UK (Ted's wife was Ethel Clarke). So if the email address doesn't work I might be able to help. Can I ask what exactly is your family connection to Ted Beane? Did he have a brother who emigrated to the US? As far as I know there are no longer any direct descendants with the name Beane, as all of Ted and Ethel's grandchildren were girls.
 
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Bob Godfrey

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Here's a bit of info about the Beane family. Ted's father was George Beane, who married Mary Ann Cox, the daughter of a fish merchant, in 1877 in the village church at Smallburgh in the county of Norfolk. Their birthplaces were Knapton and Barton Turf, nearby villages in the NE corner of the county, not far from the sea. After several moves, they settled in the city of Norwich, where most of their children were born in the suburb of Heigham. Ted had been born earlier in Hoveton St John, a nearby village. George and Mary had ten children that I know of. In order of birth these were: Sarah, Edward, George, William, Charles, Caroline, Ernest, May, Robert and Bertie.

George worked for a brewery and later as a general labourer (possibly in the construction industry), as did several of his sons. Ted was a bricklayer who had crossed the Atlantic to work in the US on several occasions before his marriage to Ethel Clarke in Norwich. Ethel (who was considerably younger) was the daughter of a family who were near-neighbours, and her father also was a brewery worker and probably a friend and/or colleague of George Beane. Ted and Ethel's voyage on the Titanic served as a honeymoon, so Ted bought 2nd Class tickets. On his previous crossings he had travelled steerage, including at least once on another ill-fated ship, the Lusitania.

Bonnie, which of Ted's brothers was your grandfather?
 
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Bonnie Beane

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Hi Bob,
I am so thrilled to hear from you!!!!!!!!!! I never knew ANY of the things that you told me about my great-grandparents.
My grandfather was Ernest C. My father, Ernest George, told me father's middle name was Christmas. NO kidding. Allegedly he was born on or around Christmas day. My grandfather came from England when he was approximately 20 years old, give or take. He went to Canada and met my grandmother, Winifred Hallam, who was from Quebec, of English descent. My father, Ernest George was born in Eustus, Quebec, Canada on December 1, 1911. My dad was the firstborn. His siblings in birth order were Doris, William, Robert, and Olive. I know that Doris was born in Eustus also. I think the others were born here in the States. All of the Beane children, except William (Bill) had children. Most of these children, my first cousins, still reside in the Niagara Falls, New York, area. Some have died, others are in Texas or in Western New York, somewhere. My grandfather, Ernest C. died in 1966 when I was 10 years old. He had a horse riding stable in Pekin, NY, a rural area about 13 miles from Niagara Falls, NY. When I was a kid, my father mentioned to me that his uncle had been a survivor on the Titanic and had lived in Rochester NY, about 70 miles from here. I wasn't interested in "old" people and their lives in particular at that time in my life. Oh, youth!!!!! Now of course, I wish I had listened. If you would like additional information and/or could find Roger, please let me know. Before, I forget, my father told me 3 Beane brothers left England. I don't know who the third brother is, nor do I know if that is true and/or that brother returned to England. There must be other Beanes on your side of the pond. If you could find out anything, I would appreciate it. Thanks Bob. Bonnie Beane
 
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Jessica Nedwetzky

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Hello bob,
I would also like to know some of the things that you know. i know little about Edwards brothers and sisters. accsept Ernest C.. I hope to learn alot more. Feel free to e-mail me.
- Jessica
 
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Bob Godfrey

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Bonnie and Jessica, it's good to see you both here. I'll need to search through my files (bits of information written on the backs of old envelopes and scattered about the house!), then I'll be in touch by email very soon.

Bob
 
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Bonnie Beane

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Jessica, what do you know about Edward's siblings? The only sibling of Edward's that I know anything about is my grandfather. Clue me in. Bonnie
 
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Carl Wakefield

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Hi, My name is Carl Wakefield and i am the son of Roger. I am a distant relation who lives in the UK. Please feel free to contact me as i would also like to say hi. Would be great to hear from family members who knew Ethel and Edward. I have 2 daughters, Grace and Ruby, who are also intereted in knowing about family members who are only here today because of lifeboat number 9.
 
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Arun Vajpey

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I have 2 daughters, Grace and Ruby, who are also intereted in knowing about family members who are only here today because of lifeboat number 9.
That's a nice way of mentioning the fact :). Thanks for the post.
I often think about descendants of Titanic survivors who only came into being (so to speak) because their ancestors were survivors. In a sort of "sliding doors effect" manner.

Looks like Mr & Mrs Beane were certainly rescued on Lifeboat #9; Although Edward Beane claimed that he swam to the lifeboat, there is no record of Lifeboat #9 picking up anyone from the water; therefore, he most likely got in with his wife. I have a vague recollection of a conversation from the 1990s with someone in a BTS Conference in Southampton about a "young couple" from Second Class being rescued on board Lifeboat #9 where the husband was "waved through" into the boat just as it was about to be lowered. I don't remember how the informant got those details or under what context this was discussed, but the description matches the Beanes. Edward Beane was one of only 13 male survivors from Second Class and so might have harboured some "survivor's guilt".

Interestingly, 5 of the 13 male Second Class survivors were on Lifeboat #9. Edward Beane, Sidney Collett, Emilio Pallas, Julian Manent and Charles Whilems (different man from another Second Class passenger Charles Williams who was allowed into Lifeboat #14 by Lowe).
 
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