Monday, March 19, 2012

Maritime Monday - Emmette Beane

Emmette Beane - abt. 1944

Emmette Lorimer Beane was born 12 Jul 1910 in Monroe County, West Virginia to John Monroe Bean [1866-1954] and Ada L. Burdette [1883-1929]. He was the second child born to Ada, while John had three children from a previous marriage, so Emmette was his fifth.

In 1935, at the age of 25, Emmette married Katie Carlisle. This marriage ended in divorce. And in 1940, he married Elizabeth Miller.

Emmette served in the US Navy during WWII.

Emmette enlisted on 17 Dec 1943, in Clarksburg, West Virginia. Following training, he became an Engine Mate and was stationed aboard USS BUTTRESS from April 1944 until August 1945, when he'd already been promoted to EM1C [Engine Mate First Class].

Following the war, Emmette and his wife settled in Monroe County, West Virginia. A few years later they moved on to Washington state.

Emmette died in 1988 from cancer. He was my Dad's brother.

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