Willard Bean the Fighting Parson

After gaining possession of the Joseph Smith farm in 1915, the Church authorities were faced with the task of finding a suitable family to occupy it. They needed a man, a fighting man, who could not only farm the land and care for the property but make friends and eventually converts in that hostile community. Those essential qualities were found in Willard Washington Bean.

During his boxing days, middle-weight champion Willard Bean was known as Kid Bean, The Fighting Parson, and the Mormon Cyclone.

"The Fighting Parson" tells the history of his early mission to the southern states where his mission companion was George Albert Smith and his mission president was J. Golden Kimball. It also covers the 24-year mission he and his wife Rebecca served on the Joseph Smith farm in Palmyra, NY.

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6x9 Paperback, 144 pages.

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