Bee Monson

born: 11 April 1900
Minneapolis, Minnesota,
United States of America
died: 31 December 1967
Los Angeles, California,
United States of America
(age 67)

Silent-screen American actress who had a very brief spell in films from the early 1920s.

Some of her timeline:
1920 LA City Directory:"Monson Bee Mrs h1030 W 8th".
1921 LA City Directory:"Monson Bee photoplayer h1030 W 8th".
1920 LA Census for 1030 W. 8th St. is an apartment house with many roomers from various States including: Beatrix French; age 19; single;b.MN; Parents b.NY: Anna Monson; age 40; widow; b.MN; Parents b. Sweden.
1892 Minneapolis: Lena Hanstrom marries Elmer M. French.
1900 Minneapolis: 11 April: Beatrice Susan born to Anne Evelyn Hanstrom French and Elmer M. French.
1900 Minneapolis Census has the French family; Elmer sells .............."dress goods".
Susan N?M? or H? French b.Feb 1841 in NY; parents b. NY.
Elmer M. French, (her) son; b.Sep 1859 in NY; parents b.NY.
Annie E. French (his wife) b.Sep 1867in NY; parents b.Sweden.
Beatrice S. French (his daughter) b.Apr 1900 in MN.
1910 Census Minneapolis has all French family members 10 .....yrs. older and Elmer is now the proprietor of his own .....dry goods store.
1920 Census Los Angeles; Bee is living 1030 W. 8th St.
1920 LA City Dir: Mrs.Bee Monson living 1030 W.8th St.
1921 LA City Dir: Bee Monson photoplayer 1030 W.8th St.
1924 Approx year Bee married Edward Kenton Cleary.
1930 Census LA; Beatrice S. (29) b.MN; "corsettiere". Edward K. (33) b.MI; auto supplies sales. Wellington B. Coffeen (70)"father of Ed": physician b.WI. Evelyn A.Coffeen (52) "mother of Beatrice Cleary"; b.MN.
1932 Evelyn & Wellington move to FL to retire.
1932 Edward Cleary admitted Veterans'Home: tuberculosis. He dies at Sawtelle Veterans Home in 1935. 1938 Bee is working as beautician in LA.
1967 Bee dies on Dec.31 in LA County aged 67.
Real name: Beatrice Susan French
Height: 5'4"
Films listed on this page: all films with Charley Chase.



April Fool
Missionary's daughter

Adanoid Applesauce

Acknowledgements: (Oregon Daily Journal, 13 Mar 1921) (Altoona Tribune, 23 Apr 1921) (Star Tribune, 24 Apr 1921) (Washington Herald, 26 Jun 1921)
1920 LA City Directory: Monson Bee Mrs h1030 W 8th
1921 LA City Directory: Monson Bee photoplayer h1030 W 8th
1938 LA City Directory: Beatrice Cleary beauty opr (1892 marriage French & Hanstrom) )1900 April 11 MN Birth Beatrice French) (1900 Census Beatrice S. French and Ann French) (1910 Census MN Beatrice French & Family) (1920 Census Beatrix French and Anna Monson) (1930 Census LA Beatrice S. Cleary and Family) (1935 July Cleary Death Cert) 1967 (Social Security Death Index 1900 birth year) 1967 (California Death Index 1901 birth year)
SSDI."Beatrice Cleary b.11 Apr 1900 SSN 571-24-7649".
CADI "Beatrice S.Cleary b.10 Apr 1901 SSN 571-24-7649".
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This page was last updated on: 15 October 2018