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Below is a family biography included in The History of Morgan County, Missouri published by Goodspeed Publishing Company in 1889.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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John T. Beale, M. D., was born in St. Louis County, Mo., in December, 1852, and is a son of Dr. John B. H. and Mary (Hereford) Beale, both natives of Virginia, and now residents of San Diego, Cal. Dr. John T. Beale was educated at a private school at Kirkwood, Mo., and afterward attended the State University at Columbia, Mo., from which institution he graduated in 1873. The next year he entered the Missouri Medical College, at St. Louis, and graduated from the same in March, 1876. He then practiced a few months in St. Louis County, after which he came to Versailles and formed a partnership with Dr. Samuel C. James, with whom he continued for sixteen months, after which Dr. James left, and Dr. Beale continued the practice alone until January, 1887, when he formed a partnership with Dr. O. A. Williams, and these gentlemen have the largest practice of any firm in this part of the State, and are consulted by physicians from adjoining counties—Morgan, Miller, Camden, Moniteau and Cooper. Dr. Beale has been on the board of aldermen of Versailles for six years. John W. Beale, grandfather of Dr. Beale, was a native of Virginia, was a soldier in the War of 1812, and died in St. Louis County, Mo., at the age of eighty-seven years. The father of our subject was of German descent, and the mother of English origin. They were members of the Episcopal Church, of which the Doctor and his wife are also members.

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This family biography is one of 120 biographies included in The History of Morgan County, Missouri published in 1889.  For the complete description, click here: Morgan County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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