Biography of John Mcbeth, M.D.



McBeth, John, M. D., Wales, p. o. Wales Center, born in Canada, September 25, 1822, is a son of James and Elizabeth (Wadell) McBeth, both natives of Scotland, and came to Canada in 1822, where he died in 1833 and she in 1826. James McBeth was a weaver by trade, but followed farming in Canada. John McBeth came to Rochester when sixteen years of age, then went to Scottsville, Monroe county, for four years. He took up the study of medicine with his brother, Gilbert McBeth, in Rochester. He attended the medical college at Woodstock, Vt., graduating in the spring of 1844. Gilbert McBeth came to Wales Center in 1842 and practiced medicine until 1846, when he went to Buffalo, and died in California in 1849. When he left Wales Center, John McBeth took his place and has been in practice ever since. In 1871 he married Clara P., daughter of Jesse and Sally (Cole) Taber, and they have one daughter, Clara T., born February 20, 1876. Mrs. McBeth died February 24, 1876. Mr. McBeth owns a mill at Wales and a farm in the town. He is a Republican and served as supervisor of Wales two years. He is a member of the Good Templars, Sons of Templars and Royal Templars.

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