Biography of John M. Beard
Allen County, OH Biographies

JOHN M. BEARD, druggist, Spencerville, was born in Mahoning County, Ohio, February 3, 1848; son of Milo and Mary (Osburn) Beard, natives of Maboning County, Ohio, latter of whom died in 1851; for. mer still resides in Fort Wayne, Ind. Our subject's early life was spent on a farm. In 1865 he went with his parents to Allen County, Ind., and during 1866-67 he attended the schoot at Roanoke, Ind., and the three following years at Fort Wayne, and Cleveland. Ohio. During twenty four months of this time he engaged in teaching. He entered upon his business career as drug clerk, in the employ of T. M. Biddle, druggist, of Fort Wayne, with whom he remained seven years. He then engaged about four months with J. A. Tyler & Co., at the end of which time he purchased an interest in a drug store at Delphos. Van Wert Co., Ohio, in partnership with H. P. Eysenbach. and carried with him to his new place of business the best wishes of the community he had served so long as prescription clerk, and where he had gained the reputation of being a careful and efficient pharmacist. Remaining in Delphos over a year, he then removed to Spencerville and formed a partnership with Theo. Eysenbach, in the drug and hardware business; two years later the firm dissolved and divided the business, Mr. Baird retaining the drug department. On December 14, 1881, he was married to Miss Eva Brown, who was born in Deiphos, Ohio, January, 18, 1860, by whom be has one child, Lois, born February 28, 1883. At present Mr. Beard is township and corporation treasurer. He is a member of Summit City Lodge, No. 170, F. & A. M., of Fort Wayne; politically he is identified with the Democratic party.

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