George C. Beery. - One of the representative citizens and wel1 known educators of Franklin County is George
C. Beery, who is county superintendent of schools. He was born at Brice, Ohio, September 2, 1889, the son of Daniel
and Josephine Ida (Peters) Beery.
Daniel Beery was born near Logan, Hocking County, Ohio, and his wife was a native of Pickaway County, Ohio. He
was a carpenter and farmer and spent his entire life in Hocking and Franklin Counties with the exception of a few
years, which were spent in Nebraska, Minnesota, and South Dakota. He died in 1895 and his wife died in 1904. Both
are buried in Union Grove Cemetery, Canal Winchester, Ohio. Their children were: Fred A., lives at Brice, Ohio;
Minnie B., deceased; and George C., the subject of this sketch.
George C. Beery spent his boyhood at Brice, Ohio, and received his early schooling in a one room school house there.
He is a graduate of Canal Winchester High School and received the degrees of Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts
from Ohio State University. While a student at the university Mr. Beery worked nights in order to pay his expenses
through college. He began his teaching career at Groveport High School, where he was located from 1916 until 1920.
He then spent four years as a member of the faculties of Douglas Junior High School and South High School, Columbus,
and on August 1, 1924, Mr. Beery assumed his present duties as superintendent of Franklin County schools.
On May 29, 1913, Mr. Beery married Miss Clarabelle Hanners, of Canal Winchester, Ohio, the daughter of William
S. and Ida B. (Friend) Hanners, natives of Ohio. They are residents of Canal Winchester. To Mr. and Mrs. Beery
have been born two children: Evalyn Cly, born March 22, 1916; and William Robert, born October 29, 1917.
In politics Mr. Beery is identified with the Republican party. He and his family hold membership in the Morgan
Memorial Methodist Episcopal Church, Columbus, and he belongs to the Masons, Patrons of Husbandry, and Phi Delta
Kappa fraternity. The family residence is at 595 Bulen Avenue, Columbus.
History of Franklin County, Ohio
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka - Indianapolis 1930
Franklin County, OH
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