Biography of Arthur G. Beal
North Central Ohio Biographies

Arthur G. Beal. As chief deputy sheriff of Richland County, Arthur G. Beal has a wide acquaintance in the community. He is a native of Jefferson Township, Richland County, born June 13, 1880, the son of Calvin S. and Almeda (Russell) Beal.

Calvin S. Beal, retired, was born in Jefferson Township. Throughout his active career he engaged in general farming and stock raising and was the owner of a well improved farm of 160 acres. He and his wife have lived at Belleville since 1920. Mr. Beal is a Republican and held the office of township trustee for five terms. He is a member of the Disciples Church, and his wife belongs to the Methodist Church. Their children are: Arthur G., the subject of this sketch; Glenn, who died in 1918; Carrie Edith, deceased; and Rollin, lives at Mansfield.

Calvin S. Beal is the son of Samuel and Elizabeth (Denman) Beal, the former a native of Pennsylvania and the latter of Ohio. They are deceased and are buried at Belleville. Almeda (Russell) Beal is the daughter of Henry and Elizabeth (Bollinger) Russell, natives of Pennsylvania and Indiana, respectively.

Arthur G. Beal remained on his father's farm until his marriage. He received his education in the schools of Jefferson Township and is a graduate of Belleville High School. He purchased a farm in Jefferson Township in 1900, and remained there until 1927, when he removed to Mansfield to accept the appointment of chief deputy sheriff under Sheriff Ralph A. Schad. He was appointed to the same office March 6, 1930, under Sheriff Aaron Davis.

In 1900 Mr. Beal was united in marriage with Miss Maud Hardesty, the daughter of Nelson and Missouri (Tetter) Hardesty. He was a native of Pennsylvania, and she was born at Mt. Vernon, Ohio. Both are deceased. To Mr. and Mrs. Beal were born three daughters: Hester, married Fred Patterson, lives at Mansfield, and they have a daughter, Wanda Jean; Florence, married William Copeland, lives at Mansfield; and Elizabeth, lives at home.

Mr. Beal is a Republican and has served as township trustee, as well as township supervisor, for a period of 15 years. He belongs to the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Knights of Pythias, and Loyal Order of Moose.

History of North Central Ohio
Embracing Richland, Ashland, Wayne,
Medina, Lorin, Huron and Knox Counties
BY: William A. Duff
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1931

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