|Birth: ||Jan. 27, 1855|
|Death: ||Jan. 3, 1916|
Dr. Charles Heady Beard came from a family who were among the early settlers of Kentucky, and one of the oldest towns in that State, Bardstown.
He was born at Elk Creek, Spencer County, January 27, 1855, son of James P. Beard, a farmer of that community, and Emarine Heady Beard, who was a daughter of Dr. J. J. Heady, a pioneer physician of that county.
Much of his early boyhood and youth was spent with his grandfather, Dr. Heady, under whose inspiration and guidance he began the study of medicine. This study was continued in the medical department of the University of Louisville, where in 1877 he earned his Doctorate in Medicine. In 1883 he decided to continue his studies at the Post-Graduate Medical School in New York to specialize in ophthalmology and otology and secured the position of House Surgeon in the Manhattan Eye and Ear Hospital for one year before continuing his studies in Europe where he spent several years.
Upon his return to this country he settled in Chicago, Illinois as a surgeon for the Illinois Eye and Ear infirmary where he remained until a few weeks before his death. He was also the ophthalmologist for Passavant Hospital in Chicago. He was a member of many different Medical societies and associations.
Dr. Beard was a man of genial character who made many friends and held them. He had a quiet demeanor, and although firm was rarely contentious. His fortitude was shown in his final illness. About eighteen months it was before his death, his own physician discovered a suspicious mass in the upper part of the abdomen that was determined to be cancer of the stomach that was inoperable. He died in January 3, 1916.
Dr. Beard married Laura Clark,of Cannelton, Indiana in 1888. They had two children, Hallard and Charlotte.
Laura E. Clark Beard (1860 - ____)*
Hallard Rogers Beard (1891 - 1970)*
Created by: Sonia Sanchez Galarza
Record added: Jan 24, 2013
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