Transcribed from E.F. Hollibaugh's Biographical history of Cloud County, Kansas biographies of representative citizens. Illustrated with portraits of prominent people, cuts of homes, stock, etc. [n.p., 1903] 919p. illus., ports. 28 cm. Scanned from a copy held by the State Library of Kansas.
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W. B. BEACH. M. D.

Though a young man, Doctor Beach, the subject of this biography, is a very successful practitioner, and although he has been a resident of Clyde but a brief time is well known. A few months after graduation he became associated with Doctor Marcott under the firm name of Marcott & Beach, forming a strong combination of rising young M.Ds. Doctor Beach entered upon the practice of his calling with the zeal of an old practitioner. His professional standing is rapidly gaining in popular favor and his natural qualifications assure for him success and a promising career.

Doctor Beach is a native of Niagara county, New York, born in 1873. He came west in 1897, and visited his brother, who lives near Concordia, and later received a position in the hospital wards of the Ossawatomie Insane Asylum, and subsequently occupied the same position in the Clarinda, Iowa, Asylum. In 1899, he finished a course in the Kansas Medical College of Topeka, making a special study of brain and nerve diseases. His father was Sherman Beach, a New York farmer, who died in 1876. His mother before her marriage was Jane Mandaville, who lives with her son, George S. Beach, four miles northwest of Concordia. The Mandavilles were the first settlers in the state of New York.

Doctor Beach was married May 8, 1901, to Blanch I. Lay, of Seneca Falls, New York. Doctor and Mrs. Beach occupy a cozy cottage home which he purchased from A. Lavalle. It is a model of neatness, a pretty little home presided over by his accomplished wife. Doctor Beach is a member of the Topeka Medical College Alumni Society and of the Cloud county Medical Society. Politically he is a Democrat. - [By the recent death of Doctor Marcott's father the associations of Doctor Beach and Doctor Marcott have been severed, the latter removing to Concordia and succeeding to his late father's practice. - Editor.