Henry E. Beebe, M.D.
"History of Shelby County, Ohio"
by A.B.C. Hitchcock; Sidney, Ohio; 1913
Richmond-Arnold Pub. Co.; Chicago, IL.
HENRY E. BEEBE, M. D., a leading physician of Shelby county, and for the past five years president of the Citizens National Bank, at Sidney, O., was born on his father's farm near Carey, Wyandot county, O., July 24, 1849, and is a son of Buell S. and Lucinda (Keir) Beebe.
The father of Dr. Beebe was born in Franklin county, N. Y., and in 1846 came to Ohio and lived until he was sixty-two years old in Wyandot county, when he came to Sidney on a visit and here his death occurred in 1883. His family consisted of one son and two daughters: Henry E. and Mrs. Anna Hoff and Mrs. Sarah Millholland, both of Carey, O., the latter of whom died in 1911.
Henry E. Beebe was educated in the public schools and Wittenberg College and pursued his medical studies in the Cleveland Homeopathic Medical College, at Cleveland, O., from which institution he was graduated in 1873 and in the same year located at Sidney. For forty years Dr. Beebe has been in active practice and few members of his profession in this section of Ohio are better known or more highly valued. He is a member of the American Institute of Homeopathy and was its vice president in 1904-05 at its convention held at Niagara Falls. In 1886 he was president of the Ohio State Homeopathic Society, and from 1903 to 1904 was president of the state examining board, of which he was vice president for seven years and one of its organizers and belongs also to the Union Clinical Society. He is a thirty-second degree Mason.
Dr. Beebe was married in 1874 to Miss Ophelia McDowell, of Carey, O., a daughter of Hugh and Rebecca McDowell, and they have four children; Robert Wallace. Laura, Elise, Hugh McDowell and Henry Edwin. Robert Wallace Beebe is secretary and treasurer of the United Rim Co., of Akron, O. He married Miss May Hardesty of Cleveland. Laura Elise Beebe married W. C. Horr, who is secretary and treasurer of the Eclipse Folder Company, of Sidney, and they have one daughter, Rebecca. Hugh McDowell Beebe is a physician. He married Miss Ruth Peirson, of Troy. Henry Edwin Beebe, who is a graduate of the law department of the University of Michigan,
of the class of 1910, is connected with the law firm of Roettinger & Roettinger, at Cincinnati. As a business man aside from his profession. Doctor Beebe has been an important factor in this section and was interested in the founding of the Citizens National Bank here, of which he is president and formerly for many years was vice president. He has been closely identified with the general development of Sidney and has not only fostered its business and professional enterprises but has, in every way possible, furthered all movements which have contributed to the educational and social uplift.