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Francis Leavitt Beal

Clergyman

Francis Leavitt Beal, American clergyman. Decorated Chevalier Order of the Crown of Thomas (1308 A.D.) by Patriarch of Antioch. Member Massachusetts Society Mayflower Descendants, S.A.R., Society War of 1812, P. Stearns Davis Post G.A.R. (honorary).; Mason (K.T.), Odd; Member Alpha Delta Epsilon and Epsilon Tau Chi.

Background

Beal, Francis Leavitt was born on December 31, 1864 in Cohasset, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Zaccheus Leavitt and Marcia Priscilla (Tower) Beal.

Education

Graduate Cohasset High School, 1880. Took full divinity course under tutor. (Doctor of Divinity, Potomac U., 1916.

Doctor of Letters, Lincoln-Jefferson U., 1918. Doctor of Philosophy., in course, Potomac University, 1920. Doctor of Laws, Lincoln-Jefferson University, 1920.

Career

In charge St. John’s Church. Saugus, Massachusetts, 1902-1907. Deacon, 1906, priest, 1910, P.E., Church.

Rector St. Paul’s Church, Beachmont, 1907-1910, Church of the Ascension, Cambridge, 1910-1918, St. Paul’s Church, Peabody, Massachusetts, 1918-1922, St. James Church, Somerville, Massachusetts, since 1922. President Massachusetts College Osteopathy. Instructor practical theology and religious pedagogy, Potomac U. Secretary Archdeaconry of Lowell.

Secretary-treasurer Massachusetts Clerical Association.

Membership

Member Massachusetts Society Mayflower Descendants, S.A.R., Society War of 1812, P. Stearns Davis Post G.A.R. (honorary). Mason (K.T.), Odd; Member Alpha Delta Epsilon and Epsilon Tau Chi.

Connections

Married Gertrude Scolley, of Boston, Massachusetts, June 30, 1887.

father:
Zaccheus Leavitt Beal

mother:
Marcia Priscilla (Tower) Beal

spouse:
Gertrude Scolley