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Reuben Alview Beard

Clergyman

Reuben Alview Beard, American clergyman. Member North Dakota Board of America Red Cross.; Mason (32°).

Background

Beard, Reuben Alview was born on August 30, 1851 in Marysville, Ohio, United States. Son of of Philander Charles and Lucinda (Howard) B.

Education

Preparatory education Sparta (O.) Academy. Admitted to bar, 1872, and practiced law until 1876. Graduate Oberlin Theological Seminary, 1879.

Doctor of Divinity, Whitman College, Washington, 1891.

Career

Ordained Congleton ministry. 1879; pastor Brainerd, Minnesota, 1879-1882. Fargo. Dak. Terrace, 1882-1888.

Superintendent Home Missions, Washington, 1888-1891. President, Fargo College, 1891-1894. Pastor: Nashua. N.H., 1894-1897.

Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1897-1903. N.E. secretary Congressional Home Missionary Society, 1903-1906. Pastor 1st Church, Fargo, 1906-1930.

Membership

Member North Dakota Board of America Red Cross. Mason (32°).; Clubs: Commercial. Kiwanis, Red River Congregational.

Connections

Married Lucinda E. Barton, June 26, 1870 (died January 7, 1875). Married second, Mary Emma Smith, March 6, 1879. Children: Marguerite Lucile, Ralph Finney, Hubert Kingsley.

spouse:
Lucinda E. Barton

spouse:
Mary Emma Smith

child:
Marguerite Lucile Beard

child:
Ralph Finney Beard

child:
Hubert Kingsley Beard