From NKAA, Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (main entry)

Beam, Augustus G.

(born: 1891  -  died: 1935) 

Beam was a physician and surgeon. He was born in Nelson County, KY, the son of Hines, Sr. (b. 1844) and Mariah E. Porter Beam (b. 1845), both Kentucky natives. Dr. Beam's practice was located in Henderson, KY, in 1915, and in 1919 moved to Covington, KY, where Beam died in 1935. He had practiced with his brother, U.S. Beam, in Lima, Ohio in 1906; their business was named Beam & Beam. He practiced in Springfield, KY, from 1907-1914. Beam was a graduate of Curry's College, Louisville Normal School, and both he and his brother received their M.D.s from Louisville National Medical College, Augustus graduating in 1906. Beam was the husband of Ida Grace Reed Beam (b. 1882 in Ohio). The family lived on East 11th Street in Covington. For more see the Augustus Godfrey Beam entry in Who's Who of the Colored Race, by F. L. Mather [full-text at Google Book Search]; and Cincinnati's Colored Citizens by W. P. Dabney.


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NKAA Entry: Beam, Ulysses S., and John W. Beam (brothers)
NKAA Entry: Louisville National Medical College
NKAA Source: Cincinnati's colored citizens; historical, sociological and biographical

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