John T. Beale, M. D., was born in St. Louis County, Mo., in December, 1852, and is a son of Dr. John B. H. and Mary (Hereford) Beale, both natives of Virginia, and now residents of San Diego, Cal. Dr. John T. Beale was educated at a private school at Kirkwood, Mo., and afterward attended the State University at Columbia, Mo., from which institution he graduated in 1873. The next year he entered the Missouri Medical College, at St. Louis, and graduated from the same in March, 1876. He then practiced a few months in St. Louis County, after which he came to Versailles and formed a partnership with Dr. Samuel C. James, with whom he continued for sixteen months, after which Dr. James left, and Dr. Beale continued the practice alone until January, 1887, when he formed a partnership with Dr. O. A. Williams, and these gentlemen have the largest practice of any firm in this part of the State, and are consulted by physicians from adjoining counties -- Morgan, Miller, Camden, Moniteau and Cooper. Dr. Beale has been on the board of aldermen of Versailles for six years. John W. Beale, grandfather of Dr. Beale, was a native of Virginia, was a soldier in the War of 1812, and died in St. Louis County, Mo., at the age of eighty-seven years. The father of our subject was of German descent, and the mother of English origin. They were members of the Episcopal Church, of which the Doctor and his wife are also members.

History of Cole, Moniteau, Morgan, Benton, Miller, Maries and Osage Counties, Missouri, Goodspeed Publishing Co., 1889.