Source: Clarkson W. Weesner, History of Wabash County Indiana (1914), Vol. II, p. 785.
Z.M. BEAMAN, M.D. Engaged in the general practice of medicine and surgery at North Manchester, Dr. Beaman has applied himself closely to his profession since the beginning of his practice, about eight years ago, and besides looking after a large private clientage also performs the public duties of city physician. A native of Ohio, born at Charloe, Paulding county, January 13, 1880, Z.M. Beaman is a son of W. Scott and Cora (Jackson) Beaman; who were among the early settlers of Paulding county and both now deceased.
The first twelve years of Dr. Beaman's life were spent on the farm, of which the last two comprised mainly driving oxen in the timber for his father. Then with his father he took up the mercantile business at Junction, Ohio, continuing until he was twenty-one. Dr. Beaman's education was the result of attendance at the district schools and the business school at Leipsic, Ohio. having reached his majority, he determined to make the study and practice of medicine his life work.
With that purpose in view he entered the Fort Wayne College of Medicine, subsequently continuing his studies in Purdue University, and was graduated in 1906 a Doctor of Medicine from the medical department of that institution. His first seventeen months as a graduate physician were passed in the community of Urbana, in Wabash county, and since then he has practiced successfully at North Manchester. By hard and conscientious work his business has been built up to a lucrative point, and his standing is among the best among Wabash county's physicians. In the line of his profession he is identified with the County and State Medical Society, the American Medical Association and also with the Eleventh Council District Association. His social and fraternal relations are with the Masonic Order, the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, the Knights of Pythias and the Modern Woodmen of America.
In November, 1908, Dr. Beaman was appointed to the office of city physician at North Manchester to fill out the unexpired term of Dr. Lila Andrews. In January, 1914, came a re-appointment to the office, and for the past six years he has performed his duties in safeguarding the public health of the community in a most efficient and creditable manner. In all his relations, whether professional or civic, Dr. Beaman has exhibited a fine sense of citizenship, and has proved himself one of the men of useful work and influences in the community. On September 21, 1907, Dr. Beaman married Miss Pauline Speicher, a daughter of the late David Speicher of Urbana, and a member of a prominent old family of Wabash county.