Beatty, William Trimble, Dd
Beatty, William Trimble, D.D.
a Presbyterian divine, was born of Scotch-Irish parentage, in Fairfield County, Ohio, June 1, 1833. He joined the Church at the age of seventeen, graduated from Miami University in 1857, spent one year at the Danville Seminary, Kentucky, and finished his theological studies at the Western Seminary, Alleghany City, Pennsylvania. He was licensed to preach in 1859, and ordained pastor at Greencastle in 1861. Two years afterwards he became pastor at New Brunswick, N.J., and in 1867 at Shady Side, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he continued until 1880, and then resigned on account of ill-health. He died at Minneapolis, Minnesota, April 10, 1882. He was an excellent preacher, and active as secretary of his presbytery and of several literary institutions. See Nevin, Presb. Encyclop. s.v.