Beeks, Greenbury C
Beeks, Greenbury C., a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born in Virginia, Nov. 7, 1809. He joined the Church in his boyhood; soon after with his parents moved to Brookville, Ind.; was early licensed to preach, and in 1836 was received into the Indiana Conference. His health failing shortly afterwards, he studied medicine, graduating at Indianapolis, and afterwards at Louisville, Ky., Medical College. For a few years he practiced his new profession, but his heart was not in his work, and in, 1856 he again entered the itinerant ranks. In 1860 he entered the Union army as chaplain, and afterwards became surgeon, where he served till he was brought home sick. After recovering, he removed to Fort Wayne, where he practiced medicine eight years, then travelled in search of more vigorous health, first in Texas and then in Florida, where he died, Oct. 23, 1878. Mr. Beeks was a very careful, methodical man, an able preacher, a genial companion, and an ardent friend. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1897, p. 55.