George W. Beecher
Gladys A. Whitermire
Charles Alexander Glass Sr.
Elsie I. Shambaugh
James Albert Beecher
Anna Mae Glass
Henry Ward Beecher


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1. Sarah Lou McClure

Henry Ward Beecher 2

  • Born: 3 Jan 1955, Ashland, Ashland, OH
  • Marriage (1): Sarah Lou McClure on 21 Jun 1975 in Ashland, Ashland, OH 1

   FamilySearch ID: GJ13-SZZ.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Residence: on 1 Oct 1973 in Widowville, Ashland, OH. 2

2. Newspaper: Times-Gazette: It's a natural fit for Beecher to be manager at Tom Kruse Wildlife Conservation Park, 1 Oct 2022, Ashland, Ashland, OH. 3 The Ashland County Park District continually strives to bring to you, the public, an ever-growing opportunity to experience nature at its best. No matter your level of interest, whether a novice nature enthusiast or an avid trail hiker or hunter, there is a world of wonder to discover at each of our 18 parks.
One park in particular, Tom Kruse Wildlife Conservation Park, continues to evolve through the passion and vision of its manager, Henry Beecher. Henry became involved with this park five years ago when asked by then-commissioner Dave McClure to assist with its development. Henry is from Widowville (born and raised as he states), and currently resides in Vermilion Township. His interests include an association with the Ashland County Wildlife Conservation League, nuisance trapping, deer/turkey hunting, fishing, and nature photography.
Henry is always willing to share his knowledge of nature with anyone who has an interest to learn more. He especially enjoys sharing with young people. Henry's goal is to make TKWC Park an educational environment. His desire is, "when anyone comes to TKWC Park that when they leave, they know more about nature."
He is looking forward to the construction and opening of the Davy McClure Outdoor Education Center. Naturalists, ODNR representatives, and various other teachers will teach and interact with groups at the center to educate and enlighten regarding nature. There are five school districts committed to participating in programs at the Education Center. This number is anticipated to grow as more learn about it.
Henry has help mowing with volunteer John Bartley. He credits help with the installation of the wetlands, a myriad of fields showcasing sorghum, sunflowers, corn, buckwheat, prairie grasses, plateau resistant pollinators containing 18 varieties of wildflowers and numerous varieties of trees and shrubs to ACPD maintenance superintendent John Featheringill, the local 4-H group Blue Jeans & Boots, as well as other dedicated and willing volunteers. Every field and meadow has been well thought out to provide sources for wildlife food, bedding, and viewing.
Additionally, hives have been placed to ensure a safe habitat for pollinators. And if you look up, you also will see screech owl and Kestrel boxes mounted on the trees and poles. Along the trails that meander through the park, you will find benches where you can sit and take in the peaceful beauty that surrounds you.
It was such a privilege meeting Henry and sharing his passionate enthusiasm for this park and nature.During my tour, we would stop periodically as he pointed out seed pods important for wildlife consumption and wildflowers such as wild asters that will multiple, crowding out unwanted vegetation. The importance of passing on the love and appreciation for nature was a constant point of conversation.

Henry married Sarah Lou McClure, daughter of Lowell Andrew McClure Sr. and Betty E. Zehner, on 21 Jun 1975 in Ashland, Ashland, OH.1 (Sarah Lou McClure was born in Oct 1948 in , , OH.)


1, Ohio, U.S., Marriage Abstracts, 1970, 1972-2007, Sarah L. Huff b. abt 1949 m. Henry W. Beecher b. abt 1955 in Ashland, OH on 21 Jun 1975.

2 "News-Journal (Mansfield, OH)," 2 Oct 1973, page 9. Obituary of James Beecher.

3 "Times-Gazette (Ashland, OH),"

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