WAUGH, Beverly Roberts, the son of Rt. Rev. Beverly Waugh, bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and his wife Catharine Bushby, was born July 28, 1824, at Liberty, Md. His grandfather, James Waugh, was an officer in the Pennsylvania Line of the Revolution, who settled in Virginia at the close of the struggle for independence. Beverly received a thorough English and classical education and entered Dickinson College, where he graduated. His alma mater subsequently conferred upon him the degree of A. M. Mr. Waugh was licensed to preach by the Baltimore Conference, but accepted the position of professor of mathematics and English literature in the Baltimore Female College, an institution then in the full tide of success. In 1853 the trustees of the Pennsylvania Female College at Harrisburg secured him as principal of that institution, in which position he labored faithfully and successfully to the day of his death. It was not alone in the capacity of teacher that Mr. Waugh devoted his energies and ta1ents, but his labors were varied, incessant, faithful, in season and out of season, for the good of humanity. His devoted Christian life-work ended on March 24, 1861, in his thirty-seventh year. Mr. Waugh married Sarah Shrom Beatty, eldest daughter of George Beatty and his wife Catharine Shrom, who with one child, Eliza B., married to Charles A. Kunkel, of Harrisburg, survive.
Historical Review of Dauphin County
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