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September 19, 1997

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Was Hugh Beaumont, who played Ward Cleaver in "Leave it to Beaver," born in Lawrence? If that's true, how long did he live here?

Steve Jansen at Watkins Community Museum of History said Beaumont's obituary listed Lawrence as his birthplace. However, in 1982, relative Richard Stanwix said he was actually born near Eudora. Beaumont's father was a traveling salesman, and the family moved to Colony soon after Beaumont's birth.

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