Meanwhile he had in 1861 married his first wife, Miss Harriet Kenrick (she died in 1863), and had gradually come to take an increasingly important part in the municipal and political life of Birmingham.
The numerous small lakes in the city (there are about 200 lakes in Hennepin county) have been incorporated in the park system; among them are Lake Harriet (353 acres; in Lake Harriet Park), Lake Calhoun (on which are extensive public baths), Lake Amelia (295 acres), Lake of the Isles (loo acres), Cedar Lake, Powder Horn Lake (in the park of that name) and Sandy Lake (in Columbia Park).
Under the first superior, Harriet Monsell, the numbers grew apace, and are now above 200.
Carter, Memoir of Harriet Monsell; Dr R.
He was the eighth child of Lyman and Roxana Foote Beecher, and brother of Harriet Beecher Stowe.