There is no man in the City of Indianapolis more widely known than Dr. Charles S. Goar, a physician and political worker of distinction.
He traces his ancestry back on his paternal side through many generations to St. Goar, who was born near the River Rhine, Germany, and on his mother’s side he is of English descent.
He was born on his father’s farm in Cicero Township, Tipton County, Indiana, August 17, 1865, a son of Henry and Martha E. (Smith) Goar, the former born in Monroe County, Virginia, November 16, 1821, and died December 14, 1905, and the latter, born in Kentucky June 21, 1828, died March 12, 1906. They were married in Henry County, Indiana, May 27, 1844, and thirteen children blessed their marriage union, but only six are now living, Charles S. being the eleventh born. The parents spent their days on the old homestead in Cicero Township, Tipton County, Indiana, he having pre-empted that land from the government during the presidency of James K. Polk, who signed the papers. In politics he was an independent voter, believing firmly in the saying of Washington “Don’t forget year country for your politics.”
After a training in the district schools Charles S. Goar pursued a special scientific and teacher’s course in the Central Normal College at Danville, Indiana, and graduated with the class of 1884. He then began the study of medicine under the instructions of Drs. Newcomer and Dickey of Danville, Indiana, and in the fall of 1885 matriculated in the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Indianapolis, where he graduated with the class of 1888. Locating then at Kennedy, Minnesota, he was in practice there until November of 1890. when he returned to Tipton, Indiana, and settled at Goldsmith. He was successful in his practice there and established a splendid reputation for professional skill, but leaving that city he came to Indianapolis in 1899. His fine ability as a medical practitioner is recognized by the profession, and he is often called into consultation both near and far. He is a member of the County Medical Society, and of the State and American Medical Associations.
Dr. Goar since his graduation from the College of Physicians and Surgeons has pursued post graduate courses in the clinics of New York City and in the Post Graduate School of Chicago. He is one of the lecturers in the Indiana School of Medicine, and during the past six years has been physician for the state school for the deaf. He is past noble grand of Goldsmith Lodge No. 324, I. O. O. F., and
is a Thirty-second degree Mason.
Dr. Goar has long been very popular in the ranks of the Republican party in central Indiana. In 1896 he was nominated and elected to the senate of Indiana, representing Tipton and Hamilton Counties, and during the session of 1897 he performed effective work in behalf of the people of his district, serving on a number of important committees and was chairman of the committee on public health and vital statistics. His term continued during the session of 1899. He is a man of marked ability and worth, and gives his hearty co-operation and influence to all public measures having for their object the welfare of the community in which he lives and of the country at large.
He married on March 8. 1891, Miss Jennie Hinkle. a daughter of L. D. and Mary Hinkle. of Goldsmith, Indiana, and a son, Churchill Goar. has been born to them.
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Source: S-2082728222 Repository: #R-2141182454 Title: 1920 United States Federal Census Author: Ancestry.com Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.Original data - Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920. (NARA microfilm publication T625, 2076 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Reco Note: APID: 1,6061::0