|Birth: ||Jan. 17, 1857|
|Death: ||Dec. 11, 1903|
Matthew/Mathew Alexander Goar was born on Jan 17, 1857, in Tipton County, Indiana, to parents Henry Goar, born in Virginia (1821-1905), and Martha Ellen Smith, born in Kentucky (1828-1906). Matthew was the seventh child of a family of 13 children, all born in Indiana: Robert S. Goar (1846-1848), John Jesse Goar (1848-1870), James Jefferson Goar (1849-1889), Isaac Newton Goar (1851-1939), William H. Goar (1853-1855), Mary E. Goar (1854-), Sarah Elizabeth Goar-Smith (1858-1919), Nancy Catherine Goar (1861-), Clarissa Emily Goar (1863-1911), Charles S. Goar (1865-) Joseph Melvin Goar (1869-1896), and Thomas L. Goar (1870-1873).
On Aug 19, 1877, in Tipton County, Indiana, Matthew married Alta J. Evans, who died in 1880. They had one daughter, Eva (born ca 1879-).
Matthew moved to Minnesota where he opened a general merchandise business and on Mar 9, 1890, in Teien, Kittson County, Minnesota, he married Mary S. Olson, born in Sweden (1864-1947), daughter of Stephen Olson (1829-1891) and Ingrid Bachman (1840-1920), both born in Sweden. Matthew and Mary did not have any children.
According to a Minnesota biography of Matthew Goar published in 1902, he held various offices, was active on several committees, and was the president of the board when Kennedy was organized as a village in 1899.
Matthew died Dec 11, 1903, and is buried in the family plot in the Kennedy/Hope Cemetery, Kennedy, Kittson County, Minnesota.
Henry M. Goar (1821 - 1905)
Martha Ellen Smith Goar (1828 - 1906)
Mary S. Olson Goar (1864 - 1947)
Joseph M. Goar (____ - 1896)*
Infant Son Goar (____ - 1875)*
James Jefferson Goar (1849 - 1889)*
Mathew Alexander Goar (1857 - 1903)
Sarah E. Goar Smith (1858 - 1919)*
Created by: Shirley Bradley
Record added: Jul 12, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 39369694
In memory of the husband of my grandaunt, Mary (Olson) Goar.|
Olson Family Member
Added: Oct. 3, 2009