GOLDIA CARR, who is engaged in the garage and transfer business at Milroy, one of the best known business men
in that part of the county, was born in Rush county and has lived here all his life with the exception of a period
of about three years when, shortly after his marriage, he was a resident of the neighboring county of Decatur.
He was born on a farm in Rushville township on July 28, 1884, son of Leander and Callie (Parson) Carr, the former
of whom also was born in this county, a member of one of the old families of the county, and both of whom are still
living. Leander Carr is a son of George Carr, a Pennsylvanian, who established his home in this county many years
ago and became a substantial farmer. Reared in this county, Leander Carr became engaged in farming on his own account
after his marriage to Callie Parson, who was born in Wabash county, this state, and has continued farming, now
the owner of a well kept farm of eighty acres in Anderson township. To him and his wife, four children have been
born, two of them are living, the subject of this sketch and Urmston Carr. Reared on the farm, Goldia Carr received
his schooling in the schools of Anderson township. After his marriage he bought a small farm in Decatur county
and was there engaged in farming for about three years, at the end of which time he returned to this county and
rented a farm in Anderson township. A year later he moved to Milroy and was for five years thereafter engaged in
the garage of Logan Parson. He then started a garage of his own in a building 20 by 40 feet, giving special attention
to repair work, and his business grew so rapidly that in the following year he found it necessary to seek larger
quarters. He then moved into the old Mercer livery barn, a building 41 by 87, remodeled the same to suit his needs
and has ever since been engaged in business at that location, doing a general garage, repair and transfer business.
Mr. Can started with one truck and now has five trucks and employs eight men in his business. Goldia Carr has been
twice married. In 1905 he was united in marriage to Lena Fidler, who died in 1913. leaving one child, a son, Leonard.
In 1917 Mr. Carr married Bertha Ray, daughter of Louis Ray, and to this union one child has been born, a daughter,
Thelma. Mr. and Mrs. Carr are members of the Christian church and take a proper interest in the work of the same.
In his political views Mr. Carr is a Republican. Fraternally, he is affiliated with the local lodges of the Masons,
the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, the Modern Woodmen of America and the Knights of Pythias, and in the affairs
of these several organizations takes an active interest.
Centennian History of Rush County, Indiana
Edited by: A. L. Gary and E. B. Thomas
Historical Publishing Company
Rush County, IN
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