Hays - George C. - Montgomery InGenWeb Project

Go to content

Hays - George C.

Source: 1880 Fountain County, Indiana HW Beckwith HIstory p 486

George C. HAYS, physician, Hillsboro. The subject of this  short memoir was b. in Dark Co Ohio Jan 22, 1836 his parents  being Samuel U and Linda Mira (COLLINS) Hays; the former a native  of Oh and latter of NJ. When the Dr. was 5 weeks old his parents  removed by wagon to Montgomery co IN, and shortly afterward his  father purchased a farm in the SW corner of Tippecanoe Co, where  by simply climbing a fence one could step into either Fountain or  Montgomery Co. Here Mr. H. spent his youth on the paternal farm  and acquired his early education at one of the pioneer log school  houses and later by his own study and research, while following  the occupation of teacher he obtained a more thorough  education.
In 1862 he began reading medicine and pursued this study until  he entered the army, enlisting in the 154th In Reg, with which he  served as 2nd Lt. until the close of the war. On returning home  he again took up his studies and continued them until 1867 when  he took a full course of lectures at the Univ of Michigan at Ann  Arbor. In 1868 he removed to Hillsboro where he began and has  built up an extensive and constantly increasing practice.
In 1878 he graduated at the College of Physicians and Surgeons  which was shortly afterward dissolved and afterward restablished  as the Medical College of Indiana. He holds a diploma from the  latter univ also. He married in Cain TWP in Nov 1868 Miss Mary A,  daughter of WIlliam and Paulina RIVERS early settlers in this  part of the co. He has one child, a daughter named Vonia V. The  Dr. is a prominent member of the IOOF [Independent Order of Odd Fellows]  and is politically a  Democrat in which party he is one of the most prominent and  leading spirts.
© Copyright 9-9-2007 Karen Zach

Back to content