Dr. Charles R. Tinder, physician and surgeon and proprietor of a drug store in Englevale, Crawford county, has been listed with the professional men of this county and town for twelve years. He came well equipped for the successful practice of medicine, and his subsequent record indicates how well he has advanced into the favor of the people of this vicinity. He is a thorough business man, and has managed his affairs most profitably. Since coming to Englevale he has been thoroughly identified with the best interests of the town, and it prosperity as a town must always reflect more or less credit on this one of its esteemed citizens.
Dr. Tinder was born in Audrain county, Missouri, January 27, 1865, being a son of David M. and Elizabeth (Thompson) Tinder. His parents were natives, respectively, of Virginia and Kentucky, and they took up their residence in Missouri in 1861. His mother died on March 4, 1884, at the age of fifty-one, and his father on November 11, 1884, aged fifty-four years.
Dr. Tinder received his early schooling in the Old Pine school in Audrain county, and later, at the State Normal at Kirksville, Missouri. He began the study of medicine in the St. Louis College of Physicians and Surgeons, and in 1891 graduated from the Marion Sims College of Medicine in St. Louis. In April of the year of his graduation he came to Hepler, Kansas, and on February 23, 1892, indentified[sic] himself with Englevale by purchasing the drug store of Gardner and Boaz and engaging in practice here. Since then his career has been one of steady progression, and his patronage is large and drawn from the best classes. He held the office of health officer of Crawford county during 1900 and 1901, and is a member of the Southeastern Kansas Medical Society. He owns his own home and store, besides two houses and lots in town which he rents.
Dr. Tinder affiliates with the Ancient Order of United Workmen, No. 458, the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, No. 481, the Knights and Ladies of Security, No. 99, and the Modern Woodmen of America, No. 1612. He and his wife are members of the Methodist church. He married, August 17, 1887, Miss Clara B. McAllister, a daughter of F. M. and Ellen McAllister, of Indiana. Dr. and Mrs. Tinder have four children: Esta E., Paul Paguin, Chrystal C. and Charles I.Pages 470-471 from A Twentieth century history and biographical record of Crawford County, Kansas, by Home Authors; Illustrated. Published by Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago, IL : 1905. 656 p. ill. Transcribed by Carolyn Ward, in November, 2003.
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