Biography of Frederick W. Hoar
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FREDERICK WALPOLE HOAR, E. M., of Globe, Arizona, is one of the best known mining men in the Southwest, has been connected with numerous mining interests throughout the State, having held prominent positions throughout the Globe-Miami district, and has won distinction in his calling. He is the son of R. M. Hoar, a merchant of Houghton, Michigan, who died several years ago. His career has been most interesting, and shows what can he accomplished by perseverance. Upon graduating from the High School he entered the Michigan College of Mines, at Houghton. Having decided, at the end of the first year, to pay for his own education, he conceived the scheme of selling hooks, paper, instruments, etc., to the other students to accomplish this end. This was in 1893, and his plan has been followed continuously by other students. The business was launched with a bankroll of twenty five dollars. The First National Bank, however, paid the first hills without charge, and in thirty days the business was self sustaining and proved very profitable thereafter. In 1895 he was appointed assistant to the Professor of the Mining Engineering Department, and served in this capacity during 1896 and 1897, then resigned because of a desire to get into the field, and left for Globe, Arizona, to accept a position with the Old Dominion Copper Mining Smelting Company, as assistant mining engineer and chemist, at three dollars per day. Three months' work, however, brought an increase of salary to one hundred dollars per month, three more brought one hundred and fifty dollars per month and the position of chief mining engineer, with two assistants. Whenever a man was wanted, Mr. Hoar was called upon to take the place, and he therefore filled the position of chemist, mining engineer, metallurgist, smelter superintendent, master mechanic, foreman and acting manager, at various times. In July. 1901, he received the appointment of manage and agent of the entire company holdings, to succeed S. A. Darnall. The eastern management of the company changed hands in 1902, and the new management asked for recommendations as to the most advisable action to take regarding the property. Mr. Hoar advised the building of modern smelting and mining equipment, which the directors decided to install after due consideration and examination by other experts, and Mr. Hoar was instructed to design and install the plant he wanted. About two years were consumed in the building of this plant, which was almost completed when the Phelps Dodge Company became interested in the property and Dr. L. D. Ricketts was appointed manager. In about thirty days after Mr. Hoar left, in 1904, the plant was in operation. He next located in El Paso, where he opened an office as mining engineer and metallurgist. His business, being successful, has taken him into many parts of the Territory, and he moved his family to various towns, as business interests warranted. In July, 1909, he moved back to Globe, where he still resides, and is general manager of the Southwestern Miami Development Company, as well as associated in a professional way with other mining companies. Mr. Hoar is a member of the American Institute of Alining Engineers, is a 32nd degree Mason, an Elk, and has the degrees of Bachelor of Science and Engineer of Mines conferred upon him by the Michigan College of Mines. Mr. Hoar was married December 23, 1901, at Globe, to Miss Mildred Trevillian, a native of that town, and here two of their children. Gertrude Eileen and Frederick Walpole, were born, the remaining one of the family, Mildred Walpole, having been born at Tombstone.

From:
Who's Who in Arizona
Vol 1
Compiled and Published by Jo Conners
Press of The Arizona Daily Star
Tucson, Arizona 1913


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