Biography of George E. Hoar
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Hoar, George E., painter and dealer in wall paper, was born in Warren, R. I., August 27, 1826. He left school when twelve years old, working in a cotton mill for one year and in the Robeson Print Works two years. He then learned the painting and paper hanging trade, which he has followed ever since with the exception of about two years. In 1853 he went to California, returned the next year and in 1856 went a second time, taking his wife and daughter. They started for California with the first party that crossed the entire Isthmus of Panama by railroad. They had gone safely across the Isthmus from Aspinwall to Panama and while getting their tickets registered at Panama to board the steamer for San Francisco, party of about fifty, including himself and family, were attacked by a band of negro ruffians and all of the men except three were killed for plunder. Mr. Hoar arrived in safety at San Francisco, where he engaged in the bakery business until his return in 1857. On February 14, 1858, he began a business in painting and paper hanging for himself and has since prospered. He conducts his business on Bedford street in a large building which he erected in 1882 and now owns. Mr. Hoar has been a director in Tecumseh Mill for fifteen years. In 1851 he married Elizabeth A. Mascraff, and after her death married her sister. They have three children: Annie, George W., and Mary Gertrude. His son, George W. Hoar, is associated with him in the busi. ness as a partner.

Our county and its people
A descriptive and biographical history of
Bristol County, Massachusetts
Prepaired and published under the auspices of
The Fall River News and The Taunton Gasette
With assistance of Hon. Alanson Borden
The Boston History Company, Publishers, 1899.

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