Biography of James H. Hoar
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Hoar, James H., assistant postmaster, 1894-98, was born in Fall River, October 8, 1860. He attended the public schools of his native city and then worked for several years in different cotton mills. Being of an active and enterprising turn of mind, he left the mills and for several years was a wide awake and efficient agent in Fall River for the John Hancock Life Insurance Company. He severed his connection with the life insurance business February 26, 1894, to accept the position of assistant postmaster in the Fall River post office. He filled this place very acceptably for the full term of four years. Mr. Hoar has been active in local politics and served during 1889 and 1890 as a member of the Common Council from old Ward 5. In 1892 he received the caucus nomination of the Democratic party for alderman and was defeated at the polls by only nine votes. He was several times a delegate to the State conventions and for one year served as chairman of the Democratic congressional committee. In 1897 Mr. Hoar was nominated on the Democratic ticket for mayor of Fall River. He is a member of the A. O. H., Robert Emmett Temperance Society, the Foresters, and is president of the Black Bass Social Club, and exalted ruler of the Fall River Order of Elks. May 19, 1881, he married Mary F. Coppinger of Fall River, and they have seven children: Nellie, Henry G., Nora M., James E., John W., Sarah and Mary L. Mr. Hoar is a son of Charles P. and Sarah A. (Murphy) Hoar. Charles P. Hoar was a native of England and came to America in 1852. He served in the late war in Co. G, 26th Mass. Vols., and held the rank of sergeant. He has been a well known citizen of Fall River many years.

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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