Biography of Joseph B. Hare
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JOSEPH BUCKBEE HARE - One of the men who can look upon the hustling and progressive life of The Bronx, New York, today and take pride in it as in part his handiwork is Joseph Buckbee Hare, treasurer and trustee of the Dollar Savings Bank. In addition to being a good business executive, Mr. Hare is civic minded, and it is this combination which has been of such value to the community in which he has lived since it seemed a small town and far away from New York. Mr. Hare moved there in 1888, when he was twenty one years of age. He was born in Esperance, New York, on April 4, 1867, son of James Jay and Harriett Elizabeth (Conklin) Hare. His father was in the hotel business.

Joseph B. Hare's first position was that of clerk in the Delevergne Machine Company's offices, after he completed his education in the country schools of Schoharie County, New York. From that work he passed to the Central Union and Northern Union Gas Company, with whom he remained for twenty six years, for the most part in the capacity of assistant superintendent. In 1914 his long years of capable and dependable service began to count, and he was appointed trustee of the Dollar Savings Bank. Here his business acumen and his readiness to assume responsibility and to do more than his share of work won recognition, and in 1922 he was elected treasurer of the bank. His absorption in business has not prevented his enthusiastic support of the excellent work being accomplished by The Bronx County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. of which Mr. Hare is treasurer. He is an Independent in politics, a Mason, member of the Bunting Lodge, No. 655, Free and Accepted Masons; a member of Sylvan Chapter, No. 188, Royal Arch Masons; Constantine Gommandery, No. 48, Knights Templar; and Mecca Temple, Ancient Arabic Order Nobles of the Mystic Shrine. He is also treasurer of The Bronx Legal Assistance Society. His church affiliation is with the Mott Haven Reformed Church. He is a member of the Scarsdale Golf Club, and the Harlem Yacht Club.

On September 19, 1893, in Amsterdam, New York, Mr. Hare married Adeline Coley Greene, daughter of Robert and Dorothy Greene. Mrs. Hare passed away July 1, 1926. Mr. Hare resides at No. 900 Grand Concourse, The Bronx.

From:
The Bronx and its people
A History 1609-1927
Board of Editors: James L. Wells,
Louis F. Haffen
Josiah A. Briggs.
Historian: Benedict Fitspatrick
Publisher: The Lewis Historical Publishing Co., Inc.
New York 1927


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