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James Knox Hare Family
Obituary: James Knox Hare
Marysville Daily Appeal - 10/7/1902 - Hopeless Struggle Ended - James K. Hare at Last Answers Death's Dreaded Summons, Dying Sunday - Ex-county clerk James Knox Hare, whose serious illness was duly announced in the Appeal, died at his home in this city at 5:20 Sunday morning. - Mr. Hare was born in Rock Island county, Ill. on August 11, 1847 and in 1864 started for the Pacific Slope, coming to Marysville that same year. He was employed clerking for some time, and then entered into business on his own account, becoming a dealer in groceries and provisions at No. 632 B street. - In 1882, Mr. Hare received the nomination for county clerk, and to this office he was elected by a handsome majority for several terms following, he was re-elected by large majorities until he had served 12 years in all. - This is a splendid indication of the high standing he employed in the county and the confidence that was reposed in him. His business and political career made him popular with all classes and the county was very fortunate in being able to retain the services for so long of a man whose experience and education fitted him so well for the office. - His brother, S. C. Hare, attended to his business while he looked after the county's affairs. - Mr. Hare was in poor health for some time, suffering from an abscess in his left lung. - The deceased was an old soldier and served his country well in her hour of danger. He was also a member of the 8th Cal. Vol. and one of the early members of the Corinth Post. - The deceased leaves a wife, two sons - James and Carl Hare, and one daughter, Mrs. Ernst Murphy; also a brother Sam C. Hare to mourn his demise. - In politics the deceased was a Democrat. He had for his deputy in the county clerk's office, J. "Sid" Rearden [sic]. They made a splendid working team. - The announcement of Mr. Hare's death will be received with deep regrets by his friends throughout the entire county for he was one of the best known residents of Marysville. - The funeral will take place from his late residence, corner B & Seventh streets, this morning at 10 o'clock and interment at the city cemetery.