Transcribed from E.F. Hollibaugh's Biographical history of Cloud County, Kansas biographies of representative citizens. Illustrated with portraits of prominent people, cuts of homes, stock, etc. [n.p., 1903] 919p. illus., ports. 28 cm. Scanned from a copy held by the State Library of Kansas.
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J.W. Hare is a native of Indiana, born in 1852 (for ancestry, see sketch of Mark Hare). When a boy Mr. Hare's parents emigrated to Iowa and subsequently to Missouri, where Mr. Hare received a common school education. He began his career on a farm at the age of fourteen years. In 1871, he came to Kansas and took up the homestead where he now lives in Lyon township, about four miles from Glasco. The family took up four hundred and eighty acres of land in a body, or three homesteads. Mr. Hare raises wheat extensively and at the present time has two hundred and forty acres. In 1898-9 his ground yielded on an average forty bushels of wheat to the acre. He has made wheat growing a specialty.

Mr. Hare was married, in 1870, to Mamie Kunkel of Holt county, Missouri, a daughter of Jacob Kunkel. Their family consists of three sons, Mark, Edward, and Arthur, all of whom have reached their majority. Mark, the eldest son, married May Prince, daughter of Ferd Prince of Glasco. Edward is married to Myrtle Childs.

Politically, Mr. Hare is a Republican. He is a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows of Glasco. Mr. Hare has one of the best homes in his township. In 1884 he built a comfortable frame residence. He is a frugal and successful farmer. Mrs. Hare is an estimable woman and their home is a pleasant one.