"History of Ogle Co., Illinois" by Munsell Publishing Co., Chicago, IL, 1909 page 929
HOAR, Patrick F., a well known and thriving farmer of Oregon Township, Ogle County, Ill. and a man looked upon as one of the most useful and reliable members of the community, was born in the same township, April 25, 1869, a son of James and Ellen (Lynch) (O'Connor) Hoar, natives of County Kerry, Ireland. the first marriage of James Hoar took place in Massachusetts, when he was married to Catherine Moriarity, both he and his wife being natives of Dingle, County Kerry, Ireland. Two children were born to them, James and Mary. The first wife having died, Mr. Hoar later married in Oregon, Ill., Mrs. Mary Ellen O'Connor, widow of James O'Connor, also a native of County Kerry, Ireland. Two children were the issue of this marriage: Patrick F., subject of this sketch, and Helen [sic], the wife of George Colson. James Hoar, who was a farmer by occupation, died on his farm in Oregon Township, April 25, 1886, his widow still surviving him at eighty years of age. George Colson, the first husband of Mrs. Hoar, on coming to this country, located in La Salle County, where he followed the life of a railroad engineer, dying at Peru, Ill. at the age of thirty-five years. He and his wife were the parents of three children - John, Catherine and Jeremiah.
Patrick F. Hoar was reared and schooled in Oregon Township, where since early manhood he has followed farming. He is the owner of 80 acres of desirable land, on which he has made good improvements, erecting substantial and convenient buildings, and being successful in his farming operations.
On political questions, Mr. Hoar is a supporter of the Republican party, and has taken a good citizen's interest in the affairs of his township. For six years, he has held the office of Highway Commissioner, and is serving on the Board of School Trustees. He is a devout member of the Catholic Church.
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