Pueblo County, Colorado
JAMES M. SARE
Contributed by Karen Mitchell.
James M. Sare, a highly respected and worthy citizen of Pueblo, who is now
filling the office of county commissioner, has during much of his life been in
public service, his fellow townsmen recognizing his capability and his fidelity
in office. He was born near Bloomington, in Monroe county, Indiana, April 11,
1849, and is a son of Lucien B. and Jane (Carmichael) Sare. The father engaged
in farming and homesteaded in Indiana, where he spent his entire life, reaching
the notable old age of ninety-four years, while his wife was ninety-six years of
age at the time of her demise. He was a native of Virginia, while Mrs. Sare was
born in North Carolina. They reared a family of six sons and six daughters.
James M. Sare, who was the sixth child in that family, began his education
in the rural schools, and while his opportunities of attending school were
somewhat limited, he possessed an observing eye and a retentive memory and has
thus added much to his knowledge as the years have passed. In his youthful days
he began work upon the home farm, on which he concentrated his efforts and
attention more and more largely as the years passed on, remaining with his
father until he reached adult age. He next accepted a position in the county
clerk's office in Monroe county, where he remained for four years. At this time
he took up the study of law and was admitted to the bar in Bloomington, Indiana.
He then began practicing in the probate and justice courts, in which he
continued for three years, and on the expiration of that period he accepted a
position on the road, representing a blank book and stationery house, but in
1876 was called upon for public service, the democratic party of Monroe county
making him its nominee for the office of sheriff. The county was largely
republican and Mr. Sare made the race, being defeated by only fourteen votes, a
fact which indicated his popularity and the confidence reposed in him. He then
turned his attention to the life insurance business and was general agent for
the State Life Insurance Company of Indiana, which he yet represents. His
identification with Pueblo dates from 1898 and through the intervening period he
has been a representative of insurance interests in the city in which he makes
his home. On the 9th of January, 1917, he took office as county commissioner and
is now serving in that capacity, making an excellent record by the prompt and
faithful manner in which he discharges his duties. His political endorsement is
given to the democratic party, of which he has been a stanch advocate since
reaching adult age.
Mr. Sare has been married twice. He first wedded Miss Nannie East, who died
in 1873, and for his second wife chose Mollie Robinson. His children are: R. L.
Sare, who was born of the first marriage and is now vice president of the
Majestic Range Company at St. Louis, Missouri; Beryl, who is the wife of C. H.
Converse, of Pueblo; Bessie E., the wife of Fred Smith, living at Silver City,
New Mexico; and Josie May, the wife of Professor Charles Frazee, of Duluth,
Minnesota, and there are also six grandchildren.
Fraternally Mr. Sare is an Elk and is identified with the Knights of
Pythias and the Improved Order of Red Men. He belongs to the Commerce Club of
Pueblo and cooperates heartily in all of its well defined plans and projects for
the upholding of the city, the extension of its trade relations and the
upholding of its civic standards. His policy as an office holder is to guard the
interests of the taxpayers by giving a good economical business administration.
He has become well known during the period of his residence in Pueblo and all
with whom he has come in contact speak of him in terms of warm regard,
recognizing in him many sterling traits of manhood and of citizenship.
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