Ware, Joel

From Lane Co Oregon

[edit] History

Joel Ware was born in Ohio in 1832, crossing the Great Plains to California in 1852, then to Portland in 1857 then to Eugene in 1858. He became Lane County Clerk in 1870 and served in this position for at least 16 years. He, along with two others, established the Oregon State Journal newspaper in Eugene on March 12, 1864.

[edit] Illustrated History of Lane County, Oregon, p 480

For fourteen years Mr. Ware has held the office of County Clerk of Lane County, and was engaged with H. R. Kincaid and William Thompson in establishing "The Oregon State Journal" on March 12, 1864. He sold his interest to Mr. Kincaid on February 14, 1865, when he was employed as chief clerk in the surveyor-general's office in Eugene City, and in 1870 was elected County Clerk and has been his own successor to this date, 1884. He was born in Columbia county, Ohio, February 19, 1832, where he was raised and educated. He crossed the plains, driving an ox team to California, where he arrived in August, 1852. He settled in Sacramento and followed the printing business until coming to Oregon in 1857 and locating in Portland, then took a residence in Eugene City, in March, 1858, where he worked on the first newspaper in the place. Married Elizabeth Cochran, and they have six children.

["Illustrated History of Lane County, Oregon." Portland, Oregon: A. G. Walling, publisher, 1884. pg. 480.]

See article by John H. McClung.

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