Biography of Sinclair M. Hague
Northwestern Ohio Biographies

Success in professional life depends more upon the ability and energy of the aspirant himself, than is the case with lines of effort in which extraneous advantages can be made to reinforce a lack of capacity, and this well known attorney of Napoleon. Henry county, may justly take pride in his high standing in the legal fraternity of this section.

Mr. Hague was born July 6. 1834, at Leesville, Carroll county, Ohio, whence during his infancy his parents removed to Moorfield, Harrison county, Ohio, where they remained until 1837. They then returned to Carroll county, and in April, 1830, they settled at Urichsville, Ohio.

As our subject's youth was mainly spent in Carroll county, he received his education in the common schools of that locality, and after the removal of the family to Urichsville he taught school for five years in Tuscarawas, Harrison, and Carroll counties. In the meantime he began reading law, and in 1855 he was appointed deputy auditor of Tuscarawas county, a position which he held until the following year. While continuing his studies he supported himself by writing in various public offices in that county, and in September, 1857, he was admitted to the Bar at Zanesville, Ohio. The next few months were spent in teaching, but in April, 1858, he began his professional practice at New Philadelphia, Ohio, where he remained until December, 1859. During that winter he taught school at Florida, Henry county, and on May 8, 1860, he located at Napoleon, where he has since been successfully engaged in the practice of law. He is a public spirited citizen, being active in all important movements in his locality, and he took an influential part in the incorporation of the town of Napoleon. In politics he is a strong Republican, and in religious faith he is a Methodist, being one of the leading members of the Church at Napoleon.

On October 2, 1860, he was married in Janesville, Tuscarawas county, to Miss Helen L. O'Hagan, a native of Franklin, Portage county, Ohio, who died in Napoleon August 23, 1890. Of their seven children, three died in infancy; the others are: Alice G., Harry C. (an attorney at Napoleon, now holding office as justice of the peace), Charles V., and Edwin C.

Commemorative Biographical Record of Northwestern, Ohio
Including the counties of
Defiance, Henry, Williams and Fulton
Published by: J. H. Beers and Company
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