Pare was born 11 August 1805 in Birmingham, the son of John Pare, a cabinetmaker and upholsterer. He died in Croydon, Surrey on 18 June 1873. Pare combined a successful commercial career with a lifetime's efforts to promote co-operative schemes. After a period apprenticed to his father, he set up as a tobacconist and snuff seller in New Street, Birmingham. By his mid-twenties he was associated with Thomas attwood, Joseph Parkes and other political radicals in the town.
From The Biographical Dictionary of British Economists in Oxford Reference.