James J. Hinde, along with Mr. J. J. Dauch, purchased an interest in a paper mill. Later the two men became the namesakes of the company “Hinde and Dauch Paper Company” in Sandusky, Ohio. Hinde and Dauch was incorporated in 1900. The company manufactured corrugated paper products. While this firm is no longer in business, the company provided jobs to many Sandusky area residents throughout the first half of the twentieth century.
Mr. Hinde’s obituary in the New York Times, February 24, 1931, it is reported that J. J. Hinde manufactured an automobile before Henry Ford manufactured his first automobile. It was said that Henry Ford visited Mr. Hinde in Ohio many times.
James J. Hinde died of pneumonia on February 23, 1931. He is buried with his wife Catherine Ann Hinde in St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Sandusky, Ohio.