Obituary of John W. Boch


Publication: East Liverpool Review

East Liverpool, OH, United States
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Founder of Newall Specialty Porcelain Company Succumbs in Thompson Avenue Home.

John W. Boch, 74, founder of the Specialty Porcelain company, of Newall, and for the last 15 years consulting engineer for the Westinghouse Electric and Engineering company of Pittsburg, died today in his home, 427 Thompson avenue, after a six weeks' illness.

Mr. Boch was born in Brooklyn, N. Y., September 30, 1855. His parents moved to Corona, N. Y., when he was eight years old, where he received his education and later became manager of a pottery. In 1884 he came to East Liverpool as secretary and general manager of the R. Thomas & Sons Co. Prior to his illness he had been associated with his son, Oscar Boch, in the management of the Newall porcelain.

He was a member of the East Liverpool Masonic lodge, Odd Fellows and the Methodist Episcopal church.

He was married to Miss Luda Stevenson on January 14, 1891.

Besides his widow, he leaves one son, Oscar, two daughters; two nephews, Uriah Boch and Chester A. Smith, and a niece, Mrs. Harriet Swain, New York.

Keywords:John Boch : R. Thomas & Sons Company : Specialty Porcelain Works
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Researcher:Elton Gish
Date completed:February 2, 2011 by: Elton Gish;