Henry Brunt biography

[Trade Journal]

Publication: China, Glass & Lamps

Pittsburgh, PA, United States
vol. 25, no. 19, p. 7, col. 2

Henry Brunt, the prominent East Liverpool potter, whose death was noted in our last issue, was born in Trent England, Jan. 11, 1831. His parents were William and Elizabeth (Boone) Brunt, who came to the United States in 1842, and arrived at New Orleans in the following November. After a short stay there they started for St. Louis on a steamer, but the boat grounded at Chester, Ill., and the family went from there to Pinkneyville, Perry county, Ill., where his father purchased a farm and tilled the soil for four years. Leaving there in 1846 the family started for Pittsburg, but landed in East Liverpool. While a young man Henry Brunt started into business in the manufacture of yellow ware, succeeding William Bloor, who was in partnership with Mr. Brunt's father. He continued manufacturing yellow ware until 1851, when he commenced the making of door knobs. It was not long then until he started a porcelain works, and later his sons, William H. and George F. Brunt, were taken into the business. The fomer now has charge of the knob works, while George F. runs the porcelain plant. Mr. Brunt was a soldier in the civil war and one of the bravest men who faced the confederates during the great struggle. He answered a call for volunteers and served as a private in Company I, One Hundred and Forty-third Regiment, O. V. I. Mr. Brunt is survived by his beloved and noble wife, who was formerly Miss Annie Holtzman, of Pittsburg, whom he married in 1854, and three children, George F. and William H., both of East Liverpool, and Mrs. Emma B. Thompson, of Chicago, all of whom were at the bedside when death came. William Brunt, Sr., president of the Brunt Pottery Co., and of the Potters National Bank, a brother survives. The late Mrs. Dr. W. L. Thompson and Mrs. William Bloor were his sisters. The funeral was held on Sunday afternoon and was largely attended. The I. O. O. F. and Gen. Lyon Post, G. A. R., had charge of teh ceremonies.


Keywords:Henry Brunt : Family : William Brunt Pottery Company
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Researcher:Bob Stahr
Date completed:July 25, 2007 by: Elton Gish;