Henry Brunt Obituary

[Trade Journal]

Publication: Crockery & Glass Journal

New York, NY, United States
vol. 61, no. 23, p. 21, col. 2

East Liverpool and Vicinity.

The death of Henry Brunt here on the evening of Decoration Day removed one of the oldest potters in East Liverpool. He had been in ill health and had practically retired from business for years. His funeral was held Sunday at his home under the charge of the Odd Fellows, and at the cemetery the G. A. R. took charge. Mr. Brunt was seventy-one years old, and came to this country with his parents when eight years of age - in 1842. The family first went to New Orleans. They then ascended the river to Chester, Ill., and went from there to Pinkneyville and settled on a farm. After four years of farming they came to East Liverpool, where Henry's father entered into the manufacture of yellow ware with William Bloor. Henry succeeded Mr. Bloor in the partnership. The product was changed to door knobs and porcelain fixtures some time in the fifties. His sons, W. H. and George, now conduct the business. Mr. Brunt served as a solder during the war of the Rebellion in the 143d Ohio regiment - his brother, William Brunt, being captain of his company and W. H. Vodrey colonel of the regiment.


Keywords:Henry Brunt : William Brunt
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Researcher:Bob Stahr
Date completed:February 4, 2008 by: David Wiecek;