Biography of S. C. Brush
Erie County, NY Biographies


Brush, S. C., Buffalo. - William C. Brush, father of the Brush Brothers, brick manufacturers, is an old resident of Buffalo and a lifelong brick manufacturer. He was born in Delaware county, N. Y., in 1819, and his life until sixteen years of age was spent on a farm. He came to Buffalo in 1844 and engaged in the manufacture of brick, for many years being in partnership with his brother, Alexander. They were very prosperous and the business developed into the largest of the kind in Buffalo. In 1879 they located on the present site of the Brush Brothers' plant, and in 1890 Alexander went out of the business, and William, with three sons, William H., Warren H. and Stephen C., have successfully conducted the large business ever since. Mr. Brush and his sons are all Republicans. Mr. Brush is of Scotch descent and the family dates back many generations in America. Mr. Brush's first wife was Hannah Bull, who bore him two sons, William H. and Warren H. (twins), and one daughter, Jennie. His second wife was Susan Barckley, and she had one son, Stephen C.

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Edited by: Truman C. White
The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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