Biography of John J. Fawcett
Springfield, Clark County, OH Biographies





JOHN J. FAWCETT, brass founder, Springfield; is one of the manufacturers of Springfield; he was born in Leeds, Yorkshire, England, in 1836; served a regular apprenticeship at his trade in England, and came to the United States in 1862, and has since followed the above business; he was engaged in the business in Chicago a number of years, and was one of the unfortunates who were made penniless by the great fire; After which he worked at his trade in different places, and came to Springfield in 1873; and started a brass foundry in connection with J. H. Kelly; subsequently purchased Mr. Kelly's interest, and has since conducted the business alone. His foundry is located on the alley between Main and High, and Market and Center streets. He is the first man to make a success of this business as a specialty in this city, and has an increasing trade. He is thoroughly acquainted with all the details of his business; is active and respected in business and social circles. He married, March 16, 1876, Miss Mary J. Barry; she is a native of Ireland; was a resident of Indianapolis at the time of her marriage, but was formerly for a number of years a resident of Dayton.

From:
History of Clark County, Ohio
W. H. Beers & Co.
Chicago 1881


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