Biography of George H. Barlow
Columbiana County, OH Biographies

George H. Barlow, who successfully operates a cement block manufacturing business at East Liverpool, known as the River Road Block Works, is a native of England. He was born at Hanley, Staffordshire, Oct. 10, 1881, and is the son of William and Mary (Green) Barlow.

William Barlow, retired, followed the potter's trade in early life and later successfully conducted a mercantile business until his retirement in 1920. He has spent his entire life in England. To Mr. and Mrs. Barlow were born nine children, as follows: George H., the subject of this sketch; William, a World War veteran, lives in England; Olive, married Arthur Hassall, lives at Coleridge, England, where he is identified with the George Hassall & Son Company; Douglas, lives at Hanely, England; Alfred, John, Hanley, and Bertram, all deceased; Daisy, married John Smith, lives at Grirnsby, England; and Henry, a World War veteran, conducts his father's business in England.

George H. Barlow received his education in the public schools of Hanley, England, and was graduated from high school in 1898. He learned the potter's trade in the employ of the Fenton Pottery Company and in 1914 came to this country and located in East Liverpool, where he became connected with the Edwin M. Knowles Pottery Company of Newell, W. Va. In 1924 Mr. Barlow engaged in his present business enterprise which has developed to an output of 600 blocks daily. He has an extensive trade throughout Ohio and West Virginia. Concrete chimneys and other specialties are also manufactured by the company.

On Aug. 1, 1908, Mr. Barlow was united in marriage with Miss Jennie Hughes, of Hanley, England, the daughter of John T. and Ellen (Hughes) Hughes, of Montreal, Canada. They have a daughter, Freda, who attends East Liverpool High School.

Mr. Barlow and his family are identified with the Orchard Grove Church and have a wide acquaintance in Columbiana County.

History of Columbiana County, Ohio
By: Harold B. Barth
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1926

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