Wednesday, April 23, 2008


The East Liverpool Tribune




The above illustration is a good likeness of William and Samuel R. Cartwright, pioneer potters and brothers, who died within 37 hours of each other, Samuel expiring yesterday (May 13, 1906) just after the hour of noon. They were associated in business and were men of exemplary traits of character and steadfast Christians.

The funeral of William Cartwright occurs today at 2 o'clock from the late residence, under the auspices of the Odd Fellows and the Grand Army, full military honors to be accorded. Interment will be made in Riverview cemetery. A bible presented to Mr. Cartwright by Bethel chapel in England will be used in the service. It is over 50 years old and was highly prized by the deceased.

The remains of Samuel Cartwright may be viewed this evening from 7:30 until 10 o'clock at the home in Fourth street. The funeral will occur at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon, interment to be made in Riverview.

These two brothers were potters of the old school and self-made men of the highest ideal. They worked hard for business success and deserved much praise for their kindness to employes<sic> and their honest business methods.

Samuel Robert Cartwright, vice president of the Cartwright Bros. company, potters, died Sunday at 12:15 o'clock. He was a brother of William Cartwright, president of the company, who passed away Friday night. Death was due to dropsy.

There is quite a coincidence in the two deaths, as the two brothers had been almost constant associates in business and social life and were familiar figures together on the street going to and from the factory. They married sisters and in many respects they were similar in habits and good traits of character.

Samuel Cartwright was born in Burslem, England, May 2, 1840. When but five years of age he came to this country for about seven years. On his return he came with his parents to East Liverpool. He was the seventh child and youngest son of William and Elizabeth Cartwright.

Early in life he began to learn the potting trade and followed it until in the year 1877, when he became a member of the firm of Cartwright, Manley & Co. in 1880 the two brothers bought the holding of Holland Manley and it became the Cartwright Bros. In 1897 they incorporated under the name of the Cartwright Bros. Co. Besides being vice-president, Mr. Cartwright was general manager. He was for two terms president to city council and was one of the township trustees. He was also a member of the Gen. Lyon Post, G. A. R., having enlisted at the same time as did his brother, William, in Co. I, 143rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry. In politics Mr. Cartwright was an ardent Republican and in religion he was a life long member of the Methodist Episcopal church. He was a great home man and his happiest hours were those he spent with his family. He was possessed of a wide acquaintance and no man was held in higher respect in the community.

When Cartwright & Manley began business in 1864 they had a one-kiln yellow ware pottery. It took hard work and long hours and great sacrifices to establish the business and put it on substantial footing. The Cartwright brothers were, however, natural potters and men of great energy. In England the Cartwright family was noted for their progress in the mechanical arts and they came of a long line of good people.

He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth, who was the daughter of William and Elizabeth Talbot and to whom he was united in marriage in 1861. Two children were born to them Frank E., who died in infancy, and Fred H. Fred married Carrie Metsch and has two children, Robert and Ruth.

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