Monday, May 12, 2008


Woolmaker, William

The East Liverpool Tribune


     William Woolmaker, one of the best known potters of the city, died at 11 a.m. yesterday (Dec. 10, 1906) at his home, corner of North and Perry street, Northside.  The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow from the residence, the Rev. J. G. Reinartz officiating.  Interment will be made in Spring Grove cemetery.

     Mr. Woolmaker was 44 years of age and leaves a wife and one daughter, Miss Clara, aged 15 years.  He was a member of one of the oldest families of the city and was for 21 years employed as a dipper and worker at the Thompson potteries, and was last employed at the Vodrey pottery.  He was a life-long member of the Lutheran church, having been baptized by the Rev. John Fritz.  He was a member of local No. 18, Brotherhood of Operative Potters, and the local lodge Ben Hur.  Two brothers, George and Robert Woolmaker, both of this city, and three sisters, Mrs. Mary Berger, of Salineville, and Mrs. Mina Connors and Mrs. Frances Conkle, this city survive.

It is the request of Rev. Mr. Reinartz that all members of the church attending the funeral take their hymn books.

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