History of Erie County, Pennsylvania, 1884

H. R. Barnhurst Biography

H. R. Barnhurst, general manager and treasurer Stearns Manufacturing Co., Erie, was born in Philadelphia, Penn., Sept. 3, 1846; son of William Barnhurst, one of the first iron and steel umbrella frame-makers in the United States; he was a native of England, and came to America in 1810.

Our subject received his school training in Philadelphia High School; clerked in a dry goods store a short time, then engaged in coal mining and shipping, which he carried on until 1879, in which year he came to Erie and entered the manufacturing industry. Mr. Barnhurst was married, in 1869, in Philadelphia, to Emily, daughter of I. N. Gregory. Two children have been born to this union - Effi and Harry.

Our subject and wife are members of St. Paul's Episcopal Church n Erie City; politically, he is a Democrat.

Source: History of Erie County, Pennsylvania; City of Erie; Chicago; Warner, Beers & Co.; 1884

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