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John, George, Richard & George Herbert Barlow

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Genealogical and Personal Memorial of Mercer County, New Jersey The Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago, IL, 1907
 
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George Herbert Barlow, who in connection with his father owns and manages the "Barlow Hotel," located on Clinton Street, Trenton, New Jersey, is also prominently identified with many other interests of the city. He is a member of a family which came from England and have made this country their home.

John Barlow, great-grandfather of George Herbert Barlow, was born in Wolstanton, Staffordshire, England, and he had a son named George.

George Barlow, son of John Barlow, was born in Wolstanton, Staffordshire, England, and was a designer and decorator of pottery by occupation. He married Anna Kent, daughter of William Kent, a shoemaker, and had children: Richard; and George, who emigrated to America and was a member of the state legislature from Stamford, Connecticut, in 1892.

Richard Barlow, son of George and Anna (Kent) Barlow, was born in Eutoria, Staffordshire, England, February 26, 1846. He emigrated to America, December 22, 1862, embarking on the sailing vessel, "Constitution,”and arrived in this country after a voyage of fifty-four days. He obtained a position in the pottery works of the Greenwood Pottery Company, in Trenton, New Jersey, and in 1870 went to East Liverpool, Ohio, where he established a terra cotta and brick factory, and later a pottery factory. He subsequently sold these and removed to Cincinnati, Ohio, where he established himself in the hotel business. He followed this latter line of business in Louisville, Kentucky, and later in St. Louis, Missouri. He returned to East Liverpool in 1872. He removed to Trenton, New Jersey, 1886, and built the Hotel Brighton in South Broad Street, sold this after a time, and again established a hard pottery factory at the corner of Sheridan and Seward Avenues, which he sold in 1892. The following year he built the "Barlow Hotel" on Clinton Street, facing the Pennsylvania Railroad depot, which he has since conducted on very successful and popular lines. It is one of the finest and most commodious hotels of its size in Trenton. Mr. Barlow has also many other business interests. He is secretary of the Kline Barber Chair Company, is connected with Campbell, Webb & Company, manufacturers of fine rubber goods, and the Delaware Land Dredging Company. He is one of the promoters of the Elmira and Rochester Street Railway. He is a member of the Society of St. George and of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks. He is a regular attendant at the Episcopal Church.

He married Hannah Whitehouse, born in Loutton, England, daughter of John Whitehouse, and among their children was a son, George Herbert.

George Herbert Barlow, son of Richard and Hannah (Whitehouse) Barlow, was born in Fenton, Staffordshire, England, July 29, 1866. He was a very young child when he came with his parents to the United States, and he was educated in the public schools of East Liverpool, Ohio. He learned the trade of china decoration, at which he became an expert and followed this occupation for some time. He removed to Trenton, New Jersey, in 1887, and purchased the Phoenix Hotel the following year, and managed this very successfully until 1894, when he became associated with his father in the conduct of the "Barlow Hotel," and four years later was taken into partnership. He is a genial and popular host, and has won many friends by the unvarying courtesy of his manners. In his political opinions he is an Independent, and he is a member of the Episcopal Church. He is associated with the following fraternal organizations: Order of the Eagles, Brotherhood of the Union,and City Circle, No. 44.

Mr. Barlow married Euphemia Maxwell, born in New York City, daughter of Andrew Maxwell, who came from Scotland and was a stonemason, contractor and builder in the city of New York. The children of Mr. and Mrs. Barlow are: Edna F., a student in the State Normal College; Richard Joseph, a student at the State Model College; Lita H. and Sarah E.
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