Joseph Keasbey Brick

Joseph Keasbey Brick

Birth
Woodstown, Salem County, New Jersey, USA
Death 7 Aug 1867 (aged 55)
Hot Springs, Garland County, Arkansas, USA
Burial Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Plot Lot 15173 Sec 158
Memorial ID 91841463 · View Source
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Re-interred in Green-wood on 27 Apr 1868.

Joseph Brick was a native of Salem County, NJ. He received his education at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, while learning gas works engineering. He founded the J. K. Brick Company in 1854 to manufacture products used in the production of illuminating gas. He introduced the fire-clay retort-vessels in which coal was heated to produce gas used for illumination. His company later became known as Brooklyn Clay Retort and Fire Brick Works.

After Joseph's death, his wife Julia established and endowed the Joseph Keasbey Brick Agricultural, Industrial and Normal School of Enfield, NC in 1895 and it later closed in 1933.

Upon Joseph Brick's death, his siblings; Samuel R. Brick of Philadelphia, Edward K. Brick, a carpenter of Michigan, and Martha R. Winchester, contested Mr. Brick's will. The couple had no surviving children, so the entire estate was bequeathed to Mrs. Brick.


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  • Created by: Franklin
  • Added: 12 Jun 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 91841463
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Joseph Keasbey Brick (20 Jul 1812–7 Aug 1867), Find A Grave Memorial no. 91841463, citing Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA ; Maintained by Franklin (contributor 47329287) .