Manufacturer Notes: Nicholas A. White & Son
1820 Vernon, Oneida County, New York Census
1830 Utica, Oneida County, New York Census
1850 Utica, Oneida County, New York Census
462 1186 Noah White 57 M Potter Vt.
Frances " 58 F N Hamp
Almira " 20 F N. York
Sophonia 18 F "
Louisa 16 F "
George Stebbins 21 M Bookkeeper N. H.
1262 1293 Wm White 27 M Potter 1500 N York
Caroline M " 23 F France
Cornelius W " 5/12 F N York
Ann English 30 F Ireland
1262 1294 Nicholas White 30 M Potter 1500 Vt.
Julia A " 29 F N York
Wm N " 8 M "
Francas J " 7 F "
Susan H " 5 F "
Charlotte A " 11/12 F "
Jacob Lang 17 M Prentiss Germany
Francis Groves 17 F "
1860 Utica, Oneida County, New York Census
179 205 Noah White 67 m 1 Pottery 1200 Vermont
Francis " 68 f New Hampshire
Mary A. McLaughlin 42 f 8000 3000 Vermont
William " 10 m N. Y.
Sophia " 31 f do.
236 280 Nicholas White 41 m 8000 5000 New Hampshire
Juliane " 38 f New York
William White 18 m 1 Clerk New York
fanny " 16 f 1 do.
Lucy " 15 f do.
Lattie " 10 f do.
Frederick " 3 m do.
Charles 2 m do.
Sarah Mores 19 f Servant Canada
Rhode Ducker 14 f do.
Isaac Wernastel 21 m Pottery do.
1870 Utica, Oneida County, New York Census
36 64 White Nicholas A 51 M W Fire brick & Pottery Ware 31000 8000 Vermont
-- Julia 49 F W Keeping house New York
-- Susan 25 F W Teacher New York
-- Charlotte 21 F W At home New York
-- Charles 12 M W New York
-- Kitty 8 F W New York
Bray Elizabeth 30 F W New York
-- Anna 20 F W New York
286 396 White William M 28 M W Pottery Manufacturer 3500 New York
-- Fannie E 26 F W Keeping House New Jersey
-- Jennie 3 F W New York
-- Edward 1 M W New York
Norris Jane R 50 F W New York
-- Charles B 21 M W Conn.
1880 Utica, Oneida County, New York Census
186 Whitesboro Street
21 23 White Fannie E W F 36 Keeping House New Jersey
---- Jennie M W F 13 Daughter At School New York
---- N Edward W M 11 Son New York
Norris Jane R W F 50 Mother New York
188 Whitesboro Street
22 24 White Charles W M 22 Stoneware Manuf New York
22 24 White Ida C W F 24 Wife Keeping House New York
---Nicholas W M 8/12 Oct Son New York
Terry Harriet W F 49 Motherinlaw New York
Fitzpatrick Sarah W F 19 Servant Servant New York
173 Fayette Street
127 162 White Nicholas A W M 61 Stone Ware Mnfr Vermont
--- Julia A W F 58 Wife Keeping House New York
--- Charlotte J W F 28 Daughter New York
--- Catharine W F 17 Daughter New York
Bray Elizabeth W F 36 Servant Servant New York
Thomas William W M 17 Boarder Laborer New York
1900 Utica, Oneida County, New York Census
173 Fayette Street
143 184 White Charles N. Head W M June 1857 42 M 22 New York Clay Manufacturer
------ Ida C Wife W F July 1855 44 M 22 4 3 New York Housewife
------ Nicholas A Son W M Oct 1879 20 S New York Manufacturer Clay
------ Anna L Daughter W F Oct 1883 16 S New York School
------ Westel Son W M Jan 1887 13 S New York School
Terry Harriett Mother in law W F Dec 1830 69 Wd 1 1 New York Housekeeper
Doyle Mary Boarder W F May 1877 22 S Ireland Servant
1910 Utica, Oneida County, New York Census
31 1/2 Clinton Pl
79 111 White Ida c Head F W 52 M1 31 4 3 New York None
--- Edna L Daughter F W 26 S New York Post Office U. S.
IRS tax Records
New York State Directories
1859 Potteries White N. & Son, 170 Whitesboro, Utica
1845 N. White & Sons, Utica
1858 WHITE, N. & Son, stoneware and fire brick manufacturers, 170 Whitesboro.
1858 WHITE, Noah, of N. & Son, h 172 Whitesboro.
1858 WHITE, Nicholas A., of N.W. & Son, h 147 Fayette.
1877 CENTRAL NEW YORK POTTERY, 182 Whitesboro
1877 WHITE NICHOLAS A. (N. A. White & Son 183 Whitesboro) r 173 Fayette
1877 WHITE N. A. & SON (Nicholas A, and William M. White) stone ware, fire brick and drain tile, 183 Whitesboro
1877 WHITE WILLIAM N. (N. A. WHITE & SON 182 Whitesboro) r 15 Kemble
1877 POTTERIES Central N. Y. Pottery, 181 Whitesboro
1878 CENTRAL NEW YORK POTTERY, 182 Whitesboro
1878 WHITE N. A. stone ware, fire brick and sewer pipe, 182 Whitesboro, r 173 Fayette
1878 White Wm N. Mrs. r 186 Whitesboro
1878 POTTERIES Central N. Y. Pottery, 181 Whitesboro
1879 CENTRAL NEW YORK POTTERY, 182 Whitesboro
1879 White Charles N., bookkeeper 182 Whitesboro, r 188 Whitesboro
1879 WHITE N. A. stone ware, fire brick and sewer pipe, 182 Whitesboro, r 173 Fayette
1879 White Wm N. Mrs. r 186 Whitesboro
1879 POTTERIES Central New York Pottery, 181 Whitesboro
1880 CENTRAL NEW YORK POTTERY, 182 Whitesboro
1880 White Charles N., bookkeeper 182 Whitesboro, r 188 same
1880 WHITE N. A. stone ware, fire brick and sewer pipe, 182 Whitesboro, r 173 Fayette
1880 White Wm N. Mrs. r 186 Whitesboro
1880 POTTERIES Central New York Pottery, 181 Whitesboro
1881 CENTRAL NEW YORK POTTERY, 182 Whitesboro
1881 White Charles N., bookkeeper 182 Whitesboro, r 188 same
1881 WHITE N. A. stone ware, fire brick and sewer pipe, 182 Whitesboro, r 173 Fayette
1881 White Wm N. Mrs. r 186 Whitesboro
1881 POTTERIES Central New York Pottery, 181 Whitesboro
1882 CENTRAL NEW YORK POTTERY, 182 Whitesboro
1882 WHITE CHARLES N., (N. A. White & Son), r 188 Whitesboro
1882 WHITE N. A. (N. A. White & Son), r 173 Fayette
1882 WHITE N. A. & Son (N. A. White & Charles N. White) stoneware, fire brick and sewer pipe, 182 Whitesboro
1882 White William N. Mrs. r 186 Whitesboro
1882 POTTERIES Central New York Pottery, 182 Whitesboro
1883 WHITE CHARLES N., (N. A. White & Son), r 188 Whitesboro
1883 WHITE N. A. (N. A. White & Son), r 173 Fayette
1883 WHITE N. A. & Son (N. A. White & Charles N. White) stoneware, fire brick and sewer pipe, 182 Whitesboro
1883 White William N. Mrs. r 186 Whitesboro
1883 POTTERIES Central New York Pottery, 182 Whitesboro
1884 WHITE CHARLES N., (N. A. White & Son), r 188 Whitesboro
1884 WHITE N. A. (N. A. White & Son), r 173 Fayette
1884 WHITE N. A. & Son (N. A. White & Charles N. White) stoneware, fire brick and sewer pipe, 182 Whitesboro
1884 White William N. Mrs. r 186 Whitesboro
1884 POTTERIES Central New York Pottery, 182 Whitesboro
1885 WHITE CHARLES N., (N. A. White & Son), r 186 Whitesboro
1885 WHITE N. A. (N. A. White & Son), r 173 Fayette
1885 WHITE N. A. & Son (N. A. White & Charles N. White) stoneware, fire brick and sewer pipe, 182 Whitesboro
1885 POTTERIES central New York Pottery, 182 Whitesboro
1886 WHITE CHARLES N., (N. A. White & Son), r 186 Whitesboro
1886 WHITE N. A. (N. A. White & Son), r 173 Fayette
1886 WHITE N. A. & Son (N. A. White & Charles N. White) stoneware, fire brick and sewer pipe, 182 Whitesboro
1886 POTTERIES Central New York Pottery, 182 Whitesboro
1887 WHITE CHARLES N., (N. A. White & Son), r 186 Whitesboro
1887 White N. E. bookkeeper, r 173 Fayette
1887 WHITE N. A. & Son stoneware, fire brick and sewer pipe, 182 Whitesboro
1887 POTTERIES Central New York Pottery, 182 Whitesboro
1888 WHITE CHARLES N., (N. A. White & Son), r 232 Whitesboro
1888 White N. Edward, bookkeeper 232 Whitesboro, r 173 Fayette
1888 WHITE N. A. & Son (N. A. White & Charles N. White) stoneware, fire brick and sewer pipe, 232 Whitesboro
1888 POTTERIES Central New York Pottery, 182 Whitesboro
1889 WHITE CHARLES N., (N. A. White & Son), r 236 Whitesboro
1889 White N. Edward, com. travler 232 Whitesboro, r 178 Fayette
1889 WHITE N. A. & Son stoneware, fire brick and sewer pipe, 232 Whitesboro
1889 POTTERIES Central New York Pottery, 232 Whitesboro
1890 Central New York Pottery, C. N. White, 232 Whitesboro. See advert
1890 WHITE CHARLES N., Central New York Pottery, 232 Whitesboro, r 236 same. See page 26
1890 POTTERIES Central New York Pottery, 232 Whitesboro. See page 26
1890 Ad page 26
Central New York Pottery
CHAS. N. WHITE, Manager
Stone ware, Rockingham, Yellow and C. C. Wares,
Fire-Brick and Sewer Pipe.
Also VASES, CUT FLOWER HOLDERS, WINE JUGS,
GROWLERS, TOBACCO JARS, BEER MUGS
and PUNCH BOWLS in FLEMISH GOODS.
1891 Central New York Pottery, C. N. White prop. 232 Whitesboro. (See adv. opp. inside cover.)
1891 White Charles N., prop. Central N Y. Pottery, 232 Whitesboro, h 173 Fayette (See adv. opp. inside cover)
1891 White Nicholas E., agt. bds 173 Fayette
1891 POTTERIES Central New York Pottery, 232 Whitesboro. (See adv. inside back cover)
1891 Ad inside back cover
CENTRAL NEW YORK POTTERY.
CHAS. N. WHITE, Mgr.
MANUFACTURERS OF AND DEALERS IN
STONE WARE, FIRE BRICK,
Sewer Pipe, Drain Tile,
CELEBRATED FLEMISH WARE
Growlers, Beer Mugs, Wine Jugs, Bar Bowls,
Cracker and Cheese Jars, Spittoons, Vases, &c.
Office, 232 Whitesboro St. Works, 220,
222, 224, 226, 228. 230, 232, 234, 236, 238 and
240 Whitesboro St.,
Telephone 185 UTICA, N. Y.
1892 Central New York Pottery, C. N. White prop. 232 Whitesboro. (See adv. opp. inside back cover.)
1892 White Charles N., prop. Central N Y. Pottery, 232 Whitesboro, h 173 Fayette (See adv. inside back cover)
1892 White Nicholas E., produce dealer 82 Hotel, h. 13 Clinton pl
1892 POTTERIES Central New York Pottery, 232 Whitesboro. (See adv. inside back cover)
1893 Central New York Pottery, Charles N. White prop. 232 Whitesboro.
1893 White Charles N., prop. Central N. Y. Pottery, 232 Whitesboro, h 173 Fayette
1893 EARTHENWARE Central New York Pottery, 232 Whitesboro
1893 POTTERIES Central New York Pottery, 232 Whitesboro.
1894 Central New York Pottery, Charles N. White prop. 232 Whitesboro, 'phone 158
1894 White Charles N., prop. Central N. Y. Pottery, 232 Whitesboro, h 173 Fayette, 'phone 158
1894 Brick Manufacturer Central New York Pottery, 232 Whitesboro
1894 Drain & Sewer Pipe Central New York Pottery, 232 Whitesboro
1894 Earthenware Central New York Pottery, 232 Whitesboro
1894 Potteries Central New York Pottery, No. 232 Whitesboro
1895 Central New York Pottery, Charles N. White prop. 232 Whitesboro
1895 White Charles N., prop, Central N. Y. Pottery, 232 Whitesboro, h 173 Fayette
1895 Brick Manufacturer Central New York Pottery, 232 Whitesboro
1895 Drain & Sewer Pipe Central New York Pottery, 232 Whitesboro
1895 Earthenware Central New York Pottery, 232 Whitesboro
1895 Potteries Central New York Pottery, No. 232 Whitesboro
1896 Central New York Pottery Co. 232 Whitesboro
1896 White Charles N., prop Central N. Y. Pottery h 173 Fayette
1896 BRICK MANUFACTURERS Central New York Pottery, 232 Whitesboro
1896 CROCKERY, CHINA AND GLASSWARE. Central New York Pottery, 232 Whitesboro
1896 DRAIN AND SEWER PIPE. Central New York Pottery, 232 Whitesboro
1896 EARTHENWARE Central New York Pottery, 232 Whitesboro
1896 POTTERIES Central New York Pottery, 232 Whitesboro
1897 Central New York Pottery Co. 232 Whitesboro
1897 White Charles N., mgr. Central N. Y. Pottery h 173 La Fayette
1897 BRICK MANUFACTURERS Central New York Pottery, 232 Whitesboro
1897 CROCKERY, CHINA AND GLASSWARE. Central New York Pottery, 232 Whitesboro
1897 DRAIN AND SEWER PIPE. Central New York Pottery, 232 Whitesboro
1897 EARTHENWARE Central New York Pottery, 232 Whitesboro
1897 POTTERIES CENTRAL NEW YORK POTTERY, 232 Whitesboro. (see as opp letter E.)
1898 Central New York Pottery Co. 232 Whitesboro C. N. White mgr.
1898 White Charles N., mgr. Central N. Y. Pottery h 173 La Fayette
1898 BRICK MANUFACTURERS Central New York Pottery, 232 Whitesboro
1898 CROCKERY, CHINA AND GLASSWARE. Central New York Pottery, 232 Whitesboro
1898 DRAIN AND SEWER PIPE. Central New York Pottery, 232 Whitesboro
1898 POTTERIES CENTRAL NEW YORK POTTERY, 232 Whitesboro
1899 White Charles N., prop. White's Pottery h 173 La Fayette
1899 White's Pottery, Charles N. White prop 232 Whitesboro
1899 BRICK MANUFACTURERS White's Pottery, 232 Whitesboro.
1899 CROCKERY, CHINA AND GLASSWARE. White's Pottery, 232 Whitesboro.
1899 DRAIN AND SEWER PIPE. White's Pottery, 232 Whitesboro
1899 POTTERIES White's Pottery, 232 Whitesboro.
1900 White Charles N., pres and general maanger White's Pottery h 173 Lafayette
1900 White's Pottery, Charles N. White pres and gen mgr 232 Whitesboro.
1900 Brick Manufacturers. White's Pottery, 232 Whitesboro.
1900 Crockery, China and Glassware. White's Pottery, 232 Whitesboro.
1900 Drain and Sewer Pipe. White's Pottery Co., 232 Whitesboro
1900 Fire Brick. White's Pottery, 232 Whitesboro
1900 Potteries. White's Pottery, 232 Whitesboro.
1900 Sewer Pipe, White's Pottery, 232 Whitesboro.
1901 WHITE'S POTTERY --(Incorporated). 232 Whitesboro street. President, Charles N. White; Secretary and
Treasurer, N. A. White; Superintendent, William Hitzelberger
1901 White Charles N., pres and gen mgr White's Pottery h 136 Oneida.
1901 White's Pottery, (Charles N. White pres and gen mgr), 232 Whitesboro.
1901 Brick Manufacturers. White's Pottery, 232 Whitesboro.
1901 Crockery, China and Glassware. White's Pottery, 232 Whitesboro.
1901 Drain and Sewer Pipe. White's Pottery Co., 232 Whitesboro.
1901 Fire Brick. White's Pottery, 232 Whitesboro.
1901 Potteries. White's Pottery, 232 Whitesboro.
1901 Sewer Pipe, White's Pottery, 232 Whitesboro.
NICHOLAS A. WHITE.
The First district of Oneida county, embracing the larger portion of the city of Utica, is represented in the Assembly this year by Nicholas A. White, one of the most respected business men of that city. Mr. White was born in Thetford, Vermont, February 26, 1819, and the son of Noah White, a native of New Hampshire, who died about six years ago in Utica, where he had resided about forty years. Young White was educated in the common schools, and early entered business life, for which he was well adapted. He is known throughout Central New York in connection with the old established firm of N. A. White & Son, manufacturers of stone-ware and fire-brick.
Though Mr. White has always felt a warm interest in political movements, having since early youth acted either with the Whig or the Republican organization, he has never troubled himself much with the details of party management, and is, therefore, not a politician in the popular sense of the term. His influence in the business circles of Utica is, however, very large, and it is invariably exercised in behalf of Republican principles and candidates. During several terms he has been a member of the board of Supervisors of Oneida county, and has also served in the Utica board of Aldermen, of which he is now a member. In these positions his business capacity and sterling honesty have been of great value In the late general election he was pitted again Lewis H. Babcock, a very popular candidate of the Democrats and Liberal Republicans, and was elected by a majority of 135, the Republican majority of the previous year being something over 500.
Mr. White is one of the quiet members, having little talent for speech-making. But he is capable and efficient, and is making an honorable record. He has been married since the year 1840.
McElroy, William H., and McBride, Alex.; Life Sketches of the Executive Officers and Members of the Legislature of the State of New York For 1873 (Albany, Weed, Parsons & Co., 1873)
Amos Gray.... He was also at one time the owner of the pottery in West Utica, which has been of late in the possession of Noah White & Son.
Bagg, M. M.; The Pioneers of Utica (Utica, Curtis & Childs, 1877)
The first pottery in town was established by Erastus Barnes, in the rear of the residence of the late Rev. Charles Jerome, on College Street. An excellent quality of clay was found on the Gleason farm, near Manchester, and the business of Mr. Barnes was quite lucrative. He was succeeded by John B. Gregory, a devout Methodist, who always sang while at work. The latter carried on the business several years.
CENTRAL NEW YORK POTTERY AND FIRE-BRICK WORKS.
This important industry in located on Whitesboro' Street, a little beyond the Chenango Canal, and occupies a area of 400 feet front on the street, and the same width on the Erie Canal, with an average depth of 200 feet or more. This ground was occupied at first by two firms, --Justin Campbell, commencing in 1826, and Messrs. Brayton, Kellogg & Doolittle, who began in 1827; both engaged in the manufacture of pottery.
In 1819, Noah White emigrated with his family from Thetford, Orange Co., Vt., to Madison Co., N. Y., and settled near Oneida Lake; but the region was so malarias that he soon after removed to Westmoreland, Oneida Co.
In 1828 he removed again to Utica, and engaged with one of the pottery firms, and labored for about two years. In the mean time the works passed through several hands. About 1833, Mr. White took one of them, and operated it on shares for a number of years, and in 1838 he purchased one and leased the other, and in 1841 became owner of both.
In 1842 his sons, N. A. and William, became partners in the business. About 1856, William sold his interest to his father and brother, and removed to Morris, La Salle Co., Ill., and subsequently to Utica, in the same county, where he is at present engaged in the manufacture of sewer-pipe and drain-tile. The firm then became N. White & Son.
After the death of Noah White, his son, N. A. White, associated his son, William N., with him in the business, and the firm continued as N. A. White & Son until the death of the latter, in the autumn of 1877, since which it has been N. A. White.
When Noah White first began business in 1833, his means were limited and the business small; but both gradually increased as the country became more densely populated and the wares better known, until at the present time, at a very low valuation, the amount of invested in real estate, working capital, and stock equals $50,000.
The goods manufactured up to about 1840 were common stone-ware. At that date fire-brick were added, and in 1870, sewer-pipe. Extensive improvements have been made by the present proprietor, including a new building fro manufacturing purposes, constructed of brick, two stories in height, fifty-five by sixty feet in dimension, and a new engine and machinery. The present number of hands employed is about twenty, and the value of annual production, in the present depressed condition of business, about $25,000, of which $15,000 is stone-ware and $10,000 fire-brick. The manufacture of sewer-pipe is for the present suspended.
The clay is all procured in New Jersey, mostly at Amboy. The motive-power is steam, and the fuel anthracite coal and hemlock wood. the stone-ware is largely marketed in central New York, though considerable sales are made as far as California. The fire-brick are sold over a large territory.
Durant, Samuel W.; History of Oneida County, New York (Philadelphia, Everts & Fariss, 1878)
Of Noah White it may be said that he established the pottery in West Utica which was afterwards conducted by his son and more recently by his grandson, that he lived until November, 1865, and that he was twenty years an elder in the first Presbyterian Church;
About 1820 there came to Oneida County from Thetford, Vt., Noah White and family and in 1828 to Utica. He was a potter by trade. Not long after his settlement he and his son, Nicholas A. White, formed a business connection with Samuel H. Addington, who owned the pottery where the present West Utica pottery now stands. Mr. Addington furnished the real estate, machinery, etc., and the Whites conducted the business. Soon afterwards Messr. White & Son bought out Mr. Addington and for nearly fifty years N. A. White had important connections to those works. The latter in 1851 represented his ward in common council; in 1858 his town in the Board of Supervisors; and in 1873 his district in the Assembly. He took great interest in Utica and its prosperity; was thoroughly respected and showed himself to be kind and friendly with all whom he met. He was a member of the Presbyterian church and an Odd Fellow; a director of the Utica Mechanics Association; and in politics first a Whig and later a Republican. His death occurred August 9, 1886. His widow and five children survive him.
The premises where the pottery stands were originally occupied by two firms, both engaged in the manufacture of pottery, Justin Campbell beginning in 1826, and Messrs. Brayton, Kellogg & Doolittle who began the following year, but were soon succeeded by Samuel H. Addington. Noah White, at first employed by the latter, soon leased it, and ere long got possession of the plant. By him, his son Nicholas A., and the son of the latter, it has been continued to the present time. It is now known as the Central New York Pottery, Charles N. White being the general manager. The building was quite small at first, but building after building has been added, until now there are several, occupying an area of 400 feet front on Whitesboro street, and extending back to the Erie canal. The goods manufactured up to 1840 were common stoneware; then fire brick were added, and later sewer pipe. At present there are also made the Flemish goods in stoneware. There are sixty employees.
Bagg, M. M.; Memorial History of Utica, N. Y. (Syracuse, D. Mason & Co., 1892)
WHITE, CHARLES N., is a son of Nicholas A. White, who was born in February, 1819, in Thetford, Vermont, and came with his parents, Noah and Frances White, to Oneida county, when he was an infant. In 1827 the family settled in Utica, and when nine years of age Nicholas A. entered the employ of George Brayton and Aaron Kellogg, proprietors of the pottery situated on the site of the present Central New York pottery, on the northwest corner of Whitesboro and Breeze streets, with which he was ever afterward connected. In 1827 Noah White entered the employ of the same firm and later made some ware on shares. He subsequently bought the establishment and also leased and finally purchased the pottery on the east side of Breeze street, thus having the only important concerns of the kind in the county. About 1840 he took his sons Nicholas A.. and William in as partners, under the firm name of N. White & Sons, which continued until William went west in 1856, when it became N. White & Son. About 1862, a grandson, William N., son of Nicholas A., was admitted as N. White, Son & Co. Noah White died November 4, 1865, and the firm became N. A. White & Son. William N. (the son) died about 1877, when N. A. assumed sole management. He died August 10, 1886, and since then it has been managed by Charles N. White. Nicholas A. White was alderman for two terms, member of assembly one year, a member of the I. O. O. F., and during his life a prominent and influential citizen. He married Julia Tucker, of Utica, who survives him. Their children were William N. (deceased), Mrs. Henry Roberts, Dr. Sue A. White, Mrs. E. B. Odell, Chas. N. White, and Mrs. Luther I. Foster, of Syracuse. (p. 370)
Wager, Daniel; Our County and Its People, Part III: Family Sketches (Boston, The Boston History Company, 1896)
The Central New York Pottery, of Utica, N. Y., was built by a Mr. Nash about the year 1819. In 1828, Noah White came into possession, and in 1840 the firm name became Noah White & Sons, the new partners being Nicholas A. and William White. About 1853, the last named member withdrew, and the style became Noah White, Son & Co., William N., a son of Nicholas, being admitted. In 1865, on the death of the head of the house, the name was altered to N. A. White & Son, and at the decease of the latter, in 1876, the business passed into the hands of the survivor. In 1880, the firm name was again changed to N. A. White & Son, when Charles N. White, the present manager of the works, was admitted. In 1886, Mr. N. A. White died, at the age of sixty-eight, having been on the property for sixty years.
The original business was the manufacture of coarse stoneware, such as butter crocks, jugs, and jars. In 1852, the manufacture of fire-brick was added, and still continues. At present the works make a specialty of " Flemish" stoneware goods of a high grade. The decorations are artistic and attractive, the colors used being blue, brown, and green. Beer-mugs, tankard-jugs, " growlers," wine jugs, flower-vases, punch-bowls, match-stands, and spittoons, in many handsome designs and sizes, form but a portion of the products of these works.
Barber, Edwin Atlee; The Pottery and Porcelain of the United States (New York, G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1909)
NICHOLAS ALONZO WHITE
Manufacturer of fire brick and stoneware, was born at Thetford, Vt., February 26, 1819, son of Noah and Fanny (Moore) White. His parents settled in Utica, N. Y., in 1827, and he shortly after obtained employment in the pottery of George Brayton and Aaron Kellogg. His father later purchased this business, as well as another pottery at Utica, and in 1840 Mr. White was made a partner, another son, William, being admitted at the same time. Noah White died November 4, 1865, and the firm name was changed to N. A. White & Son, Nicholas A. White's son, William N., having previously been admitted to the firm. The latter died in 1877, and Mr. White continued the business alone until his death in 1886. Mr. White was for two terms an Alderman of Utica, and was for one term a member of the State Assembly. On March 25, 1841, he married Julia Tucker, daughter of Josiah Pascal Tucker, who served under General Peter Gansevoort at Fort Stanwix, and took part in unfurling the first flag in battle after its formal adoption by Congress, June 14, 1877. Their living children are: Mrs. Henry Roberts, former State Regent of the D. A. R.; Charlotte, now Mrs. E. B. Odell; Charles N. White, of Utica; and Catherine, wife of Luther I. Foster, of New York City. William N., Dr. Sue A., James Wallace, Annie, Frederick Alonzo, Mary Louise, and Frederick Nicholas are deceased. Mr. White died August 9, 1886.
Hills, Frederick S.; New York State Men (Albany, Argus Company, 1910)
...Mr. White, the father of Mrs. Roberts, was born at Thetford, Vermont, February 26, 1819, a son of Noah and Fanny (Moore) White, the family settling in Utica in 1827. Mr. White obtained employment in the pottery of George Brayton and Adam Kellogg; later his father purchased this business and also acquired another pottery in Utica. In 1840 the son was made a partner and a brother, William, was also admitted to the firm. Noah White died November 4, 1865, and the firm name was changed to N. A. White & Son, Nicholas Alonzo White's son William having been admitted to partnership.
The latter died in 1877 and Nicholas Alonzo White continued the business alone until his death in 1866.......
Cookinham, Henry J.; History of Oneida County New York From 1700 to the Present Time Volume II (Chicago. S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1912)
NOAH WHITE II (July 17 (19), 1793-November 2, 1865). Married fanny Moore, daughter of John and Mary Moore, daughter of John and Mary Moore. She was born in Walpole, N. H., July 30, 1792, and died in Utica, June 11, 1871.
Noah with his wife and their first two children removed from Bradford, Vermont, about 1820, driving cross-country to Vernon, N. Y., and 1828 they moved to Utica, N. Y., at which time Noah purchased the pottery of Samuel Addington at the corner of Whitesboro and Breeze Streets in West Utica. Noah and his wife had nine children, as follows:
(B) Nicholas III Alonzo White (See page 15)
(D) William White, born at Vernon, N. Y., December 5, 1822; died ........ Married Caroline Simmons July 3, 1846. Lived at Peoria, Ill.
Nicholas Alonzo and Julia Tucker White
NICHOLAS III ALONZO WHITE, born at Thetford, Vt., February 26, 1819; died at Utica, N. Y. August 9, 1886. Married Julia Ann Tucker, the seventeenth of the eighteen children of Josiah Pascal Paoli Tucker and Lucy Dougherty Tucker, on march 25, 1841, at Whitesboro, N. Y. In 1840 at the age of 21 he was taken into the pottery business of his father in West Utica, the firm being then known as Noah White and Sons and later as White's Pottery.
Charles Nicholas, born June 7, 1858; died December 2, 1936; married Ida Celia Terry, September 25, 1878. They had four children:
Roberts, Francis Julia White; An Outline Sketch of the Ancestry, Lives, And Descendants of Henry Roberts And Francis White (Privately published, 1944)
House & Lot, and Pottery for sale.
The subscriber offers for sale the house and lot, corner of Lafayette and Broadway streets, together with the stone pottery and two lots just above the lock, and opposite the canal basin in West Utica. Inquire of Messrs W. Stacy, George A. Foster, E. Leach, or Geo. Brayton, who will give any information as to the property.
June 30. JAMES MATTERSON
Utica Daily Gazette (Utica, New York) June 29, 1843
Noah White, Utica, Stone Ware,........................3
The Cultivator Albany October 1845
Fire.--The warehouse connected with the Pottery of N. White & Son, between the Erie canal and Whitesboro street, West Utica, was nearly destroyed by fire last evening. The building was used as a store for Stone Ware, and no fire was kept in it at any time. It was locked up as usual, about six o'clock, last evening. The fire was discovered about eight o'clock, in the upper story on the inside. It seems difficult to account for the fire on any theory that that of incendiaries.
The engines are promptly on the ground, and extinguished the flames in a very short time, but the second story and the roof are destroyed. It is hoped that a portion of the ware which was kept below will be saved.--The whole value of the contents was about $2,000. There was an insurance of $500 on the building, and $1500 on the contents, which it is supposed will cover the loss.
Utica Daily Observer (Utica, New York) October 29, 1858
State of New York, City of Utica, as: Noah White, being duly sworn, doth depose and say that he is a member of the firm of N. White & Son, and they are engaged in carrying on the Pottery Stone Ware and fire brick business in the 6th Ward. The firm may have on hand at the present time some three thousand dollars and the liabilities are greater than the amount of capital employed in the business.
N. WHITE, SON & CO.
Subscriber and sworn to before me this last day of August, 1864. ISAAC ROPEE, Assessor 1st Ward
The Daily Observer (Utica, New York) September 16, 1864
HOUSE FOR SALE
the dwelling house, No. 147 Fayette street, is offered for sale........Apply on the premises at N. White Son & Co's office, 170 Whitesboro street
Morning Herald (Utica, New York) March 27, 1865
In this city, November 2, 1865, Noah White, Esq., aged 72 Years
Morning Herald (Utica, New York) November, 1865
HON. N. A WHITE
Death of the Well Known Potter and Dealer in Drain Pipe--Some Account of a Quite and Useful Life.
Nicholas A. White, the well known potter and manufacturer and dealer in drain pipe, died at his home in West Utica yesterday morning at about 6 o'clock. His death was singularly sudden, tho his health has not been good for some months, and for a few weeks has been such as to alarm his family. His disease has been recognized for more than a year as a heart trouble and was probably fatty degeneration of that organ. Within a few weeks he has suffered from several spasms of acute pain. But Sunday he was as bright as usual. He looked into the office of the work a moment, and while there placed his hand over the region of his heart, and admitted he suffered pain. But in the evening he chatted pleasantly with a neighbor and old friend and passed a fairly comfortable night. He suffered some pain, however and was awakened by pain and discomfort very early in the morning. The pain increased and soon after six o'clock he expired. He was conscious almost to the last moment, and his family had almost no warning that his end was so near. Mr. White was one of the well known and most honored residents of West Utica and his sudden death was a shock to many outside his family and business circle and in all parts of the city. The works were closed yesterday, and also the store of Roberts, Parry & Co. Mr. Roberts being a son-in-law of Mr. White, and having served in his youth an apprenticeship at the pottery.
Mr. White was born at Thetford, Vt. Feb. 20, 1819. His father was a potter and came to Oneida county in the following year, working first in Vernon and in Utica as early as 1825. Not long after his settlement here, Mr. White, sr., and his son, N. A. White, formed a business connection with Samuel H. Addington, who owned a pottery where N. A. White & Son's pottery now stands. Mr. Addington furnished the real estate, machinery, fuel, material, &c., and the Whites conducted the business, the product of the work being divided into halves. Soon after Messrs. White & Son bought out Mr. Addington, and for nearly fifty years N. A. White has had an important connection as a proprietor with the pottery works on that spot. There were when his father came here, three potteries in the city, located here by conditions that do not seem now to exist to the same extent as nearly all of the material has to be brought here, but none of them has attained the success of the White establishment. One conducted by a Mr. Nash was a failure, and the property adjoining the White pottery, coming into the hands of Dr. Theodore Pomeroy, was purchased by the Whites and added to their works. The business has been expanded and revolutionized to meet the changing conditions of manufacture and business, Radical changes have been made ????? reason. Mr. White for many years conducted the business alone and has never been associated with anyone except his father and his sons. His son William was connected with the business at the time of his death, and for years his son Charles N. has been his father's partner.
Mr. White in 1851 represented his ward in the common council, in 1858 on the board of supervisors, and in 1873, his district in the assembly. He took great interest in Utica and its prosperity and the business which he has so faithfully conducted for so many years has added in no small degree to the growth of that part of the city where he has lived. He was thoroughly respected and showed himself to his workmen, and all with whom he came in contact, kind and friendly. He was an attendant upon the First Presbyterian church, having in his younger day been a Methodist. He was an odd fellow for very many years. In politics Mr. White was first a whig and then a republican, and then a republican and was active and zealous for the cause which he espoused. He was for years a friend and supporter of Senator Conking, with whom his relations were intimate. He was a dutiful son, a generous brother, a kind husband and affectionate father, and a exemplary citizen.
Mrs. White and five children survive. The children are Mrs. Henry Roberts, Dr. Sue A White, Mrs. E. B. Odell, Mrs. L. J Foster and Charles N. White, all of Utica. A brother, William White, who lives in the west, survives and will attend the funeral.
Mr. White was for many years a director of the Utica Mechanics association, and took great interest in its prosperity.
Utica Weekly Herald (Utica, New York) August 10, 1886
WHITE - NICHOLAS A. WHITE, who for nearly fifty years past has been one of the proprietors of the Utica pottery, died in Utica Monday (August 9, 1886). He was much esteemed for his integrity and geniality, and had many friends. He represented his district in the Assembly in 1873, and had also been supervisor and alderman. For some twenty-five years past he had been one of the directors of the Utica Mechanics' Association. In politics he was first a Whig and then a Republican. In his earlier days he was a member of the Methodist Church, but of late years he was an attendant at the First Presbyterian Church. He was in the 68th year of his age.
Rome Citizen (Rome, New York) August 13, 1886
Butter Pots! Butter Pots!
At very low prices. Lower than ever before. For one week, commencing June 6, Butter Pots, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 gallon, Jugs 1-4, 1-2, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 gallon, Flower Pots, all sizes and shapes. Must be closed out to make room to rebuild, at central New York Pottery, 232 Whitesboro St, Utica, N. Y.
N. A. WHITE & SON
The Utica Daily Observer (Utica, New York) June 18, 1888
White's Pottery, One of Utica' oldest Establishments, Compelled to stop Business on Account of ????--Hopes that the Business May be Continued.
The report on Friday that one of the large business concerns of the city, the firm of N. A. White & Son, which has been doing an honorable and extensive business for many decades, had become seriously involved, was heard with universal regret by all who have known of its history and operations. The following executions against the property of Charles N. White were returned by Sheriff Wheeler, yesterday without having been settled:
First National Bank of Utica......$2,052.38
Julia A. White................................3,210.54
Sue A. White.................................1,761.27
First National Bank of Utica.........2,034.67
Folio N. Curtis...................................318.37
The total of the chattel mortgages is $8,500, and of the mortgages on real estate $36,000.
White's pottery was started in 1819. N. A. White came to Utica in 1829 with his father, Noah White, and was connected with the business until his death in 1885. Since that time the business has been conducted by his son, Charles N. White, who was made a partner in the firm in 1882, For a long time the business prospered, but lately in order to make it pay against strong competitors it was found necessary to either close up the works of enlarge them. The later course was decided on and all available capital was devoted to that end. The returns and collections within the past few months were so slow that it was impossible to meet the debits as fast as they came due. When N. A. White died, his widow received by his will a half interest in the property which was to go to the remaining heirs on her decease, and this Chattels bought giving as security the $30,000 mortgage mentioned above.
Mr. White is a native of Utica and his good character is unquestioned. His friends are sombered as are acquaintances, and all will hope that some arrangement may be made so that his business may be resumed. He is a man of fair and honest dealing, and in view of this fact the greater sum ?????? is giving xxx to his Unexpected and ?????? He has fought bravely in the attempt to receive the ill fortune that he has been compelled to endure and when the burden became so great that he gave up all hope, he endeavored to arrange matters so that his friends would be be perfectly satisfied with his ????? And so they are already
Utica Weekly Herald (Utica, New York) December 10, 1889
| Name of firm | Location of firm. | Goods manufactured. | Males |....| Females |............
351 | Central New York Pottery .....|Whitesboro street.....| Stoneware....................| 40 |....| 6 |............
Connolly, James; Seventh Annual Report of the Factory Inspectors Of The State of New York (Albany, James B. Lyon, 1893)
Central New York Pottery company--At the works of the company business was reported worse than last year. However they have greatly increased their facilities and are running full time and employing more help than ever before. The outlook for next year is considered tip top. The trade territory extends to Omaha and Kansas City in the West, Minneapolis on the North, Texas on the South and Maine on the east.
Utica Morning Herald (Utica, New York) December 31, 1894
Directory of Manufacturers
Post-Office | Name | Town | County
Utica...............| Central New York Pottery...........| ? ......................| Oneida
Upson, Anson Judd; New York State Museum 48TH Annual Report of the Regents 1894 (Albany, University of the State of New York, 1895)
For many years past there has been one class of crockery that has always been in demand. The line referred to is the Flemish stoneware, or as it is often called, blue-and-gray ware. Heretofore, no American potteries have ever succeeded in producing satisfactory results for this ware. But lately, the Central New York Pottery Company, Utica, N. Y., have perfected this desirable grade of pottery, and are today the only establishment in America that is manufacturing Flemish stoneware. The line consists of numerous useful and fancy articles, ranging from a small match safe to a large sized water cooler. The goods are very tastefully with taking patterns, and compare favorably in every respect with the imported articles, and can be sold at prices that will attract attention. Up-to-date dealers should lose no time in sending for catalogue and learning full particulars.
The House Furnishing Review December 1895 (New York, I. E. Scott, 1895)
Kiln Building at White's Pottery
The kiln building used for the manufacture of stone, brick and earthen ware, at the central New York pottery works, No. 232 Whitesboro street was destroyed by fire late Saturday night.
The building in which the fire was located was a two and a half story brick structure. The building was about 54 by 70 feet in dimensions and was erected in 1886. It contained two kilns, one for brick and the other for stoneware. The former was burned off Friday and the latter late Saturday afternoon. When the works closed down at 5 p.m. on Saturday, the only fire in the entire plant was that in the office stove. The kilns were totally destroyed and the stoneware stored in the building was ruined.
A similar structure adjoining the burned building was not damaged to any extent. The total amount of loss was about $12,000. The kiln building was insured for $4,488.33 and the stock stored in the same building for $2,800. The plant is the property of Ida C. White, wife of Charles N. White, who acts as business manager.
Utica Weekly Herald (Utica, New York) April 28, 1896
The gas well on the property of the central New York Pottery Company at West Utica is to be drilled to a depth of 900 ft., with the hope of finding gas sufficient to supply the kilns and boilers, which now consume 900 cords of wood a year and $300 worth of coal per month.
Brick October 1897 (Chicago, Windsor & Kenfield, 1897)
Dear Sir: In the McKinley bill, on the item of Flemish stoneware, sometimes known as decorated stoneware, which covers a line of steins, or beer mugs, growlers, wine jugs, etc., there was placed a duty of 55 per cent on the plain and 65 per cent on the decorated, if we understand the matter correctly.
Under the Mills bill this duty was reduced to 35 per cent. On decorated goods, with 35 per cent margin as between ourselves and the German and English makes, we can not possibly compete. Notwithstanding our molds and appliances for making these goods, the trade the last two years made about 10 per cent of our output. On the other hand, there has never been a year since we have known anything of the business that there have been so many goods imported as during the last year especially.
In the manufacture of these goods labor is practically the only item to be considered, as materials are rather cheap and fuel is cheap, yet our materials cost us more than they do our competitors across the water, and, as you know, labor costs us considerably more than double as much.
Charles N. White, Manager Central New York Pottery.
Tariff Hearings Before The Committee On Ways and Means Second Session, Fifty-Fourth Congress 1896-97 (Washington, Government Printing Office, 1897)
Central New York Pottery Closed
Sheriff Reese made a levy on all the property and effects of the Central New York Pottery early last evening on........
Utica Weekly Herald (Utica, New York) July 13, 1898
Successors to the
CENTRAL NEW YORK POTTERY
STONE WARE, FIRE BRICK AND
FLEMISH STONE WARE A SPECIALTY.
Office and Works:
232 WHITESBORO STREET,
UTICA, N. Y.
Johnstown Republican Special Edition (Johnstown, New York) October 5, 1898
The following industries, established in earlier days, are still important:
White's Pottery, established about 1828, by Noah White and his son Nicholas A. White, on the site of one still earlier, was one of first in this region. The manufacture of fire brick was peculiar to it.
New Century Club; Outline History of Utica and Vicinity (Utica, L. C. Childs and Son, 1900)
Syracusans in Pottery Concern.
Articles of incorporation have been filed for the central New York Pottery company in which Syracuse capital is Interested. The plant will be located at Chittenango, as stated in the Journal some time ago. the capital stock is $60,000, and the directors are Herman Bartles sr., Herman Bartlels jr. and Alfred A. Hewlett of this city and Francis H. Gates of Chittenango.
The Syracuse Journal (Syracuse, New York) September 4, 1902
CENTRAL NEW YORK POTTERY, Utica, N. Y. A manufacture of a good quality of stoneware has been in existence here for many years, and still continues.
Jervis, W. P.; The Encyclopedia of Ceramics (New York, 1902)
Factories inspected in ONEIDA County.
White's Pottery................232 Whitesboro.........Fire brick..... ..
McMackin, John; Eighteenth Annual Report of Factory Inspection For Twelve Months Ending September 30, 1903 (Albany, Oliver A. Quayle, 1904)
F. B.=Fire Brick
Brick, Tile etc. (continued)
White's Pottery, Inc. (F. B.) Utica Utica
Newlans, D. H.; New York State Museum Bulletin 102 Economic Geology 15 (Albany, New York State Education Department, 1906)
Utica, N. Y. June 29, 1906.
To Dr. Martin G. Benedict, Superintendent of Schools.
Dear Sir:—The second annual report of the combined departments of drawing and elementary manual training is respectfully submitted.
The clay modeling was especially interesting this year. In the third and fourth grades small bowls of pleasing curvature were made and decorated." The best two in each grade, through the courtesy of Mr. White, were fired at White's pottery, incentive enough for any one to do his best...........
Annual Report of the Superintendent of Public Schools Utica New York (Utica, 1907)
KNITTING CO, BUYS
COMPANY WILL USE PROPERTY
FOR A DYE HOUSE
BUILDINGS TO BE ENLARGED
Deal Effected Through T. Harvey Ferris and John A. Roberts, Treasure of Capron Knitting Company--Mr. White Engages in New Business
The Capron Knitting company yesterday purchased of Charles N. White the property located on Whitesboro street and known for many years as White's pottery.
The plant will be used by the knitting company as a dye house at present. At a future date the building will probably be enlarged to accommodate the growing business of the purchasers.
The deal was effected yesterday noon through T. Harvey Ferris by John A. Roberts, treasurer of the knitting company, and C. A. Byington, its president. The deal has been under consideration some time. The papers in the matter are ready for signature of the interested parties.
The knitting company will take possession of the property soon and will move a portion of its machinery to the new location. The new purchase will be used in connection with the plant of the knitting company at 19 Whitesboro street.
White's pottery has been conducted over 70 years by the White family. Its product has been sold not only throughout the United States but in foreign countries and has been recognized as standard.
Before selling the real estate which has for many years been known as White's Central New York Pottery, C. N. White formed a connection with the Hayes Fire Brick Company of Pennsylvania, one of the largest fire brick concerns in the United States, which owns its own mountain of splendid fire materials and their own mines of coal.
Mr. White retains the fire brick machinery which will be used in connection with the machinery already installed in the Pennsylvania plant.
Being in possession of the formulas recipes and knowledge of fire brick making. Mr. White is enabled to connect himself in a very advantageous way with this large concern, for whom he will handle the trade in the State of New York. The C. N. White Clay Products Company will not only call upon the trade mentioned above, but will carry here in Utica a large and complete stock of fire brick and fire materials and other clay products. In this way Utica does not lose this industry, but the manufacturers and other fire material users will be afforded a very much larger stick of these goods than has every been carries in the State before.
The line of Flemish will in the future be made in the West. In the meantime many of the citizens of Utica are availing themselves to purchase ornamental and useful pieces of the Flemish ware which has heretofore been made only in this city.
Utica Herald Dispatch (Utica, New York) May 1, 1906
WANTED -- First-class mouldmaker; steady employment. Inquire with references Central New York Pottery Company, Chittenango, N. Y.
Trenton Evening Times (Trenton, New Jersey) August 9, 1907
Whites Pottery, 232 Whitesboro
Brown, Charles Carroll; Directory of American Cement Industries Fifth Edition (Indianapolis, Municipal Engineering Company, 1909)
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