Colonel John Henry Bringhurst, son of Thomas Bringhurst
by his wife Mary Fraley, was born at Germantown, 21
He was educated in the common schools of his native
place, and taught school for a few terms. He was then
given a business training by his father, and when a
young man he began the manufacture of saws, and later
engaged in the manufacture of other iron and steel
products ; eventually he became a member of the iron and
steel firm of Verree & Co.
He died at Philadelphia, 24 December, 1898.
and Commercial Review, 1847