Publication: The Kentucky Post
Covington, KY, United States
Robert Hemingray, Sr.,
HAD BEEN ILL A SHORT TIME OF HEART TROUBLE.
DECEASED WAS A LEADING
Manufacturer of Glassware in the United States.
Robert Hemingray, 79, a pioneer glass manufacturer of the United States, died Tuesday at 8:45 a.m., at his home, 219 Garrard Street, Covington.
Mr. Hemingray had been ill for three weeks with heart trouble, but it was not of a serious nature until a few days ago, when he took a turn for the worse. He was, it is claimed, the oldest glassware manufacturer in the country.
He leaves a widow, three sons — Ralph, Robert, and Dan C., and two daughters — Mrs. Bradford Shinkle, of Covington, and Mrs. W. H. Felix, of Lexington. The funeral will take place from the family residence Thursday noon.
Mr. Hemingray was for many years one of Covington's foremost citizens. Of late years he had retired from active business, leaving his large interests in the manufacture of glassware to his sons.
He was born near Johnstown, Pa., and came to Covington in 1847. One year later he founded the Hemingray Glass Company, which is still in existence.