Obituary of John Fuller and Daniel Hemingray

[Trade Journal]

Publication: Electrical World

New York, NY, United States
vol. 58, no. 26, p. 1575, col. 1


J. C. FULLER.—The death is announced of Mr. John Crisp Fuller, of Ham Lodge, Stratford, and Woodland Works, Bow, England, aged ninety. Mr. Fuller was the inventor of the Fuller bichromate battery. He was born in Bristol in 1821, but went to London when he was quite young. He became fascinated with the study of electricity, and about 1854 he became connected with the Electrical & International Telegraph Company, with which he continued for a number of years. Later he assisted Mr. W. T. Henley, the submarine-cable manufacturer, and thereafter he founded his own firm, John C. Fuller & Son.




Daniel C. Hemingray


MR. DANIEL C. HEMINGRAY, secretary and treasurer of the Hemingray Glass Company, of Covington, Ky., and Muncie, Ind., died at the Queen City Club, Cincinnati, Ohio, on Dec. 14, from apoplexy. The preceding Tuesday Mr. Hemingray was taken ill in an automobile after leaving his office in Covington, Ky., and was taken to the Queen City Club. The following day his condition appeared to improve, but during the night he suffered a relapse and he died at 5 o'clock on Thursday morning. Mr. Hemingray, who was fifty-four years old, was born in Covington, Ky. He attended the Woodward High School in Cincinnati, where he was a classmate of President Taft, and later entered the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Before graduation he resumed to Covington and entered business with his father and brother, Mr. Ralph Hemingray, now president of the Hemingray Company. Mr. Hemingray was a member of the principal Cincinnati clubs and a nonresident member of many clubs throughout the country, much of his time being passed in traveling in connection with his business. He was a director of the Cincinnati Trust Company and of the Suspension Bridge Company and one of the first stockholders of the Latonia Racing Association. At one time he was a member of the Covington Water Works Department. Mr. Hemingray was extremely popular in Cincinnati and had large circles of friends in different sections of the United States. His jovial disposition and hale good-fellowship were particularly appreciated in his club life. As remarked by a friend, "There were no dull moments in his company, and many are the Queen City club members who, oppressed by the cares of business, found momentary rest from their worries in the optimistic, jovial and happy temperament of 'Dan' Hemingray."




Keywords:John Fuller : Fuller & Son : Hemingray
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Researcher:Elton Gish
Date completed:January 27, 2012 by: Elton Gish;