Daniel Hemingray Obituary

[Trade Journal]

Publication: Electrical Review and Western Electrician

New York, NY, United States
vol. 59, no. 26, p. 1308-1309, col. 2,1


DANIEL CARROLL HEMINGRAY, secretary and treasurer of the Hemingray Glass Company, died on Thursday morning, December 14, following an attack of paralysis. Mr. Hemigray [sic] Hemingray was stricken on Tuesday afternoon while in his automobile on the way from the works of the Hemingray Glass Company in Covington to his home in Glendale. Shortly after the machine reached the Cincinnati side of the river, Mr. Hemingray complained to a friend who accompanied him of feeling ill and distressed, and the chauffeur was instructed to drive quickly to the Queen City Club. He was helped from the automobile and Dr. Harry H. Hines was summoned. Examination revealed that the


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stroke of paralysis was extensive and that it would be extremely dangerous to remove Mr. Hemingray to either his home or to a hospital. Dr. Walker and other physicians were called in consultation and a hard fight was made but on Wednesday evening he developed sinking spells and the physicians gave up hope of saving him. "Dan" Hemingray, as he was universally known, was one of the best known men in Cincinnati, and one of the most popular and highly esteemed men in the electrical fraternity. His jovial disposition and hale good-fellowship was a magnet that drew about him a host of friends to whom his death will be a sad blow. In Covington, Ky., he was a greatly respected citizen and to the large number of employees of the Hemingray Glass Company he had ever been a kind and comforting friend. He was interested in many local institutions, and a director and representative of several manufacturing concerns other than the Hemingray Glass Company. Mr. Hemingray is survived by his wife, who was Miss Clara Keck; his brother, Ralph G. Hemingray, president of the Hemingray Glass Company, of Muncie, Ind.; and his sisters, Mrs. Bradford Shinkle of Covington, Ky., and Mrs. W. G. Felix, of Lexington, Ky. He was born in Covington in 1867, a son of Robert Hemingray. At Woodward High School he was a classmate of President Taft. After graduating there he went to Chickering Preparatory School and later to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He returned to Cincinnati before his graduation there, and entered business with his father and brother Ralph. The funeral services were held in the chapel of Highland Cemetery near Fort Mtichell [sic] Mitchell just outside of Covington, on Saturday afternoon, the Rev. James M. Magruder, pastor of Trinity Church, Covington, officiating. Because of the great number of friends of Mr. Hemingray it was decided to hold the services in the cemetery chapel, and arrangements were made for special cars to convey his friends from Covington and Cincinnati. A delegation of Muncie (Ind.) Elks, of which Mr. Hemingray was a member, attended the funeral in a body. The pallbearers were Harry Kinney, W. S. Perkins, Edward S. Grant, Frank Rothier, Alexander Lewis, Frank D. Lawrence, Frank Perin and W. A. Hopkins, of Cincinnati; B. M. Downs, of New York, and W. W. Low, of Chicago.


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Researcher:Bob Stahr
Date completed:August 6, 2013 by: Bob Stahr;