Robert Hemingray

Death Notice - Began Career in Glass Manufacturing at Phillips & Company, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

[Trade Journal]

Publication: National Glass Budget

Pittsburgh, PA, United States
vol. 14, no. 53, p. 2, col. 1


Robert Hemingray, a pioneer of the flint glass trade, died last Tuesday at his home in Covington, Ky. He was well known among the glass manufacturers of the Pittsburg district and by the trade throughout the country. The younger generation of glassmen knew him familiarly as "Uncle Bob." Mr. Hemingray was born in Pittsburg about 80 years ago. Until within the present week he was active as the president of the Hemingray Glass Company, with offices in Cincinnati and a large plant at Muncie, Ind. After completing a college course he entered business with Phillips & Co., operating a glass factory in this city. There he remained till after the big fire of 1845, when he went to Covington, Ky., and engaged in the glass business. The Covington plant was abandoned and a more modern factory erected at Muncie, Ind. Throughout his life Mr. Hemingray was identified with the Whig and Republican parties. A Christmas greeting was sent to him from Pittsburg by George V. Marshall, which was replied to in a telegram from Mr. Hemingray's son-in-law, Bradford Shinkle. The message stated that "Uncle Bob" was ill and a message a few hours later announced his death. A wife and five children survive him. Miss Mary Carroll, a member of the old Pittsburg family of that name, became his bride before he left Pittsburg. The surviving children are Mrs. William Phelix [sic] Felix, wife of Rev. Mr. Phelix [sic] Felix, of Lexington, Ky.; Mrs. Bradford Shinkle, Ralph G., Daniel, and Robert Hemingray, of Covington, Ky. The sons are interested in the Hemingray Glass Company. The funeral took place at Covington on Thursday.


Keywords:Hemingray Family : Death
Researcher notes:Robert Hemingray was born near Johnstown, Pennsylvania. Camilla, Robert Hemingray's daughter, was married to Rev. William H. Felix (not Phelix).
Supplemental information:Articles: 100, 102, 103, 105, 186, 266, 1328, 1330, 1331, 1333, 1340, 3907, 3911, 4582, 4603, 4604, 6835 Robert Hemingray - Pittsburgh - Phillips Glass Works: Articles: 1330, 1718, 4604
Researcher:Bob Stahr
Date completed:February 6, 2005 by: Glenn Drummond;