Robert Hemingray dies, oldest glass manufacturer

[Trade Journal]

Publication: Western Electrician

Chicago, IL, United States
vol. 24, no. 1, p. 18, col. 2


Robert Hemingray, a pioneer glass manufacturer, died Tuesday, December 27th, at his home in Covington, Ky. Mr. Hemingray had been ill for three weeks with heart trouble, but it was not of a serious nature until just before his death. He was said to be the oldest glassware manufacturer in the country. He leaves a wife, three sons Ralph, Robert and Daniel C. and two daughters Mrs. Bradford Shinkle of Covington and Mrs. W. H. Felix of Lexington. The funeral took place from the family residence Thursday noon, December 29th. 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 settled at Covington in 1847. One year later he founded the Hemingray Glass company, which has since been conducted by himself and his sons.


Keywords:Hemingray Family : Death
Researcher notes: 
Supplemental information:Articles: 100, 102, 103, 105, 186, 266, 1328, 1330, 1331, 1333, 1340, 3907, 3911, 4582, 4603, 4604
Researcher:Bob Stahr
Date completed:December 28, 2008 by: Bob Stahr;