Daniel E. Ashworth


[Trade Journal]

Publication: The Glassworker

Pittsburgh, PA, United States
vol. 39, no. 8, p. 9, col. 1

Col. Daniel E. Ashworth.


Col. Daniel E. Ashworth, 78 years old, burgess of Crafton, Pa., a suburb of Pittsburgh, died in his home in that town last week. He was one of the best known men in Pittsburgh in political, Masonic, and Grand Army circles and was much in demand as a speaker on various occasions. He had been ill but a short time. In his earlier days he was prominently connected with the glass trade. He was in the glass business when the Civil War broke out. He enlisted as a private in Co. E, One Hundred and Twenty-third Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers, and served throughout the conflict. At the close of the war he returned to the glass industry. In 1867 he entered the employ of a glass works in Portland, Me. He later became superintendent of a glass company in Boston, where he remained five years, afterwards going to Covington, Ky., where he remained ten years as designer and master mechanic with a glass concern. From there he went to Cincinnati. In 1884 Mr. Ashworth returned to Pittsburgh and entered the employ of the Carnegie Steel Co. During the latter years of his life Mr. Ashworth has devoted considerable time to literary studies and speechmaking. He lectured on historic characters, including Cromwell and Washington. Mr. Ashworth was born in Lancashire, England, Sept. 28, 1841. Daniel, with his mother and a sister, followed the father across the ocean in 1850, the trip being made in a sailing vessel. They landed in Philadelphia, whence they came to Pittsburgh. The boy entered the schools of Brownstown, now the South Side. He later worked in glass factories and in steel mills. He leaves his widow and two sons, William and George.


Keywords:Hemingray Glass Company : Employees : Daniel Ashworth
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Researcher:Bob Stahr
Date completed:April 22, 2007 by: Glenn Drummond;