Daniel Ashworth obituary

[Trade Journal]

Publication: Transactions of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers

New York, NY, United States
vol. 41, p. 1105, col. 1

No. 1735





Daniel Ashworth, who died November 8, 1919, was born in Lancashire, England, in 1841. At the age of nine he came to this country with his father settling in Pittsburgh, Pa., where he attended the public schools. He entered the mechanical field as a glass mold maker and later became master mechanic of glass works in Pittsburgh and Boston. In 1872 he became the manager of the Hemingray Glass Company, Covington, Ky., a position which he held for ten years, during which time he made a thorough study of steam. For several years he was general superintendent of the Lane & Bodley Co. of Cincinnati. In 1885 he returned to Pittsburgh as consulting engineer and steam expert.

Mr. Ashworth retired from the engineering profession in 1906, having been honored by President Roosevelt with the appointment as United States Pension Agent of Pennsylvania; later he was reappointed by President Taft. He became a life member of the Society in 1885. He was also a member of the Engineers Society of Western Pennsylvania and was prominent in fraternal, civic and political affairs throughout western Pennsylvania.


Keywords:Hemingray : Employees : Daniel Ashworth
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Researcher:Bob Stahr
Date completed:August 16, 2008 by: Bob Stahr;