On January 17th, 1897 Richard Evans, one of the original partners of the Hemingray Glass Company, died in Covington, Kentucky. He was survived by his widow, Mary Jane, and two sons, Richard G. Evans and Edgar W. Evans. Edgar Evans continued an association with the glass company while Richard moved to Pittsburgh and became Secretary of the Heinz Company. Richard began his career with the Hemingray Glass Company as a clerk in 1859 - 1860 (he first appears in association with the glass works in the 1860 Covington Business Directory); attained the title of Vice-President following incorporation in 1870; became Secretary-Treasurer in 1880 and continued in that position until his death.
Ralph G. Hemingray becomes President; Robert C. Hemingray,
Vice-President; and Daniel C. Hemingray, Secretary-Treasurer, of the Hemingray
Glass Company following the illness and retirement of their father, Robert
On December 27th, 1898 Robert Hemingray, 79, died in Covington, Kentucky, of heart trouble. He had been ill for three weeks prior to his death. Internment was in Highland Cemetery, Kenton County, Kentucky. He was survived by his widow, three sons (Ralph G., Robert C., and Daniel C.), and two daughters (Mary Ann Carroll Shinkle, wife of Bradford Shinkle, Covington, and Camilla Felix, wife of Rev. William H. Felix, Lexington, Kentucky.)
Thanks to Glenn Drummond for this and much more Hemingray historical information included in this timeline.
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