Robert Hening


ROBERT HENING, one of the swells of 1805 who came with his brother, James Gordon Hening, from Winchester, Va., and cut quite a swath in social circles, and was always faultlessly attired, as follows: white silk hat, blue broadcloth coat, linen frills, small clothes and shoes of marvelous shine, and was never seen on the street without his umbrella. He was a general merchan\dise and forwarding business man, and carried on business on lower Market Street, on the present site of the Stanley building. The Hening wareroom was afterward burned.

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