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Ernest A. Hamwi

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Ernest A. Hamwi

Birth
Damascus, City of Damascus, Damascus, Syria
Death
27 Apr 1943 (aged 59)
Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
Burial
St. Louis County, Missouri, USA Add to Map
Plot
Adult 18 Grave 1588
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Funeral services for Ernest A. Hamwi, who according to family tradition, originated the ice cream cone at the Louisiana Purchase Expo in St. Louis in 1904, died at his home at 4026 North Twentieth Street, St. Louis, Mo. Interment at Valhalla cemetery.

Ernest was 59 years old born in Damascus, came to St. Louis in 1903. He conceived the idea of the ice cream cone while working at an ice cream concession at the Fair, when he noticed visitors buying both hot waffles and ice cream at an adjacent concessions.

His step-son Arthur C. McGuffin, President of the Missouri Cone Company related this to the reporter.

Ernest became superintendent of the Cornucopia Waffle Company in 1906 and in 1910 founded the Missouri Cone Company. He established the Western Cone Company in 1940. In 1943, shortly before his death he received a patent on a new type of ice cream cup.

Thanks to the St. Louis Post Dispatch 28 Apr 1943.
Funeral services for Ernest A. Hamwi, who according to family tradition, originated the ice cream cone at the Louisiana Purchase Expo in St. Louis in 1904, died at his home at 4026 North Twentieth Street, St. Louis, Mo. Interment at Valhalla cemetery.

Ernest was 59 years old born in Damascus, came to St. Louis in 1903. He conceived the idea of the ice cream cone while working at an ice cream concession at the Fair, when he noticed visitors buying both hot waffles and ice cream at an adjacent concessions.

His step-son Arthur C. McGuffin, President of the Missouri Cone Company related this to the reporter.

Ernest became superintendent of the Cornucopia Waffle Company in 1906 and in 1910 founded the Missouri Cone Company. He established the Western Cone Company in 1940. In 1943, shortly before his death he received a patent on a new type of ice cream cup.

Thanks to the St. Louis Post Dispatch 28 Apr 1943.


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