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Harry Burnett "H.B." Reese, Sr
Birth: May 24, 1879
Muddy Creek Forks
York County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: May 16, 1956
West Palm Beach
Palm Beach County
Florida, USA

Businessman. He was the founder of the "H.B. Reese Candy Company", whose most famous product eventually became the "Reese's Peanut Butter Cup". Entering candy manufacturing business in Hershey, Pennsylvania around 1917, by the mid-1920s he started to make an item called "peanut butter cups". Due to sugar shortages during World War II he dropped other items the company had produced and concentrate on the peanut butter cup item. Six years after his death in 1962 the company was sold to Hershey Chocolate Company for 23.5 million dollars. The Reese's Peanut Butter Cup is Hershey's most popular candy bar and is the second biggest such seller in the United States. 
 
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 Parents:
  Annie Belinda Manifold Reese (1854 - 1935)
 
 Spouse:
  Blanche Edna Reese (1882 - 1968)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Hershey Cemetery
Hershey
Dauphin County
Pennsylvania, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 40.30832, -76.63831
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: May 21, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 22429
Harry Burnett H.B. Reese, Sr
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Harry Burnett H.B. Reese, Sr
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Harry Burnett H.B. Reese, Sr
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