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Mary Wiseman See
Birth: Sep. 16, 1854
Ontario, Canada
Death: Jul. 31, 1939
Ontario, Canada

Candy Maker. Born Mary Wiseman on Howe Island in Ontario, Canada, she developed her chocolate candy recipes while helping run her husband's hotel on nearby Tremont Island. Following her husband's death in 1919, she moved with her son Charles to California and settled in Los Angeles. Inspired by his mother's candy, Charles opened the first See's Candies store in 1921. With the store designed to resemble her kitchen, Mary See's portrait became the symbol of the company's quality and can be found in every See's store and on See's candy boxes. (bio by: G.Photographer) 
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  Charles Alexander See (1848 - 1919)*
  Charles Alexander See (1882 - 1949)*
*Calculated relationship
Charles Alexander See
May 2, 1848 - July 15, 1919
his wife, Mary Wiseman
Sept 16, 1854 - July 31, 1939
Willowbank Cemetery
Leeds and Grenville United Counties
Ontario, Canada
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Originally Created by: Marie Knapp
Record added: Jan 15, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 46719004
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Mary <i>Wiseman</i> See
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- Josie Kinnear
 Added: Oct. 26, 2015
Still to this day the best chocolates
- Bernard Johnson
 Added: Oct. 14, 2015

- Sanshl
 Added: Sep. 16, 2015
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