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Charles William "C.W." Post
Birth: Oct. 26, 1854
Springfield
Sangamon County
Illinois, USA
Death: May 9, 1914
Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara County
California, USA

Businessman, Inventor. He was a manufacturer pioneer most noted for being the developer and founder of the Post Breakfast Cereal Company. In 1872, he worked for the next fourteen years as a salesman and manufacturer of agricultural machines. For the next fourteen years, he invented and secured patents on such farm equipment as cultivators, a sulky plow, a harrow, and a haystacker. Relocating to Fort Worth, Texas, in 1886, he became associated with real-estate, acquired a 300-acre ranch on the outskirts of the city and developed it into the area now known as Riverside. In 1891, he moved to Battle Creek, Michigan, where he invented Grape-Nuts and Post Toasties, breakfast foods which by the turn of the century made him a multi-millionaire. He also served as president of the American Manufacturers Association and the Citizen's Industrial Association. Still remaining with a strong desire for farming, he returned to Texas, in 1906 and purchased over 225,000 acres of ranchland in Garza and Lynn Counties. There he opened the plains region to agricultural development by introducing varieties of grain sorghums such as milo and kafir. In 1907, Post City was named for him and remained being called so until after his death at age 59. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Parents:
  Charles Rollin Post (1826 - 1919)
  Caroline Cushman Lathrop Post (1824 - 1914)
 
 Spouses:
  Leila Diadema Young Post Montgomery (1877 - 1940)*
  Ella Letitia Merriweather Post (1852 - 1912)*
 
 Children:
  Infant Post (1883 - 1883)*
  Marjorie Merriweather Post (1887 - 1973)*
 
 Siblings:
  Clarence Lathrop Parsons (1847 - 1849)**
  Charles William Post (1854 - 1914)
  Carroll L Post (1859 - 1948)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling

Cause of death: Suicide by gunshot
 
Burial:
Oak Hill Cemetery
Battle Creek
Calhoun County
Michigan, USA
Plot: Section O, Lots 19 through 32
 
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Record added: Jan 01, 2001
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I am always sorry when conditions get too hard to bare and you see no other way, Cousin. But thank you for the Grape Nuts - I love them.
- coke sellon
 Added: May. 20, 2015

- MosherSt.Munger
 Added: May. 9, 2015

- elaine bailey
 Added: May. 9, 2015
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