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Ruth Swanson Venn
Original name: Ruth Swanson
Birth: Jan. 17, 1910, USA
Death: Jan. 27, 2003
Battle Creek
Calhoun County
Michigan, USA

Harold and Ruth Swanson opened a store in Battle Creek, Michigan, selling donuts to local stores. During World War II, there was a shortage of shortening, so they starting making cookies instead. They started a chain of bakeries known as "branch bakeries," soon devolping franchise bakeries in 22 states that became known as Archway Cookies. Mr. Swanson died in 1954, Ruth later marrying Robert Venn, which ended in divorce. She continued to operate the Battle Creek plant until 1988. (bio by: Graveaddiction) 
Memorial Park Cemetery
Battle Creek
Calhoun County
Michigan, USA
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Originally Created by: Graveaddiction
Record added: Jan 29, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7127591
Ruth <i>Swanson</i> Venn
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