|Birth: ||Jun. 15, 1823|
|Death: ||Feb. 9, 1906|
William Frederick Schrafft was the founder of the W.F.Schrafft Candy Company. He married Wilhelmine Betz in 1857. They had five children together.
" Founded in 1861 by W.F. Schrafft, the company enjoyed explosive growth during Boston's candy boom. In 1928, Schrafft's built the nation's largest candy factory, in Charlestown, a 900,000-square-foot behemoth that housed 1500 employees. (The building, with its giant clock tower and red sign visible from I-93, is now an office complex.) The Schrafft name became synonymous with boxed chocolates, and the empire grew to include ice cream and a chain of popular restaurants." -- "The Kings of Candy" by Steve Almond, The Boston Phoenix, March 16 - 23, 2000.
The family business was sold and eventually went out of business in March, 1981.
Wilhelmine Betz Schrafft (1829 - 1900)
Frances K. Schrafft Wallburg (1858 - 1951)*
Forest Hills Cemetery and Crematory
Plot: Niche was purchased in the Lower Columbarium, but his ashes were never deposited there.
Created by: Scott Southwick
Record added: Feb 06, 2009
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