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Charles Alfred Pillsbury
Birth: Dec. 3, 1842
Warner
Merrimack County
New Hampshire, USA
Death: Sep. 17, 1899
Minneapolis
Hennepin County
Minnesota, USA

Businessman. Founder and namesake of the Pillsbury Company. A New Hampshire native, he graduated from Dartmouth College in 1863. In 1869 he moved to Minneapolis and established the C. A. Pillsbury Flour Company with the assistance of his uncle, future Minnesota Governor John S. Pillsbury; it eventually became one of the largest flour-milling enterprises in the world. He sold controlling interest in the business in 1889 but remained on its Board of Directors until his death. The Pillsbury family re-acquired the company in 1923 and ran it until it was sold in 1989. The Pillsbury product name is now owned by General Mills and lives on in such well-known items as Pillsbury's Best Flour and the Pillsbury Dough Boy.  (bio by: DaveVangsness) 
 
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 Parents:
  George Alfred Pillsbury (1816 - 1898)
  Margaret Sprague Carleton Pillsbury (1817 - 1901)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary Ann Stinson Pillsbury (1841 - 1902)
 
 Children:
  George Alfred Pillsbury (1870 - ____)*
  Margaret Carleton Pillsbury (1876 - 1881)*
  Charles Stinson Pillsbury (1878 - 1939)*
  John Sargent Pillsbury (1878 - 1968)*
 
 Siblings:
  Charles Alfred Pillsbury (1842 - 1899)
  Mary Addie Pillsbury (1849 - 1850)*
  Frederick Carleton Pillsbury (1852 - 1892)*
  Minnie Chamberlain Pillsbury Townsend (1864 - 1940)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Lakewood Cemetery
Minneapolis
Hennepin County
Minnesota, USA
Plot: Section 2, Lot 320, Grave 5
 
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Originally Created by: DaveVangsness
Record added: Mar 09, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 49467452
Charles Alfred Pillsbury
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Charles Alfred Pillsbury
Added by: DaveVangsness
 
Charles Alfred Pillsbury
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- Sanshl
 Added: Dec. 3, 2016

- Janis Coleman
 Added: Dec. 3, 2016
Remembering you today. May you rest in peace and may God richly bless you.
- Jeffrey Maksymowski
 Added: Dec. 3, 2016
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