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William Frederick Schrafft
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Birth: Jun. 15, 1823
Stuttgart, Germany
Death: Feb. 9, 1906
Somerville
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA

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. 
 
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 Spouse:
  Wilhelmine Betz Schrafft (1829 - 1900)
 
 Children:
  Frances K. Schrafft Wallburg (1858 - 1951)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Forest Hills Cemetery and Crematory
Jamaica Plain
Suffolk County
Massachusetts, USA
Plot: Niche was purchased in the Lower Columbarium, but his ashes were never deposited there.
 
Created by: Scott Southwick
Record added: Feb 06, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 33592010
William Frederick Schrafft
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William Frederick Schrafft
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William Frederick Schrafft
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 Added: Aug. 15, 2009
 
 
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