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Jay Catherwood Hormel
Birth: Sep. 11, 1892
Austin
Mower County
Minnesota, USA
Death: Aug. 30, 1954
Austin
Mower County
Minnesota, USA

Business Magnate. "J.C." Hormel, known as the "Spam Man" for his most popular product, pioneered the canned meat business. Hormel, son of the company's founder, was determined to find cause for several thousand pounds of surplus pork shoulder. He developed a distinctive canned blend of chopped pork and ham known as Hormel spiced ham that didn't require refrigeration. As a result of his successful marketing campaigns and promotions, 70% of urban Americans used canned meats in 1940, compared with only 18% in 1937. By 1946, Hormel Company was the largest independent meat processing establishment in the U.S. (bio by: K. Pike) 
 
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 Parents:
  George Albert Hormel (1860 - 1946)
  Lillian Belle Gleason Hormel (1867 - 1946)
 
 Spouse:
  Germaine D. DuBois Hormel (1896 - 1991)*
 
 Children:
  George Hormel (1928 - 2006)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: Son of George Albert Hormel
 
Burial:
Oakwood Cemetery
Austin
Mower County
Minnesota, USA
Plot: Section 4 Lot 94
GPS (lat/lon): 43.68314, -92.9794
 
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Originally Created by: K. Pike
Record added: Aug 13, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11526253
Jay Catherwood Hormel
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Jay Catherwood Hormel
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Jay Catherwood Hormel
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