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Dr William Hale Charch
Birth: Mar. 20, 1898
Dayton
Montgomery County
Ohio, USA
Death: Jul. 25, 1958
Wilmington
New Castle County
Delaware, USA

Scientist. Born in Dayton, Ohio, he was a Chemist for DuPont Company credited for helping invent and developing the moisture-proof cellophane a product used for photo purposes plus used for many food products. In 1923, he with the DuPont team, licensed to the DuPont Cellophane Company, the exclusive rights to its US cellophane patents, which granted to the DuPont Cellophane Company the exclusive right to make and sell in North and Central America. Later the DuPont Cellophane Company granted to La Cellophane the exclusive rights for the rest of the world the use of any cellophane patents or processes the DuPont Cellophane Company might develop. As to date, the manufacturing process, an alkaline solution of cellulose fibres are used in food packages and also used in many film products. He died at age 60 in Wilmington, Delaware. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Parents:
  John P Charch (1860 - 1926)
  Grace Hale Charch (1869 - 1949)
 
 Spouse:
  Ruth Heidrick Charch (1886 - 1969)
 
 Sibling:
  William Hale Charch (1898 - 1958)
  Ann Charch (1901 - 1984)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Woodland Cemetery and Arboretum
Dayton
Montgomery County
Ohio, USA
Plot: Sec 47 Lot 1661
 
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Record added: Oct 22, 1998
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- Åke Frisk
 Added: Mar. 20, 2014

- BigLebo
 Added: Dec. 10, 2012
Thank you for sharing your terrific invention with the rest of us, William. (You saved tons of food from having to be thrown out because of spoilage). Rest in Peace. See you in Heaven.
- Mary
 Added: Oct. 27, 2011
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