Jay Catherwood Hormel

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Jay Catherwood Hormel

Austin, Mower County, Minnesota, USA
Death 30 Aug 1954 (aged 61)
Austin, Mower County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Austin, Mower County, Minnesota, USA
Plot Section 4 Lot 94
Memorial ID 11526253 · View Source
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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.

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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jay Catherwood Hormel (11 Sep 1892–30 Aug 1954), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11526253, citing Oakwood Cemetery, Austin, Mower County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .