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 William John White

William John White

Birth
Kawartha Heights, Peterborough County, Ontario, Canada
Death 16 Feb 1923 (aged 72)
Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA
Burial Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA
Plot Section 5, Lot 615
Memorial ID 22563 · View Source
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Industrialist. He was the founder of the chewing gum industry. He and his wife discovered that chicle became soft and chewable when boiled. They flavored it with mint, and sold it as "Yucatan". Was president of American Chicle Company.

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  • Added: 30 May 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 22563
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William John White (7 Oct 1850–16 Feb 1923), Find A Grave Memorial no. 22563, citing Lake View Cemetery, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .