William Frederick Schrafft

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William Frederick Schrafft

  • Birth 15 Jun 1823 Stuttgart, Stuttgarter Stadtkreis, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
  • Death 9 Feb 1906 Somerville, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Burial Jamaica Plain, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Plot Niche was purchased in the Lower Columbarium, but his ashes were never deposited there.
  • Memorial ID 33592010

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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  • Created by: Scott Southwick
  • Added: 6 Feb 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 33592010
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Frederick Schrafft (15 Jun 1823–9 Feb 1906), Find A Grave Memorial no. 33592010, citing Forest Hills Cemetery and Crematory, Jamaica Plain, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Scott Southwick (contributor 46930263) .