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Milton S. Hershey

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Milton S. Hershey Famous memorial

Original Name
Milton Snavely Hershey
Birth
Derry Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death
13 Oct 1945 (aged 88)
Hershey, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial
Hershey, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, USA GPS-Latitude: 40.3080177, Longitude: -76.6377819
Plot
Section Spec-Her, Lot 1, Grave 1
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Businessman, Chocolatier, Candy Magnate, Philanthropist. He founded The Hershey Company confection manufacturer, and built it into the largest chocolate manufacturer in North America. Born in Derry Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, he worked as an apprentice for a newspaper at age 13, but was later fired. He traveled west to Denver, Colorado, where he worked for a caramel maker. When he returned to Lancaster, Pennsylvania, he opened the Lancaster Caramel Company in 1886 and became wealthy by 1894. At that time, chocolate had to be imported and was considered a delicacy and was only available for those who could afford it. At the 1893 World's Colombian Exhibition (World's Fair) in Chicago, Illinois, he was introduced to and later bought German chocolate machinery. By 1894, Milton Hershey was making 114 varieties of chocolate and founded the Hershey Chocolate Company. After selling his caramel business for 1 million dollars in 1900, he had a new factory built in his hometown of Derry Township, which was completed in 1905 and decided to build a town around his factory. By 1913, Hershey, Pennsylvania had been well established with schools, churches, banks, hotels and amusement parks. During the Depression Era of the 1930s, Hershey's factory expanded, and no one lost their job. He continued working at the head of the company until his death in 1945. Today, Hershey's chocolates, especially the Hershey bar, are one of the most recognizable confections in the world.
Businessman, Chocolatier, Candy Magnate, Philanthropist. He founded The Hershey Company confection manufacturer, and built it into the largest chocolate manufacturer in North America. Born in Derry Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, he worked as an apprentice for a newspaper at age 13, but was later fired. He traveled west to Denver, Colorado, where he worked for a caramel maker. When he returned to Lancaster, Pennsylvania, he opened the Lancaster Caramel Company in 1886 and became wealthy by 1894. At that time, chocolate had to be imported and was considered a delicacy and was only available for those who could afford it. At the 1893 World's Colombian Exhibition (World's Fair) in Chicago, Illinois, he was introduced to and later bought German chocolate machinery. By 1894, Milton Hershey was making 114 varieties of chocolate and founded the Hershey Chocolate Company. After selling his caramel business for 1 million dollars in 1900, he had a new factory built in his hometown of Derry Township, which was completed in 1905 and decided to build a town around his factory. By 1913, Hershey, Pennsylvania had been well established with schools, churches, banks, hotels and amusement parks. During the Depression Era of the 1930s, Hershey's factory expanded, and no one lost their job. He continued working at the head of the company until his death in 1945. Today, Hershey's chocolates, especially the Hershey bar, are one of the most recognizable confections in the world.

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  • Added: Apr 25, 1998
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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/477/milton_s-hershey: accessed ), memorial page for Milton S. Hershey (13 Sep 1857–13 Oct 1945), Find a Grave Memorial ID 477, citing Hershey Cemetery, Hershey, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, USA; Maintained by Find a Grave.