Charles Alfred Pillsbury

Charles Alfred Pillsbury

Birth
Warner, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, USA
Death 17 Sep 1899 (aged 56)
Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA
Plot Section 2, Lot 320, Grave 5
Memorial ID 49467452 · View Source
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Businessman. He was the founder and namesake of the Pillsbury Company. A New Hampshire native, he graduated from Dartmouth College in 1863. In 1869 he moved to Minneapolis and established the C. A. Pillsbury Flour Company with the assistance of his uncle, future Minnesota Governor John S. Pillsbury; it eventually became one of the largest flour-milling enterprises in the world. He sold controlling interest in the business in 1889 but remained on its Board of Directors until his death. The Pillsbury family re-acquired the company in 1923 and ran it until it was sold in 1989. The Pillsbury product name is now owned by General Mills and lives on in such well-known items as Pillsbury's Best Flour and the Pillsbury Dough Boy.

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 49467452
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Charles Alfred Pillsbury (3 Dec 1842–17 Sep 1899), Find A Grave Memorial no. 49467452, citing Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .