Asa Griggs Candler Sr.

Asa Griggs Candler Sr.

Villa Rica, Douglas County, Georgia, USA
Death 12 Mar 1929 (aged 77)
Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, USA
Burial Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, USA
Plot : Section 35, Lot 447, Grave 3
Memorial ID 6009571 · View Source
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Businessman. Prominent Atlanta business figure who bought the formula for Coca Cola (invented by pharmacist John Pemberton) and turned it into a household name through innovative promotion and marketing. Reportedly, He paid $2,300 for the formula in 1887 and in 1919 gave most of the stock of Coke to his children, whom later sold the company for $25,000,000. In his later life he became known as a generous philanthropist.

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  • Originally Created by: Kent Brown
  • Added: 2 Dec 2001
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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Asa Griggs Candler Sr. (30 Dec 1851–12 Mar 1929), Find a Grave Memorial no. 6009571, citing Westview Cemetery, Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .