Marcus Libby Urann

Marcus Libby Urann

Birth
Holden, Penobscot County, Maine, USA
Death 1 Apr 1963 (aged 89)
Hanson, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Hanson, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA
Plot Enter cemetery on the road to the left of the main entrance, diagonally across from Bayberry Road. Grave is on the right side of the road at the point where it bends sharply to the right.
Memorial ID 93090586 · View Source
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Lawyer and cranberry grower Marcus Libby Urann developed a recipe for canned cranberry sauce and in 1912 founded a company to sell it -- the Ocean Spray Preserving Company. Sales of Ocean Spray cranberry sauce increased the overall market for cranberries, and in 1930 Mr. Urann led a merger with his two main competitors to form Cranberry Canners, Inc., a cooperative that soon included growers from across the country. The co-op was renamed National Cranberry Association in 1946, and in 1959 became what is now known as Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc. Mr. Urann was president and general manager of the co-op for nearly 25 years before he retired in 1955. An 1897 graduate of the University of Maine, he is also credited with establishing Phi Kappa Phi, which today describes itself as "the nation's oldest, largest, and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines."


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  • Created by: Skip Colcord
  • Added: 5 Jul 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 93090586
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Marcus Libby Urann (3 Oct 1873–1 Apr 1963), Find A Grave Memorial no. 93090586, citing Fern Hill Cemetery, Hanson, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Skip Colcord (contributor 47721365) .