Milton S. Hershey

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Hershey in c. 1905

Milton Snavely Hershey (September 13, 1857 – October 13, 1945) was an American confectioner, philanthropist, and the founder of the Hershey's candy company.

Hershey was born on September 13, 1857 in Derry Township, Pennsylvania[1].

Hershey has been married to Catherine Sweeney from 1871 until her death in 1915. In 1912 Hershey was to go on the RMS Titanic, but couldn't go[2] because his wife was sick at the time. Sweeney died three years later.

Hershey died on October 13, 1945 from natural causes in Hershey, Pennsylvania, a town named after him, aged 88 years old.

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  1. Coyle, Millie L. Milton Snavely Hershey HersheyHistory.org
  2. "The sinking of the RMS Titanic: A course of history". Pennlive.com. 12 April 2012. http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2012/04/post_342.html. Retrieved 13 August 2013.

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