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R. Eloise Brown (1933 - 2014)

Eloise was a life-long resident of Knox County. She was a member of the Milford Church of Christ, Centerburg and the owner and operator of Eloise’s Snack Bar and later the Heart of Ohio Restaura...

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Isaac William Taussig (1850 - d.)

From Wikipedia: The son of German [sic]immigrants, Taussig was born on July 30, 1850 in New York City . He had as siblings: Samuel Taussig, and Noah H. Taussig . Taussig became a sugar refiner with Ame...

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Walter Staunton Mack, Jr. (1895 - 1990)

See "Media" for image sources Walter S. Mack, Who Made Pepsi The No. 2 Cola Maker, Dies at 94 By PETER B. FLINT Published: March 19, 1990 Walter S. Mack, the former president of Pepsi-Cola who made...

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William Beverly Murphy (1907 - 1994)

William Beverly Murphy (June 19, 1907 – May 29, 1994) was a U.S. food businessman. He was the president and CEO of Campbell Soup Company between 1953 and 1972. From 1942 to 1945 he was on leav...

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Ruth Wakefield (1903 - 1977)

from: Wikipedia Wakefield was educated at Framingham State Normal School Department of Household Arts in 1924. Then, she worked as a dietitian and lectured about foods. In 1930, she and her husband K...

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Francis William (Frank) Epperson (1894 - 1983)

The ever-popular hot-weather treat known as the Popsicle™ was invented by Frank Epperson, when he was just eleven years old. Born in 1894 and raised in San Francisco, Epperson mixed a soft drink...

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Ezra Joseph Warner (1841 - 1910)

Consolidated Foods Corp. from: The Electronic Encyclopedia of Chicago © 2005 Chicago Historical Society, (This entry is part of the Encyclopedia's Dictionary of Leading Chicago Businesses (1820-...

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John Kinder Labatt (1803 - 1866)

John Kinder Labatt (1803 – 26 October 1866) was an Irish-Canadian brewer, and the founder of the Labatt Brewing Company. He was born 1803 at Mountmellick (County Laoighis, Republic of Ireland)...

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Henry J. Heinz MP (1844 - 1919)

Henry John Heinz (October 11, 1844 – May 14, 1919) was an American businessman who founded the H. J. Heinz Company. Early life Heinz was one of eight children born to John Henry Heinz and ...

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Ray Kroc MP (1902 - 1984)

Raymond Albert "Ray" Kroc (October 5, 1902 – January 14, 1984) was an American businessman. He joined McDonald's in 1954 and built it into the most successful fast food operation in the world....

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Jimmy Ray Dean MP (1928 - 2010)

Jimmy Ray Dean (August 10, 1928 – June 13, 2010) was an American country music singer, television host, actor and businessman. Although he may be best known today as the creator of the Jimmy D...

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Sir Henry Tate, 1st Baronet MP (1819 - 1899)

Sir Henry Tate, 1st Baronet (11 March 1819 White Coppice near Chorley Lancashire – 5 December 1899) was an English sugar merchant and philanthropist, noted for establishing the Tate Gallery, Lon...

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Abram Lyle MP (1820 - 1891)

Abram Lyle (1820–1891) is noted for founding the sugar refiners Abram Lyle & Sons which merged with a rival to become Tate & Lyle in 1921. He was born in the seaport of Greenock in Scotland, a...

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John Cadbury MP (1802 - 1889)

Name: John CADBURY , Fndr. Cadbury's Chocolate Co. Sex: M Birth: 12 AUG 1801 in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England Death: 12 MAY 1889 Note: John Cadbury from: Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia @ ...

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Simon van den Bergh MP (1819 - 1907)

Simon van den Bergh (October 26, 1819 in Geffen - April 6, 1907 in Rotterdam) was a Dutch businessperson. He founded a margarine factory in the Netherlands that became world-famous. In 1888, the same...

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James Hart Stark, Sr. MP (1792 - 1873)

In 1816, James Hart Stark moved from Kentucky to Louisiana, Missouri. He brought with him a bundle of apple scions. From his bundle he started a nursery business. They bought the rights to the Red De...

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Glen Bell MP (1923 - 2010)

Glen William Bell, Jr. (September 3, 1923 – January 16, 2010) was an American businessman who founded the fast food chain Taco Bell. Born in Lynwood, California and growing up in California,...

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Clarence A. Crane (1875 - 1931)

Inventor of Life Saver Candies. Inventor. In 1903 in Warren, Ohio, Crane started what became the largest maple sugar producer in the world at the time. He would sell the business in 1909 and make c...

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Edward Avery McIlhenny (1872 - 1949)

When his brother John left to enlist in the Spanish-American War in 1898, he assumed the presidency of the company that manufactures Tabasco Sauce and served in that position for 51 years. He changed t...

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Edmund McIlhenny (1815 - 1890)

He founded, in 1868, at Avery Island, LA, the McIlhenny Company, producer of Tabasco® brand products. Family tradition holds that he bought some hot pepper seeds from a traveler from Central A...

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Theodore Augustus Havemeyer (1839 - 1897)

Theodore Havemeyer assisted his brother, Henry Osborne Havemeyer (1847 – December 4, 1907), who was an American entrepreneur who founded and became president of the American Sugar Refining Compa...

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Henry Osborne Havemeyer (1847 - 1907)

Henry Osborne Havemeyer (1847 – December 4, 1907) was an American entrepreneur who founded and became president of the American Sugar Refining Company in 1891.

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Ethel Stuckey (1909 - 1991)

Ethel Mullis Stuckey took excess pecans from her husband's roadside pecan stand and made homemade pecan candies, including the famous Stuckey's Pecan Log Roll and Stuckey's Pecan Divinity. Tourists beg...

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Williamson Sylvester Stuckey, Sr. (1909 - 1977)

Williamson Sylvester Stuckey, Sr. (March 26, 1909 – January 6, 1977) was an American businessman and the founder of the Stuckey's chain of stores prominent on US Interstate highways. Sources: ...

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John Burroughs, Governor (1907 - 1978)

) John Burroughs (April 7, 1907 – May 21, 1978) was a New Mexican businessman and the 18th Governor of New Mexico. Burroughs, a Democratic served only one-term and is remembered for honest gov...

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John Galardi MP (c.1938 - 2013)

John Galardi, was the founder of Wienerschnitzel, The Original Hamburger Stand and Tastee Freez. Galardi got his start in the fast food business working at Taco Tia under Taco Bell founder Glen Bell. D...

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John Y. Brown, Jr., Governor MP

. John Young Brown, Jr. (born December 28, 1933) is a politician, entrepreneur, and businessman from the U.S. state of Kentucky. He served as the 55th governor of Kentucky from 1979 to 1983, although...

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Edward Guinness, 1st Earl of Iveagh (1847 - 1927)

Edward Guinness, 1st Earl of Iveagh From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The 1st Earl of Iveagh. Edward Cecil Guinness, 1st Earl of Iveagh, KP, GCVO, FRS (November 10, 1847 - October 7, 1927) wa...

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Walter Guinness, 1st Baron Moyne (1880 - 1944)

Walter Edward Guinness, 1st Baron Moyne DSO and Bar PC (29 March 1880 – 6 November 1944) was a British politician and businessman. He was assassinated in Cairo by the Zionist group Lehi, known i...

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Elias Kahn (c.1835 - 1899)

Originally from Alberschweiler in Bavaria, Germany, 45 year old Elias Kahn immigrated to Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1880 with his wife and nine children. Cincinnati, also known as "Porkopolis", had previousl...

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Philip Danforth Armour (1832 - 1901)

Founder of Armour & Company. was born in Stockbridge, New York to Danforth Armour and Juliana Ann Brooks. He was one of eight children and grew up on his family's farm. Armour was mostly of Scottis...

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Louis Franklin Swift (1861 - 1937)

Funeral services for Louis Franklin Swift, former president and chairman of the board of Swift & Co., will be held at 3:30 p.m. today in the Lake Forest Presbyterian church. The services will be cond...

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Gustavus Franklin Swift (1839 - 1903)

Gustavus Franklin Swift (June 24, 1839 – March 29, 1903) founded a meat-packing empire in the Midwest during the late 19th century, over which he presided until his death. He is credited with ...

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Paul Hoy Helms MP (1889 - 1957)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Paul Hoy Helms (September 19, 1889 – January 5, 1957) was an American executive in the baking industry and sports philanthropist. He founded the Helms Bak...

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Asa Griggs Candler (founder of Coca-Cola Company) (1851 - 1929)

Asa Griggs Candler (December 30, 1851 – March 12, 1929) was an American business tycoon who made most of his money selling Coca-Cola. He also served as mayor of Atlanta, Georgia from 1916 to 1...

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Regina Margareten (Horowitz) MP (1863 - 1959)

"Directory and Genealogy of the Horowitz-Margareten Family- from Generation to Generation" revised Edition 1994. -No. H123- chart no. 2-A & chart no. 26 Regina Margareten (1863-1959) According to t...

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Merrit Huntley Adamson (1888 - d.)

Birth: Nov. 2, 1888 Death: Jan. 7, 1949 Dairy Farmer. Adamson was a lawyer who went to work as Superintendant of the 13,000 acre Malibu Ranch in Los Angeles County. He met and married the owner's...

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Rhoda Adamson MP (1893 - 1962)

Birth: Apr. 20, 1893 Death: Apr. 2, 1962 Daughter of Frederick Hastings Rindge (owner of the 13,000 acre Malibu Ranch), and wife of Merritt H. Adamson, dairy farmer. The Adamsons established the ...

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Oscar Gustave Mayer (1914 - d.)

Mayer, Oscar Gustave Age 95, passed away on Monday, July 6, 2009, at HospiceCare Inc. He was born in Chicago, IL, March 16, 1914, the son of Oscar Gottfried and Elsa (Stieglitz) Mayer. Oscar entered Ni...

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Oscar Ferdinand Mayer (1859 - 1955)

Mayer, Oscar (1859-1955) Oscar Mayer Foods Overview Oscar Mayer Foods, now part of the Kraft General Foods empire, was founded in 1883 by a German immigrant named Oscar Ferdinand Mayer. His compa...

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Robert T. Andersen (c.1914 - d.)

Robert "Pea Soup" Andersen became the heir of Anderson's Electric Cafe which later became known as Pea Soup Andersen's. The story of this company is his father Anton Anderson, born in Denmark, purchase...

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Magnes Anton J. Andersen (c.1870 - d.)

Anton Anderson, born in Denmark, purchased land (present day Santa Barbara), in California on June 13, 1924. The land was owned by the Buell brothers, and when Mr. RT Buell had died his body was buried...

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Claus Spreckels (Spreckels Sugar Company) MP (1828 - 1908)

From the book Lost Kingdom by Julia Flynn Siler: Claus Spreckels - This German immigrant to the United States was a driven entrepreneur from the mainland who, on his periodic trips to the islands, carv...

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Betty S. Pink MP (b. - 1994)

Betty Pink was the co-founder of the famous Hollywood landmark Pink's Hot Dogs in Los Angeles, California along with her husband Paul Pink. Pink's famous chili dog is bases on her recipe. She passed ...

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Paul Pink MP (1908 - 1996)

Paul Pink was the co-founder of the famous Hollywood landmark Pink's Hot Dogs in Los Angeles, California along with his wife Betty Pink. Pink started his hot dog stand in 1939. It was only a large-wh...

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Duncan Hines MP (1880 - 1959)

Duncan Hines March 25, 1880-March 15, 1959 Parents: Edward Ludlow Hines 1842-1920 and Cornelia Duncan 1846-1884 Wife: Florence Chaffin Duncan Hines was born in Bowling Green, Kentucky. He later m...

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Demos Dee Shakarian MP (1913 - 1993)

Demos Shakarian (1913-1993), Pentecostal founder of the Full Gospel Businessmen’s Fellowship International (FGBMFI). Demos Shakarian was born in Los Angeles, California, the son of Presbyterian ...

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Isaac Shakarian (1892 - 1964)

DOWNEY – Similar to other communities throughout Los Angeles County, the turn of the twentieth century proved to be a catalytic period for Downey economic development. Nestled in the heart of ...

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William D. Washburn, U.S. Senator (1831 - 1912)

William Drew Washburn (January 14, 1831 – July 29, 1912) was an American politician. He served in both the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate as a Republican f...

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Arthur Guinness, I MP (1725 - 1803)

Arthur Guinness (24 September 1725–23 January 1803) was an Irish brewer and the founder of the Guinness Brewery business and family. Local tradition holds that Arthur Guinness was born at the ...

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George Speck aka Crum (1828 - 1914)

George Speck aka Crum (1822 - 1914) In the summer of 1853, George Crum, The son of an African American Father and a Native American Mother, was employed as a chef at an elegant resort in Saratoga Spr...

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Laura Clough Scudder (1881 - 1959)

In 1926, Laura Clough Scudder started Laura Scudder's in Monterey Park, California making potato chips. Naming the company after herself reflected her personal dedication and pride in offering the high...

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Julius Freed (1887 - 1952)

Julius Freed (August 13, 1887 – April 23, 1952) was an American banker, mechanical engineer, and amateur pigeon racer, notable for his involvement in the creation of the beverage Orange Julius. ...

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James Athearn Folger (1835 - 1889)

Founder of Folger Coffee company. Find A Grave Memorial # 3259

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Russell William STOVER (1888 - 1954)

Russell Stover (May 6, 1888 – May 11, 1954) was the founder of the Russell Stover Candies. Stover was born in a sod house south of Alton, Kansas in Osborne County, Kansas. His family moved to Io...

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William Finley Semple (1840 - 1923)

William F. Semple, A dentist from Mount Vernon, Ohio is commonly referred to as the first person anywhere to patent a chewing gum. On December 28, 1869 Semple filed Patent No. 98,304 with the U.S. Comm...

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Charles William Post (1854 - 1914)

C.W. Post was the son of Charles Rollins Post and his wife Caroline Lathrop. He visited the Battle Creek Sanitarium operated by John Harvey Kellogg for his failing health. He was inspired to start hi...

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Ruth Bigelow (1896 - 1966)

Ruth Bigelow (Campbell) Founded Bigelow Tea Company.

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John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich MP (1718 - 1792)

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Charles Alfred Pillsbury (1842 - 1899)

U.S. flour industrialist Charles Alfred Pillsbury founded the Pillsbury Company along with his uncle, John Sargent Pillsbury. From 1877 to 1897, he was Minnesota State Senator and held the chairmanship...

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John Stith Pemberton MP (1831 - 1888)

John Stith Pemberton (July 8, 1831 – August 16, 1888) was a Confederate veteran who was wounded in the Battle of Columbus, Georgia and an American druggist. He was best known for being the inv...

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Clarence Birdseye II (1886 - 1956)

Clarence Frank Birdseye II (December 9, 1886 – October 7, 1956) was an American inventor who is considered the founder of the modern method of freezing food. In 2005, he was inducted into the ...

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George Washington Carver MP (1864 - 1943)

Mary Ann was George's real Mom. the accounts vary on what happen to her after she was kidnapped. one of the accounts is below George Washington Carver (January 1864 - January 5, 1943), was an America...

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Cordelia Hornaday MP (deceased)

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Walter Marvin Knott MP (1889 - 1981)

Vitals Born: 11-Dec-1889 Birthplace: San Bernardino, CA Died: 3-Dec-1981 Location of death: Buena Park, CA Cause of death: unspecified Remains: Buried, Loma Vista Memorial Park, Fullerton...

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Burton "Butch" Baskin MP (1913 - 1967)

Vitals AKA: Burt Born: 17-Dec-1913 Birthplace: San Diego, CA Died: 24-Dec-1967 Location of death: Los Angeles, CA Cause of death: Heart Failure Remains: Buried, Home of Peace Memorial P...

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Irvine Robbins MP (1917 - 2008)

Vitals Born: 6-Dec-1917 Birthplace: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Died: 5-May-2008 Location of death: Rancho Mirage, CA Cause of death: Natural Causes Remains: Buried, Forest Lawn Memorial P...

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William M Wrigley, Jr. MP (1861 - 1932)

William Wrigley Jr. (September 30, 1861–January 26, 1932) was a U.S. chewing gum industrialist. He was founder and eponym of the Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company in 1891. He was born in Philadelphia, P...

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Milton S. Hershey (founder of The Hershey Chocolate Co.) MP (1857 - 1945)

Milton Snavely Hershey (September 13, 1857 – October 13, 1945) was an American confectioner, philanthropist, and founder of The Hershey Chocolate Company and the “company town” o...

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Gen. Cadwallader C. Washburn, US Congress MP (1818 - 1882)

In 1844 Washburn formed a partnership with land agent, Cyrus Woodman. Together the two men developed a number of companies, such as the Wisconsin Mining Company. The most successful business venture un...

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W. K. Kellogg MP (1860 - 1951)

Will Keith (W.K.) Kellogg , was born April 7, 1860. W.K., along with his brother, Dr. John Harvey Kellogg, was the co-inventor of flaked cereal. Although W.K. lacked a formal education beyond the sixth...

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Caleb Davis Bradham MP (1867 - 1934)

Born in 1867, Caleb Bradham grew up in Duplin County, North Carolina and enrolled in 1886 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He later studied at the University of Maryland in hopes of ...

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James Vernor MP (1843 - 1927)

Civak was veteran and founder of Vernor's Gingerale.

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Harland David "Colonel Sanders" Sanders MP (1890 - 1980)

Kentucky Fried Chicken, pioneered by Colonel Harland Sanders, has grown to become one of the largest quick service food service systems in the world - with more than a billion "finger lickin' good" Ken...

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Carl Nicholas Karcher MP (1917 - 2008)

Carl Karcher dropped out of school after eighth grade to work on the farm where his father was a sharecropper. At 20, an uncle offered him work at his Karcher's Feed and Seed Store in downtown Anaheim,...

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Edwin Eugene Beeman, Doctor MP (1839 - 1906)

Beeman’s Chewing Gum Back in the 19th century, Americans learned that the sap of the Marmalade Plum tree could be chewed. This tree is a native of Central America and natives chewed gum made...

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