DEAD: ON THIS DATE
H. B. Reese (aged 76)
American businessman and inventor
Harry Burnett “H. B.” Reese (May 24, 1879 – May 16, 1956) was an American inventor and businessman known for creating the No. 1 selling candy brand in the United States, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and founding the H.B. Reese Candy Company. In 2009, he was posthumously inducted into the Candy Hall of Fame.
DEATH: After a short illness, H.B. Reese died of a myocardial infarction on May 16, 1956 at the St. Mary’s Medical Center located in West Palm Beach, Florida(where Reese had been vacationing). His residence at the time of his death was located at 630 Linden Road, Hershey, PA.