DEAD: ON THIS DATE
Charles Elmer Hires (aged 85)
Charles Elmer Hires (August 19, 1851 – July 31, 1937) was a pharmacist and an early promoter of commercially prepared root beer. He founded the Charles E. Hires Co., which manufactured and distributed Hires Root Beer.
DEATH: He married Clara Kate Smith in 1875. After her death in 1910, Hires married Emma Waln. He passed away on July 31, 1937 at the age of 85.