DEAD: ON THIS DATE
Milton S. Hershey (aged 88)
Founder of Hershey Chocolate
Milton Snavely Hershey (September 13, 1857 –October 13, 1945) was an American confectioner and philanthropist. He founded the Hershey Chocolate Company and the “company town” of Hershey, Pennsylvania, eventually becoming a great success. As he and his wife had no children, they turned to philanthropy.
DEATH: Hershey died of pneumonia in Hershey Hospital on October 13, 1945 at the age of 88. Hershey is buried at Hershey Cemetery, a cemetery which he built, on Laudermilch Rd in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Hershey’s grave is located at Section Spec-Her, Lot 1, Grave 1, next to his wife (Grave 2).