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Milton S. Hershey
On March 2, 1903, he began construction on what was to become the world’s largest chocolate manufacturing company, only he didn't know that it would become a large company. In 1935, Hershey established the M.S. Hershey Foundation, a private charitable foundation that provides educational and cultural opportunities for Hershey residents.
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 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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