April 8, 2009
Milton Hershey: The Chocolate Man
Milton Snavely Hershey, most people hear that name and think about Hershey’s chocolate. They assume that Milton Hershey started the Hershey Chocolate Company. Of course they are right, but who really was Milton Hershey? That’s what this paper is all about. Milton Snavely Hershey Went from being bankrupt at thirty years old, to one of the richest men in America. He owned a candy business and an enormous factory, which today is one of the most famous candy businesses in the world. He was most famous for his chocolate bar, but he also founded a school, which is still open.
The personal Information of Milton Hershey is very interesting and contributed a lot in his life. He was born on September 13, 1857 in Derry Church, Pennsylvania. However, he moved to Nine Points in the Lancaster Area when he was nine. Milton’s Family life wasn’t the happiest and is pretty complicated. His childhood was very unstable because his dad was always thinking about some “get rich quick” scheme, which most of the time failed. It was also unstable because his little sister, Serina, died when she was four. Fannie Snavely and Henry Hershey, Milton’s parents, were both very strict Mennonites. Therefore Milton and Serina before she died were raised in the Mennonite faith. When he was forty-one, Milton married Catherine Sweeney, who was unable to have children. Sadly, Catherine died in 1915, when she was still pretty young. Milton’s education was very limited. He attended many different schools in Pennsylvania. He only completed school through fourth grade because his father wanted him to learn a trade early. Milton Snavely had lots of different jobs during his lifetime. First, Milton Hershey was an apprentice for Samuel Ernst, a printer at Gap. Then after he quit printing he was apprenticed to Joseph Royer, a candy shop owner. IT was there that...
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