Milton S. Hershey


Birthday September 13, 1857

Birth Sign Virgo

Birthplace Derry, PA

DEATH DATE Oct 13, 1945 (88)

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Businessman and philanthropist who founded the Hershey Chocolate Company in 1894.

Before Fame

He helped out on the family farm as a young boy. When he was in his 20s, he would accompany his father on business trips.


He supplied chocolates for the U.S. troops during WWII. Rather than Hershey's Bars, they were called Ration D Bars.

Family Life

He married Catherine Sweeney in 1898.

Associated With

He almost traveled on the doomed luxury liner The Titanic, the sinking of which was the subject of the 1997 James Cameron movie.