Russell Stover

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Birthday
6, 1888
Birthplace
Kansas
Death Date
May 11, 1954 (66)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
6, 1888
Birthplace
Kansas
Death Date
May 11, 1954 (66)

About

Founder of the eponymous chocolates and candy company Russell Stover Candies.

Before Fame

He and his wife tried their hand at farming early on, but gave up after heavy rains destroyed their crop. Instead he went to work for a candy company.

Trivia

He was an amateur chemist and discovered a way to coat ice cream in chocolate without it melting. His Eskimo pie created a national, albeit short-lived, sensation.

Family Life

He was born in Kansas, but spent much of his youth on his grandfather's Iowa farm.

Associated With

He and Milton Hershey both founded candy companies that survived long after their respective deaths.