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  Charles Ranlett Flint (1850-1934) — also known as Charles R. Flint; "Father of Trusts" — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y.; Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Thomaston, Knox County, Maine, January 24, 1850. Shipping business; shipowner; financier; Consul for Chile in New York, N.Y., 1877-79; Consul-General for Costa Rica in New York, N.Y., 1891-96; in the 1890s, he consolidated groups of smaller companies to form large corporations or "trusts": U.S. Rubber (1892); American Chicle (chewing gum) (1899); American Woolen (1899); founder, in 1911, of the Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company, which later became International Busines Machines (IBM). Died, in his room at the Shoreham Hotel, Washington, D.C., February 26, 1934 (age 84 years, 33 days). Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, Brooklyn Park, Md.
  Relatives: Son of Benjamin Chapman Flint (1813-1891) and Sarah (Toby) Flint; married, November 21, 1883, to Emma Katherine 'E. Kate' Simmons (1850-1926); married, July 28, 1927, to Charlotte Reeves (1890-1967).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Howard I. Olsen (c.1917-2001) — of Palatine, Cook County, Ill. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., about 1917. Colonel in the U.S. Army during World War II; worked in management at the Wrigley chewing gum company; village president of Palatine, Illinois, 1957-61. Member, Lions. Died, from congestive heart failure, in Cary, Wake County, N.C., November 20, 2001 (age about 84 years). Burial location unknown.
  William John White (1850-1923) — also known as William J. White — of West Cleveland (now part of Cleveland), Cuyahoga County, Ohio; Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Born in Rice Lake, Ontario, October 7, 1850. Republican. Candy and chewing gum manufacturer; mayor of West Cleveland, Ohio, 1889; U.S. Representative from Ohio 20th District, 1893-95. Died in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, February 16, 1923 (age 72 years, 132 days). Interment at Lake View Cemetery, Cleveland, Ohio.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  William Mills Wrigley, Jr. (1861-1932) — also known as William Wrigley, Jr. — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., September 30, 1861. Republican. Founder, Wrigley chewing gum company; owner, Chicago Cubs baseball team; owner, Arizona Biltmore Hotel, Phoenix, Ariz.; delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1916, 1920, 1924, 1928; Presidential Elector for Illinois, 1924. Owner of the Chicago Cubs baseball team. Died, from a stroke, in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Ariz., January 26, 1932 (age 70 years, 118 days). Originally entombed at Wrigley Memorial and Botanical Gardens, Avalon, Calif.; re-entombed in mausoleum at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, Calif.
  Wrigley Field (opened 1914, named 1927), ballpark for the Chicago Cubs, in Chicago, Illinois, is named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
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