Very incomplete list!
Charles Ranlett Flint (1850-1934) —
also known as Charles R. Flint; "Father of
of Brooklyn, Kings
County, N.Y.; Manhattan, New York
Born in Thomaston, Knox
County, Maine, January
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,
26, 1934 (age 84 years, 33
Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, Brooklyn Park, Md.
Howard I. Olsen (c.1917-2001) —
of Palatine, Cook
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.
Died, from congestive
heart failure, in Cary, Wake
County, N.C., November
20, 2001 (age about 84
William John White (1850-1923) —
also known as William J. White —
of West Cleveland (now part of Cleveland), Cuyahoga
County, Ohio; Cleveland, Cuyahoga
Born in Rice Lake, Ontario,
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
Interment at Lake
View Cemetery, Cleveland, Ohio.
William Mills Wrigley, Jr. (1861-1932) —
also known as William Wrigley, Jr. —
of Chicago, Cook
Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia
County, Pa., September
Republican. Founder, Wrigley chewing gum company; owner,
Chicago Cubs baseball
team; owner, Arizona Biltmore Hotel,
Phoenix, Ariz.; delegate to Republican National Convention from
Presidential Elector for Illinois, 1924.
Owner of the Chicago Cubs baseball
Died, from a stroke,
in Phoenix, Maricopa
County, Ariz., January
26, 1932 (age 70 years, 118
Originally entombed at Wrigley
Memorial and Botanical Gardens, Avalon, Calif.; re-entombed in
mausoleum at Forest
Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, Calif.