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Milton Hershey

The school was named the Hershey Industrial School (later known as the Milton Hershey School).

Milton Hershey

Milton Hershey died on October 13, 1945 in the Hershey Hospital in Pennsylvania.

Though Milton's mother was a staunch member of the Reformed Mennonite Church and wore plain clothes and a bonnet throughout her life, formal religion was never a part of Milton Hershey's life. When he was asked once what his religion was, he is said to have replied, “The Golden Rule.”

Milton Snavely Hershey was born on September 13, 1857 in the small town of Derry, Pennsylvania. He only had one sibling, a sister named Serina who sadly died from Scarlet fever when Milton was nine years old. His mother, Fanny, was a devoted Mennonite.

Milton Hershey was born on September 13, 1857, in Derry Township, Pennsylvania, although some sources say he was born in Derry Church, Pennsylvania. Following an incomplete rural school education, Hershey was apprenticed at age 15. After two failed attempts, Hershey set up the Lancaster Caramel Co.Apr 27, 2017

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