Milton hershey

Milton Hershey

  • Born

    Derry Township, Pennsylvania - Milton was the only surviving child of his parents.
  • Hershey's father leaves the family

  • Sarena Hershey Dies

    Milton's 4 year old sister dies.
  • Milton Quits School

    Milton went to work for a local printer, but was later fired from his job.
  • Moved to Philadelphia

    Moved to Philadelphia
    Started his first confectionery business
  • First Candy Business went Bankrupt

  • Second Business Failed

    Started out successfully, but shortly had to close
  • World's Columbian Expo in Chicago

    Learned how to make chocolate
  • Married Catherine Sweeny

    Married Catherine Sweeny
    They wed in the Rectory of St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City. They were unable to ever have any children of their own.
  • Sold the Lancaster Caramel Company

  • Hershey Chocolate Company Opened

    Hershey Chocolate Company Opened
  • Opened Milton Hershey School

  • Titanic Sinks

    Milton had to cancel a trip a trip back to New York on the Titanic due to his wife becoming ill.
  • Catherine Hershey dies

    Catherine Hershey dies
  • Hershey's Kisses were first sold

    Hershey's Kisses were first sold
  • The Great Depression Begins

    Economic depression. Many Americans lost jobs and experienced financial failures.
  • Great Building Campaign

    Great Building Campaign
    Milton Hershey began building is model community of Hershey, PA. This project employed hundreds of people.
  • Established the MS Hershey Foundation

  • Milton Hershey Dies

    Milton Hershey Dies