Franklin Clarence Mars, sometimes known as Frank C. Mars, was an American business magnate who founded the food company Mars, Incorporated, which mostly makes chocolate candy. Mars' son Forrest Edward Mars developed M&M's and the Mars bar.
|Born:||September 24, 1883, Hancock, Minnesota|
|Died:||April 8, 1934, Chester Springs, Pennsylvania or Baltimore, Maryland|
|Occupation:||Founder of Mars, Inc.|
|Spouse(s):||Ethel G. Kissack (m. 1902, div.), Ethel Veronica Healy (m. 1910)|
|Children:||Forrest Mars (b. 1904, with Ethel G.), Patricia Mars (with Ethel V.)|
About Franklin Clarence Mars
Founder of the Mar-O-Bar chocolate candy company, better known as Mars, Inc.
Franklin Clarence Mars Before Fame
He learned how to make fudge and peanut brittle from his mother and by 19 years of age began selling his first candies to local stores.
Achievement of Franklin Clarence Mars
His first popular confection, the Milky Way candy bar, was crafted to combine the tastes of milk and chocolate. It was followed up by the introduction of Snickers, which was named after a beloved family horse.
Franklin Clarence Mars Family Life
Associations of Franklin Clarence Mars
His contemporary and rival Russell Stover created another popular line of chocolate candies.
Information related to Franklin Clarence Mars
- Mars family - The Mars family is an American family that owns the confectionery company Mars, Inc., bearing their name. The family once was ranked as the richest family in the United States of America by Fortune magazine, in 1988.
- Mars family
- Burials at Lakewood Cemetery
- Businesspeople in confectionery
- American food company founders