Franklin Clarence Mars

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Date of Birth September 24, 1883
Place of Birth Hancock, Minnesota
Date of Death Apr 8, 1934 (50)
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Franklin Clarence Mars

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

His son Forrest Mars invented M&M candies and famously turned down their use in the movie E.T., which was directed by Steven Spielberg.

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
  • Chocolatiers
  • Burials at Lakewood Cemetery
  • Businesspeople in confectionery
  • American food company founders
Latest information about Franklin Clarence Mars updated on April 18, 2021.

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