William Wrigley Jr.

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William Wrigley Jr.
Activity of Fame
  • Inventor
Birth Dates
Star Sign
Libra (Sep 24th – Oct 23rd)
Country of Birth
United States
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City of Birth
Death Dates
Cause of Death
Country of Death
United States
State of Death
City of Death
Los Angeles
Funeral Method
Burial in Earth
Country of Funeral
United States
State of Funeral
City of Funeral
Los Angeles
William L. Wrigley Jr. (September 30, 1861 – January 26, 1932) was an American chewing gum industrialist.

Wrigley took over a soap company from his father and founded the famous Wrigley Jr. Company in 1891. By accident he discovered the chewing gum production, in which he entered 1893. He had the idea to pack a packet of baking powder for each soap pack. This was very successful, so he went to the baking soda shop and gave chewing gum. Again, the supplement was a great success, and Wrigley decided to change to the chewing gum business.

William Wrigley Jr. died on January 26, 1932, at his Phoenix, Arizona mansion, at age 70, and was interred in his custom-designed sarcophagus located in the tower of the Wrigley Memorial & Botanical Gardens near his beloved home on California's Catalina Island. Wrigley was reinterred in the corridor alcove end of the Sanctuary of Gratitude, at Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Glendale, California.

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