|Name:||Franklin Clarence Mars|
|Birth Day:||September 24, 1883|
|Death Date:||Apr 8, 1934 (age 50)|
|Birth Place:||Hancock, United States|
As per our current Database, Franklin Clarence Mars died on Apr 8, 1934 (age 50).
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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.
Frank Mars was born in 1883 in Minnesota. He learned how to hand-dip chocolate candy as a child from his mother Alva, who entertained him while he had a mild case of polio. He began to sell molasses chips at age 19.
Mars and Ethel G. Kissack (September 29, 1882 – April 11, 1980), a schoolteacher, were married in December 29, 1902 in Hennepin County, Minnesota. Their son, Forrest Mars, Sr., was born in 1904 in Wadena, Minnesota. They divorced.
Mars and Ethel Veronica Healy (1884 – December 25, 1945) were married in 1910 and had one daughter Patricia Mars (1914 - 1965).
He started the Mars Candy Factory in 1911 with Ethel V. Mars, his second wife, in Tacoma, Washington. This factory produced and sold fresh candy wholesale, but ultimately the venture failed because there was a better established business, Brown & Haley, also operating in Tacoma.
In 1920, they moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota, where Mars founded Mar-O-Bar Co. and began to manufacture chocolate candy bars. The company later incorporated as Mars, Incorporated. In 1923 he introduced his son Forrest's idea, the Milky Way, which became the best-selling candy bar. Mars moved to Chicago in 1929 and settled in River Forest. He became an honorary captain of the Oak Park, Illinois police department.
Mars died from heart problems in 1934 at age 50, with the ownership of the family business passing to his son Forrest.
Mars lived the remainder of his life on the 2,800 acre (11 km²) farm and was buried there upon his death in 1934. After Milky Way Farm was sold, the remains of Mars and his wife Ethel V. Mars were moved to a private mausoleum at Lakewood Cemetery in Minneapolis, where they are currently interred.
In the late 1920s, in Pulaski, Tennessee, Mars bought a number of local farms and constructed a large estate called Milky Way Farm. During its construction, Mars employed more than 935 men from Giles County to build a 25,000 square feet (2,300 m²) clubhouse, more than 30 barns, a horse racing track. Gallahadion won the Kentucky Derby in 1940 after Mars died.
Currently, Franklin Clarence Mars is 137 years, 11 months and 26 days old. Franklin Clarence Mars will celebrate 138th birthday on a Friday 24th of September 2021.
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