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Catherine "Kitty" Hershey 1871-1915

Posted: 1198587780000
Classification: Obituary
Surnames: Hershey,Sweeney,Maloney

Catherine "Kitty" Hershey

Catherine "Kitty" Hershey was an American philanthropist who helped found the Milton Hershey School for orphans. She was the wife of Milton Hershey, pioneering founder of the Hershey Chocolate Company.

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Full or original name at birth: Catherine Elizabeth Sweeney

Date and place of birth: July 6, 1871, Jamestown, New York, U.S.A.

Date, time, place and cause of death: March 25, 1915, at 2:00 p.m., Bellevue Stratford Hotel, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. (Pneumonia/Muscular disease)

Husband: Milton Hershey (m. May 25, 1898 - March 25, 1915) (her death)
Wedding took place in the rectory of St. Patrick's Cathedral, New York City, New York, U.S.A.

Father: Michael William Sweeney
Mother: Catherine Elizabeth Maloney

Burial site: Hershey Cemetery, Hershey, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.*

Error correction or clarification

* Initially she was buried in the West Laurel Hill Cemetery in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In April 1919, Milton Hershey had her remains brought from Philadelphia and re-interred in the Hershey family plot that later was expanded to become the Hershey Cemetery in Hershey, Pennsylvania.

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