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Subject: ARCHIVE: July 31, 1939 ~It was 80 years ago today, America lost one of its premiere candy confectioneers, when Mary Wiseman See died at 84. Anyone in the U.S. who loved boxed chocolates knows Mrs. See's face, which dons each Sees Candy box, to-this-day. ...

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Date Posted: Wednesday, July 31, 02:02:53pm

Mary Wiseman See
(September 16, 1854 - July 31, 1939)

Candy Maker Mary Wiseman was born September 16, 1854 on Howe Island in Ontario, Canada. After her marriage to Charles Alexander See, she developed her chocolate candy recipes while helping run her husband's hotel on nearby Tremont Island. Following her husband's death in 1919, she moved with her son Charles to California, and settled in Los Angeles. Inspired by his mother's candy, son Charles Jr. opened the first See's Candies store in 1921.

...With the store designed to resemble her kitchen, Mary See's portrait became the symbol of the company's quality,
and can be found in every See's store, and on See's candy boxes, to this day! She and her husband are buried
at Willowbank Cemetery Gananoque, in their native, Ontario, Canada.


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