Chase, George Washington

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Dr. George Washington Chase Soundex Code C200

Chase Candy Co. Candy Manufacturer

In the busy river town of St. Joseph, Missouri Dr. George Washington Chase faced a dilemma. In those days, it was difficult raising a family on a doctor’s meager wages. Drawing upon his previous experiences while growing up back East, Chase decided to open a fruit and produce business.

His teenage son, Ernest Chase, persuaded him to hire two expert candy-makers. The idea was to set up a candy factory on the second floor of the store. The idea worked and before long the demand for Chase’s fine confections forced the family to devote all of their talents to candy-making. Over the years, Chase Canies became known throughout the Midwest for its fine quality peanut candies and hand-dipped chocolates.