Will Kellogg

(1860-1951). Cornflakes manufacturer. He was born in Battle Creek, Michigan, the seventh son of John P. Kellogg, and brother of Drs. M. G. and J. H. Kellogg. From his boyhood he worked in his father’s broom factory, and at 14 was traveling salesperson for the company. At 19 he was asked by James White to go to Texas to manage a broom factory that White and George King had set up in Dallas. In 1879 Kellogg returned to Battle Creek. In 1880 he finished a business course in Kalamazoo, Michigan, married, and entered the employ of the Battle Creek Sanitarium, of which his brother, Dr. J. H. Kellogg, was the medical superintendent. For the next 25 years Will was connected with this institution, filling various positions, from janitor to business manager. This was the time during which the doct...

From the Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia. Published with permission from the Review and Herald Publishing Association.

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