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John Colgan
Birth: Dec. 18, 1840
Death: Feb. 2, 1916

Inventor. Druggist at Tenth and Walnut Streets, was the first to manufacture chewing gum by adding chicle, a new chewing substance, to the extract of balsam tolu, which he used in making cough syrup. With his son, William, marketing Colgan's Taffy Tolu, the Cogan Chewing Gum Company prospered and sold out in 1911. (bio by: Marigay ) 
 
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  William Colgan (1871 - 1955)*
 
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Burial:
Cave Hill Cemetery
Louisville
Jefferson County
Kentucky, USA
Plot: Section 12, Lot 125
 
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Originally Created by: Marigay
Record added: Aug 15, 2003
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