Free Shipping on All Orders 1-866-764-1801

Vist our Online Store
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. #1

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    No longer Castro Valley, California

    Default "Cream of Wheat" chef finally get gravestone

    I personally don't eat "Cream of Wheat", but even I know the famous "logo". Given that Kraft owned "Cream of Wheat", you'd think they put up the money for the gravestone....

    LESLIE, Mich. - A man widely believed to be the model for the smiling chef on Cream of Wheat boxes finally has a grave marker bearing his name.

    Frank L. White died in 1938, and until this week, his grave in Woodlawn Cemetery bore only a tiny concrete marker with no name.

    On Wednesday, a granite gravestone was placed at his burial site. It bears his name and an etching taken from the man depicted on the Cream of Wheat box.

    Jesse Lasorda, a family researcher from Lansing, started the campaign to put the marker and etching on White's grave.

    "Everybody deserves a headstone," Lasorda told the Lansing State Journal. He discovered that White was born about 1867 in Barbados, came to the U.S. in 1875 and became a citizen in 1890.

    When White died Feb. 15, 1938, the Leslie Local-Republican described him as a "famous chef" who "posed for an advertisement of a well-known breakfast food."

    White lived in Leslie for about the last 20 years of his life, and the story of his posing for the Cream of Wheat picture was known in the city of 2,000 located between Jackson and Lansing and about 70 miles west of Detroit.

    The chef was photographed about 1900 while working in a Chicago restaurant. His name was not recorded. White was a chef, traveled a lot, was about the right age and told neighbors that he was the Cream of Wheat model, the Jackson Citizen Patriot said.

    Long owned by Kraft Foods Inc., the Cream of Wheat brand was sold this year to B&G Foods Inc.
    From this news story.

  2. #2

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Dayton, OH


    hmm... wonder if it was actually him?
    It's not good, very fundamentally simply not good. - geolemon

    "Its not good enough until we have real-time fearmongering. I want my fear mongered as it happens." - Shizelbs

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)


Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 03-07-2005, 12:39 PM
  2. Van Halen "Live without a Net" finally on DVD!
    By steveinaz in forum Music & Movies
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 09-16-2004, 08:55 AM
  3. Finally.. "Once upon a time in the west"
    By trubluluc in forum Music & Movies
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 09-03-2003, 04:50 AM
  4. Finally coming out of my "Purple Haze"
    By raycomics in forum The Clubhouse
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 05-21-2002, 06:42 PM
  5. Replies: 12
    Last Post: 08-03-2001, 10:13 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts