George Cadbury

About George Cadbury

Who is it?: Businessman
Birth Day: September 18, 2019
Birth Place: Edgbaston, British
Died On: October 24, 1922
Birth Sign: Libra

George Cadbury Net Worth

George Cadbury was bornon September 18, 2019 in Edgbaston, British, is Businessman. At a young age of 21 when he was handed over the responsibility of looking after his father’s failing business, along with his elder brother Richard, little did George Cadbury know that the company would prosper into a worldwide renowned chocolate major. Although he performed his job of taking care of the business, but his heart was still beating for the ordinary working man. This English magnate was also a great philanthropist and social reformer. He was greatly interested in improving the living and working conditions of the ordinary workers and did not leave any stone unturned in creating a happier and healthier livelihood for his workers. He was ambitious and serious about his company and hence, his hard work started generating revenue after five years of initial struggle and frugal lifestyle. The Cadbury Brothers cocoa and chocolate manufacturing firm was, then, transformed into the world’s leading chocolate brand. His inclination towards societal development not only benefitted his company and employees, but also Birmingham, which grew as an industrial city under the hands of George, thereby becoming the second largest city in the United Kingdom in terms of economy.
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Biography/Timeline

1861

He worked at the school for adults on Sundays for no pay, despite only going to school himself until he was sixteen. Together with his brother Richard he took over the family Business in 1861. In 1878 they acquired 14 acres (57,000 m²) of land in open country, four miles (6 km) south of Birmingham, where they opened a new factory in 1879. He rented 'Woodbrooke' - a Georgian style mansion built by Josiah Mason, which he eventually bought in 1881.

1872

George Cadbury married twice. In 1872 he married Mary Tylor, daughter of Quaker author Charles Tylor: she died in 1887. She was the mother of George junior, Mary Isabel, Edward and Henry.

1888

In 1888 he married Elizabeth Mary Taylor. They had six children together: Laurence John, George Norman, Elsie Dorothea, Egbert, Marion Janet and Ursula.

1901

In 1901, disgusted by the imperialistic policy of the Balfour government and opposed to the Boer War, Cadbury bought the Daily News and used the paper to campaign for old age pensions and against the war and sweatshop labour.

1918

George Cadbury was one of the prime movers in setting up The Birmingham Civic Society in 1918. Cadbury donated the Lickey Hills Country Park to the people of Birmingham. He also donated a large house in Northfield to the Birmingham Cripples Union that was used as a hospital from 1909. It is now called the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital. In 1890 he, along with a number of other leading Quakers, helped re-establish Grove House School as Leighton Park School in Reading as the leading Quaker school in Britain.

1922

He died at his home, Northfield Manor House, on 24 October 1922, aged 83.