Charles William "C.W." Post
b. 1854 - d. 1914
My Maternal 5th Cousin 5X Removed
Shared Ancestor - Samuel Lathrop
Charles William Post, commonly known as "C. W.", was born 26 Oct 1854 in Springfield, Illinois, the son of Charles Rollin Post and Caroline Lathrop.
Post invented and patented several farm implements, including a plow, a harrow, and a hay-stacking machine.
In November of 1874, Post married Ella Letitia Merriweather. They had one daughter. The couple were later divorced.
Post married his second wife, Leila Young, in November of 1904.
In 1895, Post founded the Postum Cereal Co., with his first product, Postum Cereal Beverage. Post's first breakfast cereal premiered in 1897, and he named the product Grape-Nuts cereal because of the fruity aroma noticed during the manufacturing process, and the nutty crunch of the finished product. In 1904, he followed up the Grape Nuts label with a brand of corn flakes, which was first called Elijah's Manna before being renamed Post Toasties in 1908.
On May 9, 1914, despondent over a serious ongoing stomach illness, Post took his own life with a self-inflicted gunshot.
He is buried in Oak Hill Cemetery in Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Michigan, USA
My Relationship to C.W. Post
Samuel Lathrop b. 1622 d. 1700
My Maternal 9th Great Grandfather
C.W. Post's Maternal 4th Great Grandfather
Martha Lathrop (1657 - 1719)
My Maternal 8th Great Grandmother
Daughter of Samuel Lathrop
John Moss Jr. (1682 - ?)
My Maternal 7th Great Grandfather
Son of Martha Lathrop
Thankful Moss (1728 - 1764)
My Maternal 6th Great Grandmother
Daughter of John Moss Jr.
John Doolittle (1750 - 1825 )
My Maternal 5th Great Grandfather
Son of Thankful Moss
My Maternal 4th Great Grandmother
Daughter of John Doolittle
Hannah Doolittle Ruggles (1826 - 1908)
My Maternal 3rd Great Grandmother
Daughter of Sally Doolittle
Martha Jane Perkins (1850 - 1947)
My Maternal 2nd Great Grandmother
Daughter of Hannah Doolittle Ruggles
Fannie Elena Tillotson (b. 1867 - d. 1951)
My Maternal Great Grandmother
Daughter of Martha Jane Perkins
Lee Orville Collins (1904 - 1959)
My Maternal Grandfather
Son of Fannie Elena Tillotson
Elaine Rose Collins
Daughter of Lee Orville Collins
Daughter of Elaine Rose Collins
C.W.'s Maternal 3rd Great Grandfather
Son of Samuel Lathrop
C.W.'s Maternal 2nd Great Grandmother
Son of Israel Lathrop
C.W.'s Maternal Great Grandfather
Son of John Lathrop
C.W.'s Maternal Grandfather
Son of Azel Lathrop
Caroline Cushman Lathrop
Daughter of Erastus Lathrop
C.W. Post (b. 1854 - d. 1914)
Son of Caroline Cushman Lathrop