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WORKING AT BAKER'S
Seasonal Work
War-Time
Community
Remembering
John Beam
Grace Bolster
Gladys (Delano) George
Watson Kilcup
Joseph Layton
Hugh McCue
George Savage
John Swift
Ariel "Bob" Wills
 
Grace E. Bolster,
ca. 1920
Courtesy of the
Milton Historical Society
Grace E. Bolster
47 years with Baker's Chocolate (1899-1946)

In October 1899 eighteen year old Grace Bolster joined the company wrapping chocolate alongside her sister Addie. Over the years she became active in the social functions at Baker’s and was part of the 1928 Outing Committee that organized the 11th Annual Employee Summer Outing. From 1930 until her retirement she worked as a laboratory quality control technician, measuring the fineness of cocoas and chocolate liquors. Occasionally she assisted the analytical chemists with other quality control processes. In 1941 Bolster and seventy-two other Baker’s employees were honored for their long service of twenty-five years or more. She retired in 1946.

 
 
Grace E. Bolster at work, ca. 1946
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Milton Historical Society
Grace E. Bolster in retirement, n.d.
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Milton Historical Society