Frank L. White

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Frank L. White
Cream of Wheat old cereal box.jpg
White's likeness on the Cream of Wheat box
Born 1867
Died February 15, 1938(1938-02-15)

Frank L. White (c. 1867 – February 15, 1938) was a chef best known as the model featured on Cream of Wheat breakfast cereal boxes. White was born in Barbados in 1867 before immigrating to the U.S. in 1875 and becoming a citizen in 1890. White lived much of his life in Leslie, Michigan, and was working as a master chef at a Chicago restaurant at the time he was photographed for the cereal box in 1900. White died on February 15, 1938, and is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery in Leslie. In June 2007, his grave had a concrete marker replaced with a granite gravestone.[1] [2]


  1. ^ "Final Tribute For Cream Of Wheat Man - Gravestone Monument In Leslie, Michigan, 69 Years After His Death". AP. 2007-06-15. Retrieved 2007-07-03. 
  2. ^ Rook, Christine (2007-06-14). "Grave marker honors 'icon'". Lansing State Journal. Retrieved 2007-07-03.