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Amedeo Obici

Amedeo Obici, business executive. Mason (32°, Shriner), Elk, Moose.


  • Obici, Amedeo was born on July 15, 1877 in Oderzo, Province of Treviso, Italy. Son of Pietro Lodovico and Luigia Charlotte (Sartor) Obici.

  • Education

    • Student Public school and night School.


    • Came to the United States at age of 11, and shortly after secured job at peanut stand. Various positions in peanut business, and in 1906, with M. Peruzzi, organized Planters Peanut Company and became president and manager. Incorporated in 1908 and name changed to Planters Nut & Chocolate Company, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, with branches New York City, Chicago, Philadelphia, Boston, Suffolk (Virginia), San Francisco (Toronto (Canada), Atlanta, Dallas, Detroit, Kansas City, Memphis, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Newark, Pittsburgh and St. Louis.

      Director Suffolk Hotel Corporation.


    Mason (32°, Shriner), Elk, Moose. Clubs: Rotary, Italo-American of Wilkes-Barre.


    • Married Louise Musante, May 12, 1916.
    • father: Pietro Lodovico Obici
    • mother: Luigia Charlotte (Sartor) Obici
    • spouse: Louise Musante
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    Born July 15, 1877
    Died March 21, 1947
    (aged 69)