Friday, September 4, 2009
William W. Borden博得恩
Gail Borden, Jr., was born in 1801 in Norwich, New York.
John Gail and Henry Lee, who presided from 1874 to 1884 and 1884 to 1902, respectively.
William J. Rogers, the company's first president
from outside the Borden family, took over in 1902.
In 1919, the firm changed its name from the New York Condensed Milk Co.
to Borden Co. and Borden’s. The first annual report listed assets
including 21 milk plants, 8 dairy farms, 156 bottling plants,
70 city pasteurization plants throughout the United States
and 3,400 horses and wagons.
* November 1, 1887 -- birth
* 1904 -- High school graduation (Chicago)
* 1905 -- Round-the-world trip
* 1909 -- Yale graduation
* December 17, 1912 -- Sails for Egypt on way to China
* April 9, 1913 -- Death in Egypt
Borden Memorial Hospital ('博瑞恩医院 Bo Rui En Yiyuan)
is a hospital in Lanzhou, Gansu, China.
It was founded by the China Inland Mission,
from money donated by the Borden family
after the death of William Whiting Borden.
Borden had meant to come to come to China as a missionary,
but died in Cairo, Egypt while studying Arabic
to prepare himself to serve the Muslims of China.
As Louis Pasteur later demonstrated, however,
it was the heat Borden used in his evaporation process
that kept the milk from spoiling because it killed the bacteria in fresh milk.
Despite the apparent usefulness of condensed milk,
the U.S. Patent office rejected Borden's patent application three times.
It was finally accepted on August 19, 1856,
after Robert McFarlane, the editor of Scientific American,
and John H. Currie, head of a research laboratory,
convinced the commissioner of patents of the value of condensed milk.
Borden started a small processing operation near a dairy farm
in Wolcottville, Connecticut, and opened a sales office in New York City.
Consumers, however, took little notice of canned milk, and,
after only a few months in business,
sluggish sales forced Borden to return to Texas in need of more capital.
Undaunted, he resumed production in 1857 in Burrville, Connecticut,
under the name Gail Borden, Jr., and Company.
Gail Borden, Jr., died in 1874,
leaving management of the thriving company to his sons, John Gail and Henry Lee,
who presided from 1874 to 1884 and 1884 to 1902, respectively.
In 1875 the company diversified by offering
delivery of fluid milk in New York and New Jersey.
Ten years later, it pioneered the use of glass bottles for milk distribution.
In 1892 Borden's fluid-milk business was expanded to Chicago and
the company began to manufacture evaporated milk.
Seven years later,
Henry Lee Borden opened the first foreign branch, in Ontario, Canada,
bringing to 18 the number of towns in which the company had facilities.
In 1899, as fresh and condensed milk sales generated profits of $2 million,
the company was incorporated as the Borden Condensed Milk Company.
KLIM is a brand of powdered milk under the Nestlé stable,
acquired in 1998 from Borden, which is popular world-wide,
particularly in Central America and is incorporated as
a staple in Hispanic recipes in the United States.
Its name comes from spelling "milk" backwards,
and early ads featured the slogan "Spell it backwards."
William Whiting Borden (November 1, 1887 – April 9, 1913)
In 1904 William Borden graduated from a Chicago high school.
his parents gave 16-year-old Borden a trip around the world.
1905 -- Round-the-world trip
As the young man traveled through Asia, the Middle East, and Europe,
he felt a growing burden for the world's hurting people.
Finally, Bill Borden wrote home about his "desire to be a missionary."
By the end of his first year,
150 freshman were meeting for weekly Bible study and prayer.
By the time Bill Borden was a senior,
one thousand of Yale's 1,300 students were meeting in such groups.
Borden's outreach ministry was not confined to the Yale campus.
He cared about widows and orphans and cripples.
He rescued drunks from the streets of New Haven.
To rehabilitate them, he founded the Yale Hope Mission.
a graduate of Yale University in 1909 and of Princeton Theological Seminary.
died of spinal meningitis in Egypt during his training there at the age of 25.
Was Borden's untimely death a waste? Not in God's plan.
Prior to his death, Borden had written two more words in his Bible.
Underneath the words "No reserves" and "No retreats," he had written: "No regrets."