Wilbur Scoville’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Jan 22, 1865

Death Date

Mar 10, 1942

Age of Death

77 years

Cause of Death

Carolina Reaper

Place of Death

Gainesville,  Florida,  United States



The doctor Wilbur Scoville died at the age of 77. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Pharmacist who became best known for devising the “Scoville Organoleptic Test” which measures the spiciness of chili peppers. The pungency of chili peppers is now standardized as the Scoville scale. He authored the book The Art of Compounding.

He and his wife Cora B. Upham had children named Amy Augusta and Ruth Upham.