Colonel Sanders was born in 1890. He was abused by his step-father, dropped out of school at 12 and joined the army at 15. At 18, he married. His wife left him because he could not hold a job. From those humble beginnings, David Sanders developed his secret recipe and began selling fried chicken at a service station. In 1952, at the age of 65, he created and sold his first Kentucky Fried Chicken franchise. Today, there are 15,000 KFC outlets in over 100 countries. This gravesite bust is at the Cave Hill Cemetery in Louisville. He was buried in his iconic white suit and string tie.