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  1. Edward Young Eaton: Birth: 30 SEP 1863 in St Marys, Blanshard Twp, Perth Co. Death: 3 OCT 1900 in Toronto, York Co, Ontario

  2. Josephine Smith Eaton: Birth: 4 DEC 1865 in St Marys, Blanshard Twp, Perth Co. Death: 1943

  3. Margaret Elizabeth Beattie Eaton: Birth: 6 DEC 1867 in St Marys, Blanshard Twp, Perth Co. Death: 1952

  4. Kathleen Herbison Eaton: Birth: 10 SEP 1869 in Toronto, Ontario. Death: 10 AUG 1870 in Toronto, Ontario

  5. Baby Eaton: Birth: JUN 1872 in Toronto, Ontario. Death: JUN 1872 in Toronto, Ontario

  6. Timothy Wilson Eaton: Birth: AUG 1873 in Toronto, Ontario. Death: 14 MAY 1874 in Toronto, Ontario

  7. William Fletcher Eaton: Birth: 12 MAY 1875 in Toronto, York Co, Ontario. Death: 1935

  8. John Craig Eaton: Birth: 28 APR 1876 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Death: 30 MAR 1922

  9. George Jeffery Eaton: Birth: 7 AUG 1881 in York Co, Ontario. Death: 1884

1. Title:   Timothy Eaton and the Rise of his Department Store
Page:   38

a. Note:   Timothy Eaton 1834-1907 was a businessman born in Ballymena, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, of a Protestant Scottish ancestry. As a 20-year-old Irish apprentice shopkeeper, Timothy Eaton sailed from Ireland to settle with other family members in southern Ontario, Canada. In 1861, with the help of his brothers Robert and James, Timothy Eaton set up a bakery business in the town of Kirkton, Ontario which went under after only a few months. Undaunted, he opened a dry goods store and from that success he would move to the city of Toronto where in 1869 he created the unheard of concept of one-stop shopping at a "department store," a phenomena that soon spread to New York, Chicago, London, and Paris. In 1884, Timothy Eaton introduced Canada to the wonders of the mail-order catalogue, reaching the thousands of small towns and rural communities with an array of products previously unattainable. In these tiny communities, the arrival of Eaton�s catalog was a major event. More than clothing, furniture, or the latest in kitchen gadgetry, the catalog offered milking machines, and just about every other contraption or latest invention desirable. And, when rendered obsolete by the new season�s catalog, it served another important use in the outdoor privy of most every rural home. Timothy Eaton spawned a colossal retail empire that his offspring would expand coast to coast, reaching its high point during World War II, when the T.Eaton Company of Canada employed more than 30,000 people. Timothy Eaton died on January 31, 1907 and is buried in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada is NOT responsible for the content of the GEDCOMs uploaded through the WorldConnect Program. The creator of each GEDCOM is solely responsible for its content.