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Timothy Eaton 1834-1907

Timothy Eaton 1834-1907

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted October, 2004

Timothy Eaton 1834-1907

Photo from Google Street View ©2015 Google - Posted January, 2015

Timothy Eaton 1834-1907

Photo Source - Unknown

Plaque Location

The County of Huron
The Municipality of South Huron
In Kirkton, in a parkette on the northeast corner of
Highway 23 and County Road 8
Note: The photo of the plaque was taken at its old location


Coordinates: N 43 19.452 W 81 18.808

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Plaque Text

Born at Clogher, County Antrim in northern Ireland, Timothy Eaton emigrated to Canada about 1854. In 1856, he and his brother James opened a general store of log construction about .4 km from this site in the hamlet of Kirkton. From 1860 to 1868 the Eaton brothers operated a dry goods business in the nearby community of St. Mary's. In the latter year Timothy moved to Toronto. There, in December, 1869 he opened a store, from which grew the nation-wide business that bears the Eaton name. Endowed with exceptional business acumen, he pioneered many aspects of retail merchandising in this country.

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> Posted October 8, 2011
They recently relocated the plaque to the centre of Kirkton in a parkette at the corner of Highway 23 and County Road 8. [Editor's Response: Thanks. I've updated the location information and map.]




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