The Eatons

The Eatons

The Rise and Fall of Canada's Royal Family

Book - 1998
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A history of the family that controlled a department store chain that dominated in Canada for over a century. Begins with the founder Timothy in 1869, and traces the generations down to the shocking 1997 admission that the firm was insolvent, and the surviving heirs. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Publisher: Toronto : Stoddart, 1998.
ISBN: 9780773731202
Characteristics: viii, 320 p., [16] p. of plates :,ill., geneal. table ;,25 cm.


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May 20, 2016

Attack on a family that is Canadian history. Invasion of a private family and their private company. It is a sad for our country, and also for the Eaton family that the company fell apart. However where is the view on what has happened to retail? Famous stores are gone: J.L. Hudsons, Gimbels, Bullocks, Riches, Marshall Fields, Kaufmanns, Dayton's, Robert Simpsons, Woodwards, etc. Each of these well known names also had a family that also couldn't keep the business intact. The change in retail has been abrupt, I wouldn't blame the Eaton family, nor any of the other families. Each of whom tried to keep going, only to be faced with discounters, and a public that changed their taste overnight. We should celebrate what the Eaton family and their company contributed to Canada and our history. Eaton's lasted 125 years in Canada. Target lasted 18 months. Sears Canada (Simpson-Sears) isn't going to last much longer.

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