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From: "G. G." <>
Subject: Fw: [ONT] Eatons of Canada
Date: Mon, 16 Jan 2006 15:11:09 -0500
No, it was not Eaton Sears. It was Simpson Sears. At first when Sears
bought into Simpsons, they used the name Simpson Sears, but later, whether
Sears bought Simpsons out entirely, or whether they decided to drop the name
Simpson, but it became just Sears.
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From: "pic" <>
Sent: Sunday, January 15, 2006 9:22 PM
Subject: Re: [ONT] Eatons of Canada
> Did not Eatons and Sears do business together?
> Thought there was an Eatons Sears in St. Catharines.
> Pat C
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> From: Radford
> Sent: Sunday, January 15, 2006 1:10 PM
> Subject: Re: [ONT] Eatons of Canada
> Hello Susan,
> I don't know if this will help you or not, but there is a history of the
> Eaton stores...I ran into it when inquiring about an ancestor's son I was
> tracking hoping it would lead me
> to others...
> I came upon a woman who works at Eaton's and I wrote her and she
> some information on this ancestor...it was very nice..I hesitate to post
> name or
> her email detailing this information she sent me on the internet, but if
> email me privately I will send you the particulars..the time I was asking
> about was 1923 to? she found in the archives at Eaton's a file..and how
> she went about it...but, if this is not of interest to you, then the
> knowledge of the fact there is an Eaton historian out there...and I would
> contact the store.
> this is the additional info I have for you (gleaned from an Eaton
> the information is as follows (from the historian - not from my work at
> The file that I found in the archives is F229 - 170 (Box 3) and is titled
> and Long Service - Yearly Lists - L to Z.
> In that file there is a list titled 1923 to 1954 and within that list
> is a notation for (my ancestor's name) Each member of the Club was given
> number in sequence and that number appeared on the certificate that was
> presented. I'm fairly sure that #4280 means that he was the 4280th member
> inducted. The 5000th member was inducted in 1947, so this makes sense to
> After his name and number on the list there is a column for "Department
> Number", and Albert's notation is 515 and then 10.
> All the Eaton's files begin with "F229".
> The other information that appears in the archives file is that his date
> engaged was February 9, 1920, that he received a pocket watch, and that
> was presented on 5/2/45 (February 5, 1945).
> from me:
> You might try to track down the monthly magazines (Eaton's archives) that
> might include a picture, if you get really lucky.
> Good luck!!! Rita
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Susan McIsaac" <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Saturday, January 14, 2006 11:36 PM
> Subject: [ONT] Eatons of Canada
> > Would anyone know if there is a history site for the Eatons stores of
> Canada, specifically employees around the 1924-27 era. I am looking for
> > information on an employee Elizabeth Maud Clay, who we believe was a
> pianist who played to demonstrate pianos for sale in the downtown Toronto
> > Any help/suggestion is appreciated.
> > Thanks,
> > Susan (Clay) McIsaac
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