Timothy Eaton, 1834-1907, Ireland.
Eaton travelled to Canada West in 1854, taking up work as a clerk in a general store near Georgetown. He moved to owning general and dry goods stores, and in 1883 he opened a three-storey shop on Yonge Street. By 1907, it was a sprawling department store, covering 22 acres in downtown Toronto. Eaton’s operated for cash at fixed prices, and took mail orders, making goods available to Canadians even in remote communities.