|Born||Dec 7, 1863, Stewartville, Minnesota|
|Died||Sept 28, 1914, Waukesha, Wisconsin|
|Known for||Founder of Sears, Roebuck and Company|
|Net worth||USD $25 million (equivalent to $ million in 2015) at the time of his death|
With Alvah Curtis Roebuck, he founded the Sears, Roebuck & Company department store chain.
He worked as a railroad station agent and in telegraphy. He began his career by selling gold-filled pocket watches in Chicago subway stations.
In 1893, he released his first Sears catalog, which only sold timepieces. By 1897, he was selling shirts, plows, silverware, bicycles, and sporting gear.
In June 1868, he married Anna Lydia Meckstroth.
Almanzo Wilder, Autobiographer Laura Ingalls Wilder's future husband, was a boyhood friend of his.
The folks at Sears Holdings. Founders of retail companies. Interred in Rosehill Cemetery. American businessman in retail industry
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