Richard Warren Sears

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Birthday
7, 1863
Birthplace
Stewartville, MN
Death Date
Sep 28, 1914 (50)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
7, 1863
Birthplace
Stewartville, MN
Death Date
Sep 28, 1914 (50)

About

Founder of the Sears, Roebuck and Company department store franchise with partner Alvah Curtis Roebuck.

Before Fame

He worked in telegraphy and as a railroad station agent. He started out selling gold-filled pocket watches in Chicago rail stations.

Trivia

He published his first Sears catalog in 1893, selling only watches. He was offering clothing, plows, silverware, bicycles, and athletic equipment by 1897.

Family Life

He married Anna Lydia Meckstroth in June 1868.

Associated With

He was a close childhood friend of Almanzo Wilder, future husband of Laura Ingalls Wilder.