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Eaton Family Toronto
Eaton family is a prominent family in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Members of this family were the owners of Eaton's, a national chain of department stores that was founded in 1869 and became bankrupt in 1999. At the family's height, their net worth was around $2 billion. After the store's demise, "The Boys"—John, Fred, Thor and George—were collectively worth around $450 million.
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and author Rod McQueen have dubbed them as "Canada's royal family", with the CBC describing the Eatons as "homegrown aristocracy", which drew comparisons to the influential  Kennedy family. The Eatons were well known for their lavish lifestyle and generous philanthropy. Today, they and their wives and children continue to hold prominent positions in Toronto's society circles.
Significant family members
John Eaton (1784-1834), m. Margaret Craig (1796-1848)
Robert Eaton (1816-1893)
Eliza Jane Eaton (1819-1861)
Mary Anne Eaton (1821-1841)
Margaret Eaton (1824-1900)
John Eaton (1827-1895), m. Margaret Herbison (1833-1907)
William Herbison Eaton (1873-)
(3) Robert Young Eaton (1875-1956), m. Hazel Ireland (1889-1965)
 Margaret Craig Eaton (1912-1988),
 m. John Hubert Dunn (1897-)  John Wallace Eaton (1912-1990)
(twin brother of Margaret), m. Phyllis Finlayson (1915-1997)  Edith Elisabeth Nora Eaton (1913-2010),
m. Paul Robert van der Stricht (1908-2004)   Erskine Robert Eaton (1915-1942) (died in
Dieppe Raid) Alan Young Eaton (1916-2000), m. Diana Fishleigh Nancy Eaton (1829-)
Sarah Eaton (1831-)
James Eaton (1832-1904)
(1) Timothy Eaton (1834-1907), m. Margaret Wilson Beattie (1841-1933)
 Josephine Smyth Eaton (1865-1943), m. Thomas David Meldrum Burnside (1835-1900)
Iris Margaret Burnside (1894-1915) (died on the
RMS Lusitania) Allan Eaton Meldrum Burnside (1898-1937) Margaret Elizabeth Beattie Eaton (1867-1952), m. Charles Eldridge Burden (1863-)
Edward Young Eaton (1871-1900), m. Tillie Robinson (1869-1895)
Marjorie Tillie Eaton (1892-1952), m. Harold Simcoe Coulson (1884-1936)
Alice Eaton (1894-), m. Edward Browse
Edward Eaton, m. Nancy Leigh Gossage (1926-2007)  William Fletcher Eaton (1875-1935),
m. Gertrude Nora Cook (1877-)
 Josephine Norah Eaton (1900-), m. George Edward Leishman (1897-)
Noel Beattie Eaton (1910-1996), m. Julia Isabell Fleming (1912-1989) (2) Sir John Craig Eaton (1876-1922), m. Flora McCrea (1880-1970) (formally known as  Lady Eaton)
Timothy Craig Eaton (1903-1986)
(4) John David Eaton (1909-1973), m. Signy Hildur Stefansson (1913-1992)
 Edgar Allison Eaton (1912-1988), m. Mildred Jarvis Page (1915-1968)
Gilbert McCrea Eaton (1915-1985) m. Marjorie Ann Maston (1913-1988)
Florence Mary Eaton (1919-2012),
 m. Frank Flavelle McEachren (1918-1995)  Evlyn Beatrice Eaton (1919?-1989) (adopted), m. Russell Payton (1915-1976) Notes Not exhaustive - listing is generally restricted to siblings of
Timothy Eaton, his children, spouses, and significant descendants. (#) - order of succession as the head of Eaton's.
Rod McQueen (1998). . Toronto: Stoddart. pp. The Eatons: The rise and fall of Canada's royal family 320. ISBN . 0-7737-3120-2
"Eaton's: Canadian royalty". CBC Digital Archives.
^ President of Eaton's, 1922-1942
Canadian Women's Army Corps, 1944-1945) Barbara Dundas and Dr. Serge Durflinger. "The Canadian Women's Army Corps, 1941-1946". Canadian War Museum . Retrieved 2013.
Henry B. M. Best (2003). . Toronto: Margaret and Charley: The Personal Story of Dr. Charles Best, the Co-Discoverer of Insulin Dundurn Press. p. 260. ISBN . 1-55002-399-3
^ worked at Eaton's; managed Montreal store
"van der Stricht, Edith Elisabeth Nora Eaton". . 7 August 2010 The Globe and Mail . Retrieved 2013.
"Paul Robert van der Stricht". . 14 August 2004 The New York Times . Retrieved 2013.
^ President of Eaton's, 1870-1907
"EATON, Nancy Leigh (Snubby) (nee Gossage)". . 27 August 2007 The Globe and Mail . Retrieved 2013.
^ worked at Eaton's; managed textile manufacturing plant (Oshawa 1903-1916)
^ President of Eaton's, 1907-1922
^ President of Eaton's, 1942-1973
^ President of Eaton's, 1977-1988;
High Commissioner of Canada to the United Kingdom, 1988-1994
^ a b promoter of the
Festival Express in 1970, as depicted in the 2003 film.
Langan, Fred (April 20, 2017). "Eaton's department store heir Thor Eaton loved horses and rock music". . The Globe and Mail
^ President of Eaton's, 1988-1997
"McEACHREN, Florence Mary (nee Eaton)". . 26 April 2012 The Globe and Mail . Retrieved 2013.
Rod McQueen (27 April 2012). "Florence Mary Eaton McEachren 1919-2012" . Retrieved 2013.
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