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  2. George Dayton - Wikipedia

    George Draper Dayton (March 6, 1857 – February 18, 1938) was an American businessman and philanthropist, most famous for being the founder of Dayton's department store, which later became Target Corporation.

  3. George Draper Dayton | American banker and real estate ...

    Target Corporation. Banker and real estate investor George Draper Dayton incorporated Target in 1902 as Goodfellow Dry Goods. The following year the name was changed to Dayton Dry Goods Company and shortened to Dayton Company in 1911. On May 1, 1962, Dayton Company opened its first Target store, designed as a discount….

  4. History of Target Corporation - Wikipedia

    The history of Target Corporation first began in 1902 by George Dayton. The company was originally named Goodfellow Dry Goods in June 1902 before being renamed the Dayton's Dry Goods Company in 1903 and later the Dayton Company in 1910.

  5. Nationality:American. Biography: Dayton was the founder of what would become Target Corporation, one of the most successful retail companies in America. Originally hoping to be a minister, Dayton became a businessman and founded the Goodfellow Dry Goods store in Minneapolis.

  6. What Target Looked Like When the Retail Giant First Opened

    Businessman George Dayton first dipped into the department store business in 1902, when he became a partner in Minneapolis' Goodfellow's Dry Goods Company, according to Target's website.

  7. Dayton family - Forbes

    About Dayton family. Patriarch George Draper Dayton founded Dayton Dry Goods Company in 1902. The department store started discount subsidiary Target in 1962; the Dayton Corporation also joined ...

  8. George Dayton’s age is 166. Founder of the Dayton’s Department store, which became the modern-day Target corporation. The 166-year-old entrepreneur was born in New York. His Minnesota investment company took over a floundering dry-goods retail store, which he renamed and reopened as the more successful Dayton Dry Goods.

  9. George Draper Dayton - NNDB

    George Draper Dayton. Born: 6-Mar - 1857. Birthplace: Clifton Springs, NY. Died: 18-Feb - 1938. Location of death: Minneapolis, MN. Cause of death: Cancer - unspecified. Remains: Buried, Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, MN. Gender: Male.

  10. George Draper Dayton, I (1857 - 1938) - Genealogy -

    Minneapolis, MN, United States (cancer) Place of Burial: Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States. Immediate Family: Son of Dr. David Day Dayton and Caroline Wesley Dayton. Husband of Emma Willard Dayton. Father of Caroline W. Hayden; George Nelson Dayton; Josephine Blair and David Draper Dayton.

  11. How was Target founded? | Fox Business

    Video. Target’s history began with former banker and real estate investor George D. Dayton. Back in the late 1800s, Dayton had purchased a piece of property in Minneapolis, an area he believed ...