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  2. George Dayton - Wikipedia

    Douglas Dayton (grandson) Mark Dayton (great-grandson) 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. [1] [2]

  3. Daytons | The Historic Dayton House

    One of the first advertisements for the Minnesota Loan and Investment Co. that was started by George D. Dayton. (1884) In 1889, George and Emma welcomed a fourth child into their family. Due to an enlarging family or wanting to support growing areas of the community, George made plans to build a house, his third home since moving to Worthington.

  4. The company would go through several iterations, including being known as Dayton Corporation. By the 1920s it was a multimillion dollar business. Target, the company's discount division, began in 1962. The businesses passed to his sons' control after his death in 1938. Born: March 6, 1857. Birthplace: Clifton Springs, New York, USA.

  5. 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 ...

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

    Other articles where George Draper Dayton is discussed: 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…

  7. George Dayton Wiki & Bio - Everipedia

    Dayton was born in Clifton Springs, New York, the son of Caroline Wesley (Draper) and David Day Dayton. [2] In 1883, he moved to Minnesota, migrating from New York. His family was one of average means, and he had hoped to become a minister, but was lured into the business world. He married Emma Chadwick in 1878 and began buying farm mortgages ...

  8. George Dayton was born on the 6th of March, 1857. He is known for being a Entrepreneur. He and Roland Hussey Macy, the founder of the Macy’s department stores, both changed the shopping and consumption culture of America. George Dayton’s age is 165. Founder of the Dayton’s Department store, which became the modern-day Target corporation.

  9. George Dayton - Life and Career | Life Career

    Dayton's sons David Draper Dayton (1880–1923) and George Nelson Dayton (1886–1950) continued their father's business and his commitment to the community. In 1956, the Daytons built Southdale Center in Edina, Minnesota. In 1962 Dayton's began the Target discount store chain.

  10. George Draper Dayton - NNDB

    George Draper Dayton established the Minnesota Loan & Investment Company in Worthington, Minnesota, and eventually opened operations in Minneapolis. There, in 1902, Dayton's bank foreclosed on a struggling retail store, the Goodfellow Dry Goods Company, which he renamed after himself. Dayton Dry Goods grew into a major American chain of ...

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

    Son Charles Dayton < 1 George Draper Dayton came to the U.S. state of Minnesota from New York in 1883. His family was one of average means, and he had hoped to become a minister, but was lured by the urge to be in the business world. He married Emma Chadwick in 1878 and began buying farm mortgages in southwest Minnesota.