DEAD: ON THIS DATE
Richard Warren Sears (aged 50)
Businessman (Sears, Roebuck and Company)
Richard Warren Sears (December 7, 1863 – September 28, 1914) was an American manager, businessman, and the founder of Sears, Roebuck and Company with his partner Alvah Curtis Roebuck.
DEATH: In 1908 Sears retired and moved from Oak Park to Lake Bluff, Illinois, suffering from failing health. Six years later, he died in Waukesha, Wisconsin of Bright’s disease. He was interred in the mausoleum at Rosehill Cemetery in Chicago near business rival Aaron Montgomery Ward.