Alvah Curtis Roebuck

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Alvah Curtis Roebuck
Born(1864-01-09)January 9, 1864
DiedJune 18, 1948(1948-06-18) (aged 84)
Chicago, Illinois
NationalityAmerican
CitizenshipUSA
OccupationWatch Repairman/Businessman
Known forCo-Founding Sears, Roebuck & Co.

Alvah Curtis Roebuck (January 9, 1864 – June 18, 1948) was an American manager and businessman. He was the founder of Sears, Roebuck and Company with his partner Richard Warren Sears.[1][2]

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  1. "Died". Time (magazine). June 28, 1948. Retrieved 2008-06-14. Alvah Curtis Roebuck, 84, co-founder of Sears, Roebuck & Co. in Chicago. Roebuck organized the mail-order business with Richard W. Sears in 1887, sold out for about $20,000 in 1895, spent 45 years in & out of the firm. His stock answer to people who compared his poverty with his ex-partner's wealth: "He's dead. Me, I never felt better."
  2. "A. C. Roebuck Dies. Store Cofounder. Partner of Sears in Starting Business in 1891. Sold His Share Early in Century". New York Times. June 20, 1948. Retrieved 2008-06-14.

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