1834 – Born in Conway, Mass on the 18th of August.
1856 – He was hired in 1856 by the mercantile house of Cooley, Wadsworth and Company, in which he
attained full partnership.
1865 – He and Levi Zeigler Leiter, one of his junior partners.
1867 – Palmer formally withdrew, the organization became known as Field, Leiter.
1868 – Leiter and Company rented from Palmer an ornate building on State Street to serve as their firm’s
1826-1902 – Joined the merchandising firm of Potter Palmer.
1881 – He bought out Leiter for $2,500,000, changing the name of the firm to Marshall Field and Company.
1893-1956 – Marshall Field III, founded the Chicago Sun.
1916-1965 – Marshall Field IV, the first Field’s great-grandson.
1941 – Marshall Field V, became publisher of the Sun-Times and the Chicago Daily News and chairman of the board of Field Enterprises, Inc. Field family members sold the Sun-Times in 1983.
1906 – Died in New York City on the 16th of January.