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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 18
Oliver Evans was born in Newport, Delaware back in 1755 to Charles and Ann. His father was a shoemaker. The family moved to the Red Clay Creek area when he was an infant. There are no surviving records about his early childhood except that is was reported his literacy was strong. From a young age...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 17
John Ericsson was born in Langbanshyttan, Varmland, Sweden back in 1803. He joined the Swedish Royal Navy having the title of “cadets of mechanics”, working on the Gota Canal. When he was 17 he joined the Swedish Army in Jamtland as a second lieutenant. He resigned in 1826 moving to England.The o...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 18
John Haven “Jack” Emerson was born in New York City back in 1906 to Haven and Grace. Sorry, I don’t have any information about his schooling and early childhood, so let’s get to it shall we.When he was 22 he bought a machine shop for the estate of a local inventor. In 1931, he developed an oxygen...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 16
Evaristo Conrado Engelberg was born in Piracicaba, San Paulo, Empire of Brazil back in 1853 to German immigrants. In 1885, he was constructing a water wheel when he noticed something that changed his life forever. He patented his invention with his partner Earl Siciliano opening up for business i...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
Comments 6
So what does this mean?I found this picture at an estate sale.  There were other pictures of the same lady with normal snapshots taken outside the house.  So you could see that a picture had been cropped so that it was placed in this coffee cup.  But WHY was she in the coffee cup.  Was Camel Ciga...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 17
Theodore Thaddeus Ellis was born in St. Louis, Missouri back in 1867 to John and Mary. As a teen, he worked as an apprentice becoming a pressman in 1886. He joined the United States Navy serving three years before being discharged. He worked for the Brockton Enterprise in Massachusetts and the Bo...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 20
Henry Talmage “Hammerin’ Hank” Elrod was born in Turner County, Georgia back in 1905. He attended the University of Georgia and Yale before joining the United States Marine Corps in 1927. He spent a year at the Marine Corps Basic School in Philadelphia as a student aviator. In 1935, he earned his...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
Comments 12
 25" waist? Turner Classic Movies has become a favorite place for me to go after a tiring day in the real estate world.  One that I am watching now is "On the Town" which was done in 1949.  It's a musical and the female stars had short hair and longer dresses.  All of a sudden the star above came...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 15
Elmer Ephraim Ellsworth was born in Malta, New York back in 1837. He grew up in Mechanicville, New York before moving to New York City. In 1854 he moved to Rockford, Illinois working for a patent company. In 1880, he moved to Springfield, Illinois to work with Abraham Lincoln, where Lincoln helpe...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 17
Earl Hancock Ellis was born in Luka, Kansas back in 1880 to Augustus and Catherine. He graduated first in the high school class in Pratt, Kansas. He joined the United States Marine Corps in 1900. By 1901, he was promoted to corporal. Due to his high intelligence, he was selected to sit for an exa...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 20
Constance Ellis was born in Carlton, Victoria, Australia back in 1872 to Louis and Lydia. She attended the Presbyterian Ladies’ College Melbourne graduating in 1890. She continued her education at the University of Melbourne from 1894-1899. She served her residency at the Royal Melbourne Hospital...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 20
Robert Brown Elliott was born in Liverpool, England back in 1842. He graduated from High Holborn Academy in London, then graduating from Eton College in 1859 with a law degree. After graduation, he joined the British Royal Navy before deciding to settle in South Carolina in 1867. He was admitted ...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 21
Charlotte Elliott was born in Berlin, Wisconsin back in 1883. She received her undergraduate degree in zoology at Stanford University in 1907. After graduation, she taught biology at the State Normal School in Spearfish. She continued her education receiving her master’s in plant physiology in 19...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
Comments 6
I love this picture!  It is part of the Dale VanPatten collection of pictures and historic documents.  I like the old house in the background, the kids looking so well-behaved, and the teacher standing beside the group.The old style-thing shows up again.  Girl's hair style was short-hair-with-ban...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 17
Thereasea Delerine Elder was born in Lancaster, South Carolina back in 1927. She attended West Charlotte High School. She continued her education at Johnson C. Smith University, the US Cadet Nursing Program and the Lincoln Hospital School of Nursing. After graduation, she studied pediatrics at Ho...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 21
Eli Whitney Blake was born in Westborough, Massachusetts back in 1795 to Elihu and Elizabeth. He studied at the Leicester Academy before going to Yale where he graduated in 1816. He started to study law but abandoned that idea when his uncle, Eli Whitney asked for his assistance in erecting and o...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 14
Jacob Wilbur Ehrlich was born in Montgomery County, Maryland. Don’t have any information about his childhood, but for this blog it really isn’t necessary. He earned his law degree and later a doctorate from Georgetown University. After graduation, he moved to San Francisco where for 50-years he s...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 17
Robert Geoffrey Edwards was born in Batley, Yorkshire, England back in 1925. After graduation from high school he served with the British Army. He graduated with an Ordinary degree before attending the University of Edinburgh where he graduated with a PhD in 1955. He moved to California to finish...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 19
Edward Egan was born in Queens, New York back in 1930, he was orphaned at 12 raised by his grandmother. In 1947, he joined the United States Marine Corps. After his discharge, he played baseball for the New York Yankees Triple-A club, however in 1950 he was recalled to active duty for the Korean ...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 19
Nelson Edwards was born on a farm in Lowndes County, Alabama back in 1917. I don’t have any information as to his parents, childhood or schooling, but apparently, he was a bright man. In 1937, he moved to Detroit working at a Chrysler plant. He became involved in the UAW union rising through the ...

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