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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 13
Ferdinand Durang was born in Baltimore, Maryland circa 1785 to John, sorry I don’t have his mother’s name. In fact, I don’t have nothing about his early childhood. What I can tell you is that he was an American actor performing around the Baltimore area. He was a member of the Bowery Theatre Comp...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
Comments 14
Giant!  One giant of a movie!I was watching Giant, the 1956 movie that is still a great movie and one that I had not seen since it was first shown.  One memory is still sad.  I heard that James Dean, my idol at the time, had died.  In fact, he died before the movie was released.Anyway.....back to...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 14
George Duffield Jr was born in New York back in 1818. He graduated from Yale in 1837, then attending Union Theological Seminary in New York. After graduation, he was a pastor from 1840 to 1869 preaching in various locations.His friend Reverend Dudley Atkins Tyng, was dying c, 1854. His last words...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 18
Allen Balcom DuMont was born in Brooklyn, New York back in 1901 to William and Lillian. When he was 10 he was stricken with polio. He was quarantined in his family’s apartment for almost a year. During that time to keep his young son busy he brought him books and magazines while he was bedridden....

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 18
Slawa Duldig was born in Horocko, Poland back in 1901 to Nathan and Antonia. In 1911, the family moved to Vienna, Austria where she attend a convent school. After graduation, she received training at the Viennese School for Women and Girls. She continued her education graduating from the Academy ...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
Comments 4
Kathi Raines at The ArtistryI stopped by The Artistry at 802 S. Main, Searcy AR today and almost didn't get away.  It is a creative artist co-op with retail shops and a learning center.  Kathi Raines is the artist/owner.  I have known Kathi for years but didn't realize all the creativity that has...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 15
Karl Frelherr von Drais was born in Karlsruhe, Germany back in 1785. Sorry but I cannot find any information about his parents, schooling or anything until 1812. He died in 1851, he was 66 years young. So, let’s get to it shall we.Karl was an inventor, in 1812 he invented the (“running machine”) ...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 18
Arthur E. Drumm was born in Marysville, Ohio back in 1929 to Francis and Evelyn. He graduated from the Marysville High School in 1948, at which time he enlisted in the United States Marine Corp.Once he was discharged he returned to Marysville where he worked on his own farm until he was in his mi...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 19
Stefan Drezewlecki was born in Podolia, Russian Empire back in 1844. He was sent to Paris, France to avoid the partitioned Poland to complete his education. However, during the January Uprising he returned to take part in the uprising. He returned to Paris to finish his education. While in Paris ...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 18
Andrew W. Houston was born in Acton, Massachusetts back in 1983. He graduated from Acton-Boxborough Regional High School in the 1990’s. He continued his education at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) graduating with a degree in Computer Science. After graduation, he worked for Bit9,...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 16
Benjamin Elbert was born in Iredell County, North Carolina back in 1894. Sorry but that is about it for what I could find of his childhood. He served in the United States Army during World War I. He worked in the dry-cleaning business owning one in Charlotte. He was the first mayor of Charlotte f...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
Comments 4
Mercury dealership approximately 1952.The building is still there. I drive by this building daily, almost, and have wondered what was once there.  Seeing a picture in the book, "Memories of America Searcy" with my husband, a former car dealer, he pointed out that the Mercury dealership was once l...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 17
John Van Nostrand was born in Newark, New Jersey back in 1872. Sorry, but I don’t have any information about him until he started working for Thomas Edison. He attended Rutgers University obtaining a B.S. in chemistry in 1894.One of his major contributions was the development of the “classifier”....

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 17
Doris Miller as born in Waco, Texas (Ms. Kathy, you should know this one), back in 1919 to Connery and Henrietta. He attended A.J. Moore High School in Waco, but dropped out in the 8th grade. Just before his 20th birthday he enlisted in the United States Navy, taking his training at the Naval Tra...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 15
Christian Andreas was born in Salzburg, Austria back in 1803. After graduating from high school, he studied mathematics and physics at the Imperial-Royal Polytechnic Institute in Salzburg. In 1835, he worked for the Prague Polytechnic University in Prague. He published an article on the observed ...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
Comments 3
Queen of Floyd SchoolI stumbled across this picture while looking through an album full of old pictures with most of them pictures from the Floyd AR area.  Floyd was once a thriving community, so it seems, and the school had not consolidated at the time of this picture.The pretty girl in the pict...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 13
Bryan Donkin was born in Northumberland, England back in 1768. His father was a surveyor, he started out in the same business, but in 1789 to 1791, he worked as a bailiff at Knole House. His dream was to be an engineer, so he apprenticed under John Hall, completing is apprenticeship in 1785. By 1...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 22
Mary Phylinda Dole was born in Shelburne, Massachusetts back in 1862 to George and Philinda. Both of her parents died in 1871, she moved in with a relative in Ashfield, Massachusetts. She was educated at the Sanderson Academy before continuing her education at Mount Holyoke Female Seminary gradua...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
Comments 2
Where was it?This old picture was included in an old album of photographs of  folks from Floyd Arkansas.  The girl, as written on the back, was Bettye Perry and there are several pages of pictures of her.  So who was she?  The album has pictures of the school at Floyd before it was closed and lot...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 17
Oliver Ditson was born in Boston, Massachusetts back in 1811 on Hanover Street not far from the home of Paul Revere. At twelve years old, he worked for Samuel Parker at a book store in Boston. He left the bookstore to pursue the printer’s trade of which he became a master. At the tender age of 23...

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