Bentonville, AR Real Estate News

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Adolph Gysbert Malan was born in Wellington, Cape Colony in South Africa back in 1910.  At the age of 14 he joined the South African Training Ship General Botha as a naval cadet in 1924.  In 1932 he joined the Royal Naval Reserve as an acting sub-lieutenant, by 1935 he was commissioned as a sub-lieutenant.Later on, that year he volunteered for the Royal Air Force in its rapid expansion of the pilot corps.  He received his wings in March of 1936.  By 1939, he was promoted to flight lieutenant just six months before the outbreak of war.  Just 15 hours after war was declared he saw his first action during the Battle of Barking Creek.  He was involved in the evacuation of the British Army from Dunkirk.  For his actions, he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross.   In August of 1940 he w...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Andrew Donald Magee was born in Paris, France back in 1962.  His father was a Texas oil man, he grew up in Dallas, Texas.  After graduating from high school, he attended the University of Oklahoma from 1981-84.  While in college he distinguished himself as a member of the golf team.  We won All-American honors three times.In 1984, he turned pro and joined the PGA Tour in 1985.  During his career he won four PGA Tour events.  The first on in 1988 at the Pensacola Open.  His best finish in a major was tied for fifth at the 1992 British Open.  He is featured in the top 50 of the Official World Golf Rankings. In 1999, he won the Southern Company Citizenship Award for his work with charities.  He now resided in Paradise Valley, Arizona.  His last PGA Tour cut was in the 2006 Southern Farm Bu...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Charles Blair Macdonald was born in Niagara Falls, Ontario to naturalized American parents.  He grew up in Chicago.  In 1872, he was sent to St. Andrews University, while there he took up playing golf with a vengeance.  He returned to Chicago in 1874 becoming a stockbroker for the next 17 years.In 1894, the Newport Country Club and Saint Andrew’s Golf Club held a “national championship” where he finished in second place.  He founded the Chicago Golf Club where he helped build the nine hold rudimentary holes in Downers Grove, Illinois.  That course comprised the first golf course west of the Allegheny Mountains. In 1893, he expanded the course to 18 holes, creating the first full-length course in the United States.  He died in 1939, he was 83.What you may not know about Charles is that h...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
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Luigi Luzzatti was born in Venice, Italy back in 1841.  He studied law at the University of Padua where he attracted the attention of the Austrian police because of his lectures on the political economy.  In 1867 he was appointed professor of constitutional law at Padua where he was transferred to the University of Rome.In 1865, he founded the Banca Popolare di Milano, the second cooperative bank in Italy.  In 1869, he was appointed the ministry of agriculture and commerce, in which capacity he abolished government control over commercial companies and promoted a state inquire into the condition of industry.  In 1878, he complied the Italian customs tariff, subsequently taking a leading part in the negotiations of all the commercial treaties between Italy and other countries.  He died i...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
James D. Lynch was born in Baltimore, Maryland back in 1839.  After his early education he attended Kimball Union Academy in New Hampshire.  After two year he moved to Indianapolis where he committed himself to the ministry. In 1863, he was appointed a “Missionary and Government Superintendent” at Beaufort, South Carolina.After the Civil War he helped establish churches and schools in South Caroline and Georgia.  In 1868, he moved to Mississippi as an official of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and within a year there were over 6,000 more parishioners.  He soon realized the importance of their religious faith and organized the Republican Party in Mississippi.  By 1872, he was in trouble with Bright’s disease of the kidney he died in December of that same year he was 34.What you may not ...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Aleda Ester Lutz was born in Freeland, Michigan back in 1915 to Friederich and Margaretha.  She attended the Wellman Country School before graduating from Saginaw Arthur Hill High School in 1933.  She attended the Saginaw General Hospital of Nursing graduating in 1937.  After graduation she became a staff nurse at Saginaw General Hospital.  After the attack at Pearl Harbor she enlisted in the Army Nurse Corps in 1942, commissioned as a 2nd lieutenant.  She was stationed at the Station Hospital in Michigan before volunteering as an Air Evacuation Nurse.  Out of the 22 nurses to volunteer she was only one of three that passed the physical. She was transferred to the Army’s 12th Air Force and sent to North Africa.  Not one of the 3500 soldiers died under her hand.  She died in 1944 due to ...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Bernard Lown was born in Utena, Lithuania back in 1921 to Nison and Bela.  The family moved to Maine when he was 14.  He attended Lewiston High School graduating in 1938.  He continued his education at the University of Maine graduating with a bachelor’s degree in 1942.  He earned his M.D. from John Hopkins University School of Medicine in 1945.  He received his cardiology fellowship at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital.  He helped raise international awareness of sudden cardiac death as a leading cause of mortality.  Based on his observation he concluded that sudden cardiac death was reversible and survivable.  Back then the mortality of a heart attack was most likely due to a strict regimen of bed rest which caused a pulmonary embolism accounting for most of the deaths.  He died in 2021...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
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James Lowe was born in Rotherhithe, London, England back in 1798 to James and Elizabeth.  In 1811, he worked with a master mechanic and Freeman in London, England.  In 1800, his mentor Edward Shorter had taken out a patent for propelling vessels.  In 1816, he joined the whaling ship, the Amelia Wilson.  He came back to Edward in 1825 after three voyages whom he went into a partnership with.  He left shortly going into business as machinist and a smoke-jack maker.  In 1838, he applied and received patent (GB patent 7599) for his invention.  His invention was first used in the steamship Wizard in 1837, later used on the vessels Rattler and Phoenix.  In December of 1844, he brought action in the Court of Queen’s Bench against Penn & Co.  engineers at Greenwich, for infringement of the pate...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
John Jacob Loud was born in Weymouth, Massachusetts back in 1844 to John While Loud and Sarah.  He graduated from Weymouth High School later attending Harvard College.  He graduated from law school in the class of 1866.  He was admitted to the Suffolk County Bar in 1872.  Law did not suit him so he joined his father working for the Union National Bank as an assistant cashier.  His father died in 1874, he assumed his position as cashier and remained in the post until he resigned in 1895 for health reasons.  He was a member of the Union Congregational Church, the Maine Genealogical Society, New Hampshire Genealogical Society, and several of the societies.  He was a descendant of Francis Loud, originally of Ipswich, Massachusetts and Mayflower passengers William Brewster and John Alden.  H...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Edward Lowe was born in Saint Paul, Minnesota to Henry and Lulu.  The family moved to Cassopolis, Michigan where he attended high school at Cassopolis High School.  During World War II he served in the United States Navy. After being discharged he moved back to Cassopolis.  A neighbor as him for a favor and as they say the rest is history.  More on that shortly.In 1947, he decided to sell his invention, he packaged it in five-pound bags.  He approached a local pet store in hopes of getting them to sell his invention, the store owner refused.  He told the store owner to give it away until the people demanded his invention.  It was a successful endeavor.  In 1964, he founded Edward Lowe Industries.  He sold his company in 1990, to a management team funded by venture capitalists from New Y...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Íñigo López de Loyola was born in Azpeitia, Spain back in 1491to Don Beltrán and Doña Marina.  His mother died soon after his birth so he was put in the care of the local blacksmith’s wife.  He became a page (messenger at the service of a nobleman).  During this time, he took up dancing, fencing, gambling, and the pursuit of the young ladies.He joined the army at seventeen, he was known as a fancy dresser, an expert dancer and sensitive to insult.  He participated in many battles without injury. That all changed in 1521, when a cannonball ricocheted off a nearby wall, shattering his right leg, that ended his military career.  During his recovery he underwent a spiritual conversion and discerned a call to the religious life. He resolved to begin a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, to “kiss th...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
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Robert H. Lochner was born in New York City, New York back in 1918 to Louis and Emmy.  He grew up in Berlin, Germany.  He studied one semester at the University of Berlin before moving back to the United States.  He continued his education taking a B.S. and an M.A. in Political Science and Economics at the University of Chicago.After graduation he worked for NBC during World War II, returning to Germany as a U.S. soldier in 1945.  With his knowledge of the German language he became chief interpreter for the US occupation forces in Western Germany, until he took a position as chief editor of the Neue Zeitung newspaper in Frankfort in 1949.  He was also head of a radio station supported by the US government in West Berlin. He died in 2003 from pulmonary embolism.What you may not know abou...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Philp Livingston was born in Albany, New your back in 1716 to Philip and Catherine.  He graduated from Yale College in 1737.  He returned to Albany to serve a mercantile apprenticeship with his father.  He moved to New York City pursuing a career in the import business trading with the British sugar islands in the West Indies.He was a promoter of the founding of Kings College and helped organize the New York Public Library in 1754.  He founded the first Chamber of Commerce in 1770.  He served as a member of the provincial House of Representatives from 1763-69 and in 1768 served as Speaker.  After the adoption of the New York State Constitution, he was appointed to the New York State Senate for the southern district in 1777.  He died in 1778, he was 62.What you may not know about Philip ...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
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Arthur Dehon Little was born in Boston, Massachusetts back in 1863.  From 1881-84 he studied chemistry at MIT.  In 1886, he joined the Richmond Paper Company in East Providence, Rhode Island, as a chemist which led to him later becoming superintendent of a paper mill.  He recognized that the chemical engineering design was wrong: by correcting this, he came to his first patent.  Many other patents came from his research, mainly related to paper processing technology.  He left Richmond Paper Company forming his own company with Roger Griffin the Little & Griffin Company.  Later he discovered that cellulose acetate could be used in producing nonflammable wire insulation and artificial silk.  What you may not know about Arthur is that he was the founder of the consulting company Arthur D. ...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
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Theodore Charles Lyster was born at Ft. Larned, Kansas back in 1875 to William and Martha.  He received his Ph.B. in 1897 and his M.D. in 1899 from the University of Michigan.  In 1898 he enlisted in the army as a private and hospital steward.  In 1900, he was commissioned as a surgeon.He served as the Chief of the Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Clinic at Ancon Hospital, Panama and Chief of the Eye Service at the University of Philippines, Manila.  Just a month after the United States entered World War I he was promoted to lieutenant colonel.  My March of 1918, he rose to brigadier general.  He was instrumental in many fields.  He was primarily responsible for standardizing and expediting physical examinations, organizing the Medical Research Board to name but two.  He retired in 1919 at the...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
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Clifford Carwood Lipton was born in Huntington, West Virginia back in 1920.  When he was 10 his father was killed and his mother paralyzed in an accident.  Because he was the eldest his mother told him he was the “man of the family”.  He completed one year at Marshall University before leaving to help the families financial issue working in war-related production.After reading an article in Life magazine he enlisted and joined the Airborne paratroops in 1942 at Fort Thomas, Kentucky.  He quickly rose through the ranks becoming a first sergeant.  He was the jumpmaster during the American airborne landings in Normandy.  He was wounded during the battle and earned a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star.  He was there in the capture of Hilter’s Eagles’ Nest but now as a second lieutenant.  He rem...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
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Carl Paul Gottfried Linde was born in Berndorf, Kingdom of Bavaria back in 1842.  In 1854, the family moved to Munich, Germany.  In 1862, he entered the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich, Switzerland.  He was expelled in 1864, for participating in a student protest.In 1868, a new university was opening in Munich, he applied for a job as a lecturer and was accepted.  In 1879, he quit and opened up his own business moving to Wiesbaden, Germany.  His business was a good one, in fact we all use it today.  He moved back to Munich in 1888, taking up a professorship but it didn’t last long. In 1897, he was appointed to the Order of Merit of the Bavarian Crown.  He died in 1934, he was 92.What you may not know about Carl is that he discovered a refrigeration cycle and invented the...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Steven Kenneth Libutti was born in Long Beach, New York.  While a young man he watched M*A*S*H and Marcus Welby, MD on TV.  He even dreamed of being a doctor.  He graduated from Long Beach High School.  He received his B.A. from Harvard College in 1986.  He attended the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons where he graduated Alpha Omega Alpha.I could write so much about him, but that would take a long time, so let’s cut to the chase.What you may not know about DR. Steven is that in 1017, he became the third permanent Director of the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, Vice Chancellor for Cancer Programs for Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences and the Senior Vice President for Oncology Services for RWJBarabas Health, the largest health system in New Jersey.  I be...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Frank McDowell Leavitt was born in Athens, Ohio back in 1856 to John and Bethia.  I have no history as to his childhood or where he went to school.  However, for this post that really doesn’t matter, so let’s get to it.  In 1893, he married Gertrude Goodsell, settling in Brooklyn Heights, New York.Within a decade of their marriage he had received some patents that made him a wealthy man.  Frank devised one of the earliest machines for manufacturing tin cans.  By 1904, he had turned his attention to weapons.  He was working with the civilian contracting firm of E.W. Bliss Company when the United States Navy hired the company to design a new type of torpedo.  The head of the company put Frank in charge of the design.  What he later invented was the Bliss-Leavitt torpedo, the chief torpedo...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Sergel Vasilievich Lebedev was born in Lublin, Congress Poland back in 1874.  He went to school in Warsaw.  In 1900, he graduated from St. Petersburg University.  After graduation he worked at the Petersburg Margarine Factory.Starting in 1902, he moved from university to university in Russia, starting the Saint-Petersburg Institute for Railroad Engineering.  In 1915, he was appointed Professor at the Women’s Pedagogical Institute in St. Petersburg.  By 1916, he was a Professor of the Saint Petersburg Academy for Military Medicine.   By 1925, he was the leader of the Oil Laboratory at St. Petersburg University.  He died in 1934, he was 59.What you may not know about Sergel is that he was a chemist and the inventor of polybutadiene synthetic rubber, the first commercially viable and mass-...
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