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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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Earle Dickson was born in Grandview, Tennessee back in 1892. Talk about a short one, this is it. He was a cotton buyer for Johnson & Johnson. One day his wife cut herself, so he took some gauze on the cut and wrapped it with portions of her petticoat.To cut to the chase he put some gauze on a rol...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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Alice Brown was born in Park Hill, Indian Territory back in 1852. She grew up near Fort Gibson, Oklahoma (not far from where I live). Anyway, her father was Dr. John Brown and her mother was Lucy, a Seminole from the Tiger Clan. She learned to speak Mikasuki and the English language.At 15, a chol...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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Robert Davidson was born in Scotland back in 1804. He was educated at Marischal College where he worked as a lab assistant to help pay for his tuition. By 1820, he set up a business selling chemicals. He was also involved in the manufacture of them. Sometime in the 1830’s, he became interested in...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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Sidney Newman Darby Jr., was born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania back in 1928. He built his first boat when he was 12 but it sank. However, he finished it and made it a home for snakes (don’t like that). When he was 20 he made something that I’m sure everyone will know when I tell you what it is (...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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Anthony Daniels was born in Salisbury, Wiltshire, England back in 1946. Educated at Giggleswick School before studying law for two years before dropping out. He went on to attend Rose Bruford College, I could not find if he ever completed his education, but that really doesn’t matter so let’s mov...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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Charles Gordon was born in Boston, Massachusetts back in 1860. In 1881, he graduated from Columbia University with a degree in civil engineering. Two years later he received his law degree from the New York Law School. After graduation, he worked as a patent attorney before starting his own firm....

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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Joan Elizabeth Strothers was born in Swansea, Wales back in 1916 to Charles and Margaret. She attended Swansea Girls’ High School and in 1934 she won a scholarship to Newnham College, Cambridge. She had an honors degree in physics but never received it. Back in those days women were not awarded d...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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David Crosthwait was born in Nashville, Tennessee back in 1898. At a young age the family moved to Kansas City, Missouri where he attended school. He received his Bachelor of Science and a Masters of Engineering degree from Purdue University.His expertise was air ventilation, central air conditio...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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Alfred L. Cralle was born in Kenbridge, Virginia back in 1866 just after the American Civil War. He attended the local schools, but I do not know if he graduated. While working with his father in the carpentry trade he became interested in mechanics. He was sent to Washington, D.C. attending Wayl...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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Edith Dircksey Brown was born near Geraldton, Western Australia back in 1861 to Kenneth and Mary. Her mother died when she was seven and her father killed her step-mother when she was 14. Those horrific experiences made her a solitary person. It also committed her to social reforms, securing prop...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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Alvin Charles Copeland was born in New Orleans, Louisiana back in 1944. His father left shortly after his birth causing the family to live at the St. Thomas Public Housing Project. He did not finish high school leaving at 16 to help support the family. Working first for Schwegmann’s Super Market ...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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Lloyd Hillyard was born in Orange, New Jersey back in 1923. In 1941, he studied chemistry at Amherst College. World War II interrupted his studies when he joined the Navy. He spent three years in the Pacific aboard a landing ship, rising to the rank of lieutenant junior grade.After being discharg...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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Samuel Pomeroy was born in Paterson, New Jersey back in 1852 to Christopher and Theodora. At 23 he was appointed military aide-de-camp to the Rhode Island Governor, commissioned as a colonel. He graduated from Columbia Law School in 1876. That same year he was elected to the Rhode Island House of...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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Elizabeth Hart Jarvis was born in Saybrook, Connecticut back in 1826 to William and Elizabeth.  Growing up in Portland to an affluent and prominent family.  In 1851 while in Newport, Rhode Island she met Samuel, the couple was married in 1856.  The union produced four children all but on died in ...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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Zerelda Elizabeth Cole was born in Woodford County, Kentucky back in 1825 to James and Lindsay. Her father while she was an infant broke his neck due to a riding accident leaving her mother with two small children. When she was 16 she married Robert in Stamping Ground, Kentucky, the two moved to ...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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Henry Clay was born in Chester, Pennsylvania back in 1842. In 1863, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps as a newly minted 2nd lieutenant during the American Civil War. He saw action in the Spanish-American War, the Boxer Rebellion and the China Relief Expedition. He accompanied Presiden...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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Louis Laurent Marie was born in La Balme-les-Grottes back in 1785 to Joseph and Marie. He attended the Institut National de Jeunes Sourds de Paris where he graduated and became a teacher. In 1815, he traveled to England to give a lecture, then to visit a school in Paris. After a few months in 181...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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Edith Clarke was born in Howard County, Maryland back in 1883 to John and Susan. While I don’t have any information as to what happened but, she was orphaned when she was 12. She went to stay with her older sister. Using her inheritance, she studied mathematics and astronomy at Vassar College. Sh...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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Robert Reed Church was born in Holly Springs, Mississippi back in 1839 to Charles and Emmeline. His mother died when he was 12, so his father a Steamboat Captain took on along on adventures along the rivers leading to New Orleans. During this time, he worked as a steward and mess hall. He saved u...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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Sarah Childress was born in Murfreesboro, Tennessee back in 1803 to Joel and Elizabeth. She was well educated attending the Moravians’ Salem Academy in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She met James at the home of Samuel P. Black, he was 19 she was 12. They were married in 1824.The marriage lasted ...

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