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This one is going to be short, so let’s get to it. Harriet Ruth Brisbane was born in Charleston, South Carolina back in 1834 to William and Julia. The family moved to New England prior to the outbreak of the Civil War. In 1854, she married Cadwallader. The union produced four children.Moving agai...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
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John Taliaferro was born in Newport, Kentucky back in 1860 to James and Maria. He attended Indiana University for a year before he was appointed to the United States Military Academy, graduating in 1882. After graduation, he was assigned to the 2nd Artillery as a second lieutenant. In 1890, he wa...

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Jack Crawford was born in St. Louis, Missouri back in 1922 to Melburne and Dorothy. He enrolled at the Olin Business School in St. Louis in 1940. When WWII started he dropped out joining the U.S. Navy. He was a pilot flying a F6F Hellcat fighter from the USS Essex and the USS Enterprise. During t...

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Bet ya didn’t know this one. John Stafford was born in Gloucester, Great Britain back in 1750. He attended the Gloucester Cathedral School where he became a boy-singer. He went on to further his career at the Chapel Royal, London. By the 1770’s, he had gained a reputation as a composer and an org...

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William Symington was born in Leadhills, South Lanarkshire, Scotland back in 1764. His parents wanted him to join the ministry, but he had other ideas. His passion was to be an engineer. So, in 1785, while working at a local mining company he so impressed his boss that he was sent to the Universi...

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Kyota Sugimoto was born in Okayama, Japan back in 1882. He entered the Training Institute for Communication Technology in Osaka, Japan in 1900. After graduation, he started working in the letterpress technology field, who exactly he worked for is lost to history however, that is not relevant to t...

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Stuart Fergusson was born in Edinburgh, Scotland back in 1940 to Charles and Millie. The family moved to Liverpool, England where he attended Park View Primary School. He attended Liverpool College of Art. He worked as a bin man on the Liverpool Corporation’s waste collection trucks.It was while ...

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Peter Stretch was born in Leek, Staffordshire, England back in 1670. He emigrated to America in 1703. Shortly after arriving in the states he began to practice his trade (more on that in a moment). In 1715, he purchased some property at the corner of Front and Chestnut Street in Philadelphia wher...

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Squire Maugridge Jr. was born in Berks County, Pennsylvania back in 1744 to Squire Sr. and Sarah. In 1749, the family moved to Rowan County, North Carolina. When he was 15 he was sent back to Pennsylvania to learn how to be a gunsmith. He returned to North Carolina 5 years later.In 1779, he moved...

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Russell Games was born in Argos, Indiana back in 1896, graduating from Argos High School in 1914. He continued his education at the Western Military Academy graduating in 1915. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University in 1921.After graduating he joined...

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Joseph Clois was born in Marlton, New Jersey back in 1920. Sorry I do not have any information as to who his parents were, but of course that is not the rest of the story. He received his B.A., M.A. and Ph. D in organic chemistry from Duke University in the 1940’s. During WWII, he worked for the ...

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Dana Shires was born in Coral Gables, Florida back in 1932. Sorry but I don’t have any information about his father or mother. He graduated from Lee High School in Jacksonville. After graduation, he spent three years in the Marine Corps. In 1954, he enrolled at the University of Florida graduatin...

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Louise Hilma Ballerstedt was born in Austin, Texas to a German Immigrant family back in 1919. After high school, she attended the University of Texas earning her Bachelor’s degree in 1939. She married Grier in 1941. The family produced three sons. While raising them she attended Southern Methodis...

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Dorothy Shaver was born in Center Point, Arkansas back in 1893 to James and Sallie. The family moved to Mena when she was 5. She graduated from high school in 1910. She went on to the University of Arkansas graduating in 1914, after graduation she began her teaching career which ended in 1914.In ...

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Mary Katherine was born in Baltimore, Maryland back in 1738 to Giles and Sarah. Her father was postmaster in New London, Connecticut. In 1775, she became postmaster of the Baltimore post office. She held that office for 14 years until 1789. From 1809 until 1816, she sold books, stationery and dry...

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Edwin Beard was born in Eastington, Stroud England back in 1796 to Charles and Mary. Although I can’t find any records of his education, when you read the rest of the story, he was well educated man. In 1830, he designed a pistol which was more technically advanced than Colt’s patent of 1836. He ...

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Robert Shirtiff was born in Plympton, Massachusetts back in 1760 to Jonathan and Deborah. His father was reported as lost at sea however, some historians believe he abandoned his family. Not having funds to keep her family together Robert was sent to live with relatives.His formal education was l...

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Sylvester Howard was born in Francestown, New Hampshire back in 1823 to Merrick and Susan. When he was 12 he made a stationary steam engine, even though he had never seen one in person. At 14 he built a locomotive engine, only to see one later in Nashua.He left Francestown to work as a machinist ...

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David Edward was born in Lafayette, Indiana back in 1871 to George and Susanna. He attended primary school. His parents took him on a steamboat ride, he made his way to the engine, thus begins the rest of the story. He was fascinated with the machinery. During his senior year of high school his p...

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Ole Christensen was born in Arthus, Denmark back in 1644 to Christen and Anna. Few records exist of him prior to 1662 when he graduated from the Cathedral school of Aahus. He moved to Copenhagen where he attended the University of Copenhagen.After graduation, he was employed by the French governm...

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