Centerton, AR Real Estate News

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Thomas Buchanan McGuire Jr. was born in Ridgewood, New Jersey back in 1920.  He graduated from Sebring High School in Sebring, Florida.  After graduating from high school, he enrolled at the Georgia Institute of Technology.  He left after his third year to enter the U.S. Army Air Corps Aviation Cadet in 1941.He reported to the flying school in Corsicana, Texas for further training.  He was commissioned a second lieutenant receiving his pilot winds in 1942.  His first combat assignment was later that year in the Aleutian Island.  In 1943, he was sent to the Southwest Pacific with the 9th Fighter Squadron based in New Guinea.  During august 18-19 he shot down 5 aircraft of the enemy making him as ace in two days.  By December of 1943 he was promoted to captain and in 1944 became the comma...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Helen Magill was born in Providence, Rhode Island back in 1853 to Edward and Sarah.  She was brought up to believe she deserved the same education as a man.  All five of the Magill daughters were educated to become college teachers.  In 1959, the family moved to Boston, Massachusetts where she was the only female student in the Boston Public Latin School.  My guess would be it was because her father taught French and Latin there for three years, being promoted to submaster.In 1869, her father joined the faculty of Swarthmore College.  she entered as an undergraduate.  In 1871, her father was selected as the second president, a position he held for the next 17 years.  Helen served as principal for a private school in Johnstown, Pennsylvania.  In 1883, she was chosen to help organize Holl...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Graça Simbine was born in Gaza Province, Portuguese East Africa back in 1945.  She attended the Methodist mission schools.  He continued her education attending the University of Lisbon in Portugal studying German.  She was fluent in French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and English.  After graduation she joined the Mozambican Liberation Front.In 1992, she received the Africa Prize, awarded annually to an individual who has contributed to the goal of eliminating hunger in Africa.  In 1997, she was honored with the Dame Commander of the Order of the British empire by Queen Elizabeth II for her contribution and services in the field or human rights protection.  She has been chancellor for the University of Cape Town from 1999-2019.  In 2009, she was appointed to the Commonwealth of Nations...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
John Alexander Macdonald was born in Ramshorn parish in Glasgow, Scotland back in 1815 to Hugh and Helen.  In 1820, the family moved to Kingston, Canada.  In 1829, his father was appointed a magistrate for the Midland District west of Kingston.  When he was 10 the family sent him to Midland District Grammar School.  He stayed until he reached 15 and left.  He started studying law travelling by steamboat to Toronto he passed the examination set by The Law Society of Upper Canada.  He was a promising student, and in the summer of 183, he managed the Mackenzie office.  Later that year he was sent to manage the law office of a Mackenzie cousin who had fallen ill.  He was called to the bar in 1836.  One of his earliest clients was Eliza Grimason who sought his advice concerning a shop for he...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Eugene Bennett Fluckey was born in Washington, D.C. back in 1913. He graduated from Wester High School when he was 15.  He was a member of the Boy Scouts achieving the rank of Eagle Scout.  He prepared for the Naval Academy at Columbian Preparatory School in Washington. He entered the United States Naval Academy in 1931, graduating as an Ensign in 1935.His first tour of duty was aboard the battleship USS Nevada.  He reported for instruction at the Submarine School, New London, Connecticut in December of 1938, in just of 1941 he was assigned to the submarine USS Bonita.In 1944, he reported to the Commander Submarine Force, Pacific Fleet.  He established himself as one of the greatest submarine skippers, credited with the most tonnage sunk by a U.S. Naval skipper of World War II:  17 ship...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Frank Luke Jr. was born in Phoenix, Arizona Territory back in 1897. While growing up he excelled in sports, working in copper mines and participating in bare-knuckle boxing matches.  When the United States entered into World War I he enlisted in the Aviation Section, U.S. Signal Corps on September 25, 1917.He received pilot training in Texas and California.  After graduation, he was commissioned a second lieutenant in 1918.   He was deployed to France and in July of 1918 was assigned to the 27th, Aero Squadron.  He was arrogance and had tendencies to fly alone, disobeying orders.  However, the standing orders was to destroy German observation balloons.  He continually volunteered to attack those important targets.  Between September 2 and 29th he was credited with shooting down 14 Germa...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Alfred Lucas was born in Chorlton-upon Medlock, Manchester, England back in 1867 to Joshua and Sarah.  He studied chemistry in London at the Royal School of Mines and the Royal College of Science.  After graduation, he worked for eight years as an assistant chemist at the Government Laboratory in London.In 1897, he was diagnosed with tuberculosis moving to Egypt a year later where he made a complete recovery.  She served as a chemist with the Egyptian civil service for the rest of his career.  In 1923, he planned to retire however he accepted the position of Consulting Chemist to the Antiquities Service and later of honorary consulting chemist, which he held until his death in 1945, he was 78.What you may not know about Alfred is that he is best known for being part of Howard Carter’s t...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Harry Love was born in Vermont circa 1810, he left home at an early age to be a sailor.  Ending up in Texas he fought in the Mexican-American War with the U.S. Army.  By 1846, he served as a scout, an army express rider and led an exploration up the Rio Grande.  By 1850, he joined the California Gold Rush but was unsuccessful in the mines.  He wound up being a Deputy Sheriff in Santa Barbara, California.  By 1852, he was working as a bounty hunter.  In 1853, California Governor John Bigler started the California Rangers placing Harry as the commander.  By order of the governor he gave Harry specific order to capture or kill Joaquin Murrieta.  On the morning of July 25, 1853 near Monterey four men were killed, two captured and three escaped.  One of the men killed was Murrieta, assuring ...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Jacob Lumbrozo was born in Lisbon, Portugal his exact date of birth is unknown. He was a physician and farmer by trade.  He moved to Holland and then to Maryland arriving is 1656.  At the time of his arrival he was the only physician in Maryland.  In 1663, he was given letters with them containing certain privileges, enabling him to take up land under the liberal terms established.He appeared as a witness in a lawsuit in 1657, and served as a juror in 1663.  In 1665, he was granted a commission to trade with Native Americans.  He amassed considerable wealth both in real and personal property.  In 1658, he was arrested under the provisions of the so-called Toleration Act of 1649, for blasphemy: that is, for the denial of the doctrine of the Trinity.  He was given amnesty ten days later. ...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Paula Vanessa Llewellyn was born in Kingston, Jamaica to Clinton and Mavis.  She attended St. George’s Primary school and St. Hugh’s High School.  After graduation she attended the University of the West Indies at Mona and Norman Manley Law School. She finished her internship in Antigua.Afterwards she returned to Jamaica working as court clerk at the Saint James Parish magistrate’s court out of Montego. In 1986, she became a crown counsel in the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP).  In 1993, she was made deputy direction and senior director in 1999.  She applied through a competitive selection process administered by the Public Service Commission for being the Director of Public Prosecutions in 2008.  She was given the position making her the first woman to hold that po...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Louis Burton Lindley Jr., was born in Kingsburg, California back in 1919 to Louis Sr., and Sally.  In his youth he was an excellent horse rider, but did not like the dairy business his father was in, so he made a few dollars by riding broncos and roping steers.  He graduated from Hanford High School in Hanford, California and was a member of the Future Farmers of America.During WWII he enlisted in the United States Army Air Force, when the recruited asked what his profession was he responded “Rodeo” but the recruited wrote “radio”, thus he spent his entire enlistment at a radio station in the American Midwest.Because of his country drawl he was recruited to the movie industry which gained him a role in the Western Rocky Mountain (1950).  Appearing in many westerns he played both villain...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Clarence Walton Lillehei was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota back in 1918 to Clarence and Elizabeth.  He attended West High School graduating in 1935.  After graduation, he attended the University of Minnesota earing 4 degrees including a B.S. (with distinction) in 1939, his M.D. (alpha Omega Alpha) in 1942, his M.S. in physiology in 1951, and his Ph.D. in surgery in 1951.He trained more than 150 cardiac surgeons from 40 nations.  In 1967, he was appointed to the Lewis Atterbury Stimson professor and chairman of the surgery department at Cornell Medical Center, New York.  He returned to St. Paul, Minnesota in 1975, where he became the director of medical affairs at St. Jude Medical.  He died in 1999, he was 80.What you may not know about Clarence is that he was the surgeon who pioneered ...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Jeff W. Lichtman was born in Salt Lake City, Utah back in 1951.  He received a BA from Bowdoin College inn 1973.  Continuing his education, he received an MD and a PhD from Washington University in St. Louis.  He completed his postdoctoral work at Harvard Medical School, establishing his lab at Washington University conducting research there for 30 years.In 2004, he was appointed Jeremy R. Knowles Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology at Harvard University. In 2013, he was named the Professor at Santiago Ramon y Cajal which is a five-year appointment.  He is a faculty member within the Harvard Center for Brain Science and the Conte Center at Harvard University.What you may not know about Jeff is that he is known for his pioneering work developing what is known as Brainbow, that is...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Fielding Lewis was born at Warner Hall, in Gloucester County, Colony of Virginia back in 1725 to John and Frances.  His mother died in 1731.  He worked for his father, at a retail store taking it over in the 1750’s.  he was a successful merchant before the American Revolutionary War.  During the war he was appointed as Commissary General of Munitions.In 1769, he started construction of a large Georgian mansion which was completed in 1775.  It contained some of the most refined colonial interiors of any surviving mansion.  It has been designated a National Historic Landmark and is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  He died in 1781, he was 56.What you may not know is that he was the brother-in-law to someone you may have heard of, George Washington.Your day is worth...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Rosemary Lehmberg was born in Tyler, Texas back in 1949.  She graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Natural Sciences.   She continued her education where she graduated with a J.D. from Saint Mary’s University School of Law in San Antonio.  After graduation, she ran a private practice until 1976.That same year she started working for the DA’s office in Travis County.  Working as a trial attorney in the 167th District Court being promoted multiple times, she headed the specialized legal division.  In 1988, she became the Director of the Family Justice Division.  She was the First Assistant District Attorney from 1997 to 2009.In 2013she was arrested for DWI with a blood alcohol level of .239, three times the legal limit.  The result of the arrest caused her to l...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Nicolas Leblanc was born in Ivoy-le-Pré, France back in 1742.  His father died in 1751, he was sent to Bourges to live with Dr. Bien, a close family friend.  Dr. Bien died in 1759.  Shortly after his death Nicolas enrolled in the College of Surgeons in Paris to study medicine.  He graduated with a master’s degree in surgery.  After graduation he opened a medical practice.  In 1780, he accepted a position as the private physician to the household of Louis Philip II, Duke of Orleans.  In 1775, the French Academy of Sciences offered a prize for a substance that could be produced from salt.  By 1791, he had succeeded, the prize was awarded to Nicolas.  In a plant he was able to produce 320 tons of the product.Now, I’m sure you want to know what he discovered, well he discovered how to manuf...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Thelma Adele Patten Law was born in Huntsville, Texas back in 1900 to Mason and Pauline.  She graduated from Booker T. Washington High School in 1917 as valedictorian.  In 1923, she graduated from Howard University with a medical degree.  The following year she earned her medical license.  She set up her first practice in Houston at the Odd Fellows Temple in 1924.  In 1940, she became the president of the Lone Star Medical Association.  She died in 1968, she was 67.What you may not know about Thelma is that she was the first African American woman admitted to the Harris County Medical Society.Your day is worthwhile when you make someone smile, so give the free gift of a smile today.
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
François Lecoq de Boisbaudran was born in Cognac, France back in 1838 to Paul and Anne Louise.  His mother being well educated taught him history and foreign languages, including English.  He attended École Polytechnique where he studied the books assigned in its courses.  He was a self-taught scientist.With the help of his family he assembled a modest chemical laboratory on the second floor of their home.  His main interest was the phenomenon of supersaturation, in which substances can exist in solution in higher concentrations than is possible under normal conditions.  Possibly caused by his experiments his health failed and he died in 1912, he was 74.What you may not know about Mr. Boisbaudran is that he is responsible for contributing thee elements into the Periodic table those were...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Catherine Bosley Allen was born in Nashville, Tennessee to H.W. and Minta Allen back in 1896.  Her family moved to Brooklyn, New York when she was a child.  She graduated from Howard University and Columbia University.  She was fluent in French and could read German.  In 1921, she married Benton R. Latimer, he worked as an accountant for the United States Post Office.In 1920, she was hired as a substitute librarian assistant, later she transitioned to being a full-time librarian by the end of 1920.  She worked there for 26 years, retiring in 1946 due to ill health and poor eyesight.  What you may not know about Catherine is that she was the first New York Public Library’s African-American librarian.  She was instrumental in forming the library’s Division of Negro History, Literature and...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
William Larimer Jr. was born in Circleville, Pennsylvania back in 1809.  I do not have any information about his childhood, parents etc.  What I can tell you about him is that he made his first fortune in the railroad industry in Pittsburgh.  In the 1850’s he became a land speculator in the Kansas Territory where he founded a homestead in Leavenworth.  In 1858 he arrived at a hill overlooking Cherry Creek and the South Platte River.  He staked out his claim by laying cottonwood logs alone a square-mile parcel of land on the hill.  In 1860, he moved back to Kansas where he served as state senator from 1867 to 1870, he retired to his family farm in Leavenworth, Kansas where he died in 1875.Getting back to Cherry Creek, maybe you’ve heard of the town he started Denver. Colorado?  Your day ...
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