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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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Walter Marvin was born in San Bernardino, California back in 1889. In the 1920’s he was somewhat a successful farmer just making it by. However, this changed and thus he goes down in the history books, so let’s get to it.His fortune changed when he nursed some abandoned berry plants back to healt...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 13
Glen Rollin was born in Twin Falls, Idaho in 1898, his wife Bessie Louise was born in Parkersburg, West Virginia in 1905. The couple met on a passenger ship in 1927. They married in 1928.For their honeymoon they decided to go on an adventure through the Grand Canyon in a boat. Glenn was and exper...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 16
Samuel Leeds was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania back in 1841 to John and Rebecca. In 1861 the family moved to Cinnaminson Township, New Jersey. He married Sarah Hooton Roberts in 1866.During his lifetime, he was awarded almost 300 patents for a wide range of farming machinery, fertilizer dril...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 16
Ishi was born circa 1861 in California however, there is no official documentation of his real date of birth.  In 1865, his family was attacked in the Three Knolls Massacre killing almost most of the tribe.For the next 44 years Ishi and his family hid in the California wilderness.  During the Cal...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 18
Ann Smith was born in Boston, Massachusetts back in 1696. History has lost who her parents were, where she went to school and all the other interesting facts I write about. However, they are not in play for the rest of the story.She married James around 1723, the union produced 5 children of whic...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 15
Karl Guthe was born in Norman, Oklahoma back in 1905 to Cyril and Nellie. He attended college at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. After getting his BS in physics he worked for bell Telephone Laboratories in Holmdel, New Jersey.His job assignment was investigating the sources of static that wo...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 17
Sidney Farber was born in Buffalo, New York back in 1903 to Simon and Matilda. Graduating from State University of New York in 1923 he traveled to Freiburg, Germany in 1926, moving back to the United States entering Harvard Medical School in 1927.After graduation, he was appointed to Children’s H...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 18
Martha Wright was born in Pierce City, Missouri back in 1912. After attending public schools, she went on to the University of Missouri earning B.A. continuing her education, she graduated from the University of Michigan Law School in 1940.After graduation, she worked in private practice, for the...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 16
Daniel Baird was born in Worcester, Massachusetts back in 1825 to Rufus and Betsey. His father was a farmer and manufactured wooden plows. Daniel worked on the farm, attending public schools until he was 18.When he turned 18 he started working with his brother Edwin as an apprentice. Of course, t...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 15
Powell Weaver was born in White County, Tennessee back in 1797. He started working for the Hudson Bay Company as a young man. In 1830, he travelled to the Rocky Mountains on a trapping expedition. That adventure took him to Taos, New Mexico which he used as a base for this trapping and trading.Am...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 16
Crispus Attucks was born in Framingham, Massachusetts back in circa 1723. Speculation is that his father was Prince Younger, his mother was Nanny Peterattucks however, it is just that mere speculation. Over the decades historians have argued whether he was a Native American slave, freeman, mercha...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 13
Edwin Holmes was born in West Boylston, Massachusetts back in 1820 to Thomas and Sally.   He started in business selling household items and entrepreneur. In 1853, he applied and received a patent for something that had never been thought of before, which of course is the rest of the story.Initia...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 13
Lawrence Joshua was born in Brewer, Maine back in 1828 to Joshua and Sarah. He was very involved in his church, singing in the choir. Entering Bowdoin College in 1848 he learned to red ancient Greek and Latin. While he suffered from a speech impediment he graduated in 1852.Apparently, the speech ...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 17
Emilia Plater was born in Vilnius, Russian Empire back in 1806 to Franciszek and Anna. Her parents divorced when she was 9. She moved in with some relatives who provided her with a well-rounded education.In 1823, one of her cousins was forcibly conscripted into the Imperial Russian Army, thus it ...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 16
This one is going to be short compared to my normal blogs. Joseph Buford was an inventor and wealthy business man. Reaching only the fifth grade I do not know if he even completed it. I have no data as to his place of birth, parents or which school he attended. What I can tell you of course is th...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 16
Polly Baca was born in Weld County, Colorado back in 1941 to Jose and Leda.  When she was 3 the family moved to Greeley, Colorado.  She graduated from the Colorado State University with a Bachelor of Arts in political science.She joined the “Young Democrats” of the university as a volunteer for c...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 20
The year was 1360 during the Hundred Year’s War. King Edward III of England led his army of 10,000 men to the gates of Paris. There were many noblemen who was also there. They were met by the defenders of Paris led by Dauphine of France. The English could not breach the defenses, so after a week ...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 16
Sandor was born in Sklabina, Slovakia back in 1879. His family emigrated to Chicago when he was five. As a young man, he was an amateur boxer fighting under the name of “Dan Donnelly”.   He won several amateur championships at the Chicago Athletic Association.His first real job was selling newspa...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 11
Frances was born in Bedfordshire, England back in 1609/10 (no record of exactly when) to Lewis and Elizabeth. I don’t know her upbringing, schools she attended or much of anything else except for the rest of the story. Anyway, she married William with whom she had four children. William died at a...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 13
Today I’m writing about Paddy. I can’t tell you the whole story as it would take a week’s posting due to my word limit. He was born in Newtownards, County Down, Ireland back in 1915. Attending Regent House Grammar School and then off to Queen’s University at Belfast where he studied law.Just prio...

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