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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
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Caleb was born in Chinquapin, North Carolina back in 1867. Not much is written about his childhood or parents so we’ll move on. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and went on to the University of Maryland School of Medicine.He had to drop out because of his father’s business going bankrupt. He returned to North Carolina where he taught school for a little while. He opened up a drug store in New Bern. A thought crossed his mind having training in the mixing of different ingredients to make prescriptions he set out to make something different.After several attempts he was ready to give his mixture a try however, he needed someone to try it out. Hmm, who could he use to see if the mixture actually would aid in one’s digestion. Well in steps James King his ass...
By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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Roy Boehm was born in Brooklyn, New York back in 1924. At the tender age of 17 he enlisted in the United States Navy. He became a diver and saw action in the Pacific theater during WWII. He first served aboard the USS Duncan a Gleaves-class destroyer. The ship entered Pearl Harbor for last minute repairs and refitting before going out to sea. His first assignment was to help recover munitions and body’s from the Pearl Harbor attack.He was assigned with salvaging the sunken USS Arizona. He confessed the recovering of dead sailors so distressing. He served in one of the largest “all surface” sea engagement of the war the Battle of Cape Esperance at Guadalcanal. His ship the USS Duncan received fifty-eight shell hits at point blank range before going down. Shrapnel was embedded in his head...
By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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Hey baby I'm here to tell you about yourself You ain't nothin' but a hound dog, scratchin' all the time You ain't nothin' but a hound dog baby, scratchin' all the time You ain't caught no rabbits you ain't no friend of mine.Do you remember those lyrics made famous by none other than Elvis Presley? If you’re young, old or somewhere in-between you’ve probably familiar with the lyrics and beat. As I’m writing this I can still hear it with that voice of Presley. He recorded the song back in 1956. It was the longest-running #1 hit (11 weeks).However, do you know the rest of the story? Well Willie Mae Thornton actually recorded that song 4 years earlier. Let me tell you about her. She was born in Ariton, Alabama. Her father was a minister and her mother was a singer.   I’ll get right to the p...
By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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 I hope this works.If this works it will be a first for me. Today is Tuesday August 2nd, We have a flight to catch at 06:05 AM. That means we need to be at the airport around 04:00 which also means we have to get up around 3AM. I don’t know how much time I’ll have to comment this morning or even if I can have the time to write a blog. So I’m writing this one early to let you know if I missed you this morning I’m about 5 miles above the ground travelling at around 500 MPH headed home. I need to get back to work so I can recover from this vacation. Right now we’re in Brookings Oregon, I’m looking out our beach side sliding glass doors listening to the Pacific Ocean waves hitting the shore, the sights, sound and smells are wonderful. We should touch down in NW Arkansas after a two-hour lay...
By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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Robert Abbe was born in New Your City back in 1851. He received his education at the College of the City of New York and Columbia University receiving his MD in 1874. From 1877 and 1884 he served as surgeon and professor of surgery at the New York Hospital and the New York Babies Hospital. He is credited with the (lip switch flap), I’ve looked this up and found it interesting just before breakfast….Anyway onward we go. The plastic surgical laboratory at St. Luke’s Hospital in New York is named for him. He lectured on the subject of surgery and was a fellow of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia as well as being Vice-President of the Academy of Medicine. He treated Marie Curie and has many photos of her during her treatment with radium. He introduced the practice of using radiation...
By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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Edward Acheson was born in Washington, Pennsylvania back in 1856. He attended the Bellefonte Academy for three years, this being all the formal education he received. At 16 after the death of his father he worked as a surveying assistant to help support this family.In the evening hours his time was devoted to scientific pursuits-primarily electrical one. in 1880 he attempted to see a battery of his design to Thomas Edison. Edison recognizing his talents wound up hiring him on the spot. In 1884 he left Edison and became a supervisor at a plant competing with Edison for the manufacture electric lamps.He still continued his nightly experiments which resulted in him gaining 70 patents, all of them relating to abrasives, graphite products, reduction of oxides, and refractories. BTW you may h...
By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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Thanks for stopping by and taking time out of your day to read my post. My intent is to put a smile on your face. Hopefully you’ll go away with some information you may have forgotten about or did not know. Now sit back and enjoy the post for the day.Claude Schaeffer was born in Shamokin. Pennsylvania back in 1894. He received his medical degree from Johns Hopkins and in 1924 became the surgical resident at the Case Western Reserve University. He remained there until his death. It is however, what he accomplished there that will forever go down in the history books. Let me tell you about his accomplishments, if you have a minute or two. His first accomplishment was developing a technique to implant some pectoral muscle in the pericardium, which provided additional source of circulation....
By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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Thanks for stopping by and taking time out of your day to read my post. My intent is to put a smile on your face. Hopefully you’ll go away with some information you may have forgotten about or did not know. Now sit back and enjoy the post for the day.Phillip Paul was born in Clearfield County, Pennsylvania back in 1838. His Father Isaac with a practicing Methodist who taught Phillip to pray daily and to have a passion for music. In 1847 they moved to Espeyville, Pennsylvania. He was 10 years old when he first heard a piano, at 11 he left home to make his own living.He worked in timber camps and sawmills. While working he also received his education. At 17 he finished his requirements to teach and in 1856 he became a schoolmaster at Hartsville, New York. He loved music and borrowed $30.0...
By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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Thanks for stopping by and taking time out of your day to read my post. My intent is to put a smile on your face. Hopefully you’ll go away with some information you may have forgotten about or did not know. Now sit back and enjoy the post for the day.George Emory was born in Downieville, California back in 1855 to Milton and Amanda. He grew up during the California Gold Rush, when he was 12 his parents went him to Pennsylvania to attend a private school. He returned two years later and attended the California Military Academy and then on to the University of California at Berkeley. He accepted an appointment to the United States Naval Academy arriving in 1872. He was dismissed from the Naval Academy for hitting another midshipman.He moved to Meadville, Pennsylvania where he attended Woo...
By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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Thanks for stopping by and taking time out of your day to read my post. My intent is to put a smile on your face. Hopefully you’ll go away with some information you may have forgotten about or did not know. Now sit back and enjoy the post for the day.Anne Dudley was born in Northampton, England back in 1612 (I remember that year well) anyway she was the daughter of Thomas and Dorothy. The family was wealthy therefore she was a well-educated woman for her time. When she was 16 she married Simon and they moved to American aboard the Arbella. They arrived in Salem, Massachusetts on June 14th, 1630. They did not stay long before moving to found “the City on the Hill,” later called Boston, Massachusetts. It wasn’t long before they moved again to what is now Cambridge, Massachusetts.When she ...
By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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Maratha JaneThanks for stopping by and taking time out of your day to read my post.  My intent is to put a smile on your face.  Hopefully you’ll go away with some information you may have forgotten about or did not know.  Now sit back and enjoy.Martha was born in Princeton, Missouri back in 1852 to Robert and Charlotte. In 1865 the family moved to Virginia City, Montana. In 1866 her mother died of pneumonia. They moved again the same year to Salt Lake City, Utah where a year later her father did. At the tender age of 14 Martha took charge of her five younger siblings, she loaded them up once more and settled in Piedmont, Wyoming. Once there she took whatever jobs she could find. She was a dishwasher, cook, waitress, dance-hall girl, nurse and she also drove an oxen team. Quite an accomp...
By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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Frank WhittleThanks for stopping by and taking time out of your day to read my post.  My intent is to put a smile on your face.  Hopefully you’ll go away with some information you may have forgotten about or did not know.  Now sit back and enjoy.Frank was born in Earlsdon, Coventry, England back in 1907 to Moses and Sara.  He attended school at Leamington College for Boys, however after due to a faltering business ran by his father he had to quit.  He then devoted himself to being an engineer and mechanic.   However, here is the rest of the story.  In January 1923 he passed the RAF (Royal Air Force) entrance exam with high marks however it was short lived as he did not pass the medical exam.  Standing only 5’0” and having a small chest he started a regiment of training and eating.  He t...
By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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Charles Maurice Thanks for stopping by and taking time out of your day to read my post.  My intent is to put a smile on your face.  Hopefully you’ll go away with some information you may have forgotten about or did not know.  Now sit back and enjoy.Charles was born in Paris back in 1754 to Daniel and Alexandrine.  Due to an accident at four he walked with a limp which kept him from joining the military.  His nickname was “the lame devil”.  He attended the College d’Harcort and the seminary of Stain-Sulpice until he was twenty-one.  He was ordained a priest in 1779 and became an Agent-General of the Clergy, a representative of the Catholic Church to the French Crown.  In 1789 he was appointed as Bishop of Autun.  during the French Revolution he participated in the writing of the Declarat...
By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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 Louis Aston MarantzThanks for stopping by and taking time out of your day to read my post.  My intent is to put a smile on your face.  Hopefully you’ll go away with some information you may have forgotten about or did not know.  Now sit back and enjoy.Louis was born in Jamaica back in 1923 to Aston and Rosalind.  I have no history of his childhood, however at 17 he emigrated to the United States.  He attended Columbia University.  He served in WWII as a member of the 101st Airborne Division and fought in France, the Netherland, Belgium and Germany.  After the war he continued his education at the University of Paris before returning to the U.S.  So you may wonder who I’m writing about today well he is better known as Louis Simpson.  After returning to the U.S. he eventually graduated f...
By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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Jorge Mario Pedro Vargas LiosaThanks for stopping by and taking time out of your day to read my post.  My intent is to put a smile on your face.  Hopefully you’ll go away with some information you may have forgotten about or did not know.  Now sit back and enjoy.I am not going to write his whole name in this post, so I’ll just refer to him as Jorge.  He was born in the Peruvian provincial city of Arequipa back in 1936 to Ernesto and Dora.  Shortly before he was born his father and mother separated, as he was growing up he was led to believe his father had died.  He first met his father when he was ten.  At 14 his father sent him to the Leoncio Prado Military Academy in Lima.  At 16 he left the school and worked as an amateur journalist for the local newspapers.  In 1953 he enrolled in L...
By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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Maxwell Henry AronsonThanks for stopping by and taking time out of your day to read my post.  My intent is to put a smile on your face.  Hopefully you’ll go away with some information you may have forgotten about or did not know.  Now sit back and enjoy.It is going to be delight to write this blog today, stay tuned and you’ll know why.  Maxwell Henry Aronson was born in Little Rock, Arkansas back in 1880 to Henry and Esther.  His family moved just a little southeast of Little Rock when he was three to Pine Bluff, Arkansas.  When he was eight the family moved to St. Louis MO.  At 18 he moved to New York City and appeared in vaudeville.  Getting the bug for acting is the rest of the story.He had three different roles in the early motion picture “The Great Train Robbery.  Of course he star...
By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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Frederick McKinleyThanks for stopping by and taking time out of your day to read my post.  My intent is to put a smile on your face.  Hopefully you’ll go away with some information you may have forgotten about or did not know.  Now sit back and enjoy.Frederick was born in Cincinnati, Ohio back in 1893.  At nine he found himself an orphan.  I do not have any record of who his parents were or what happened to them.  Anyway he was raised by a priest in Kentucky and left school and the rectory when he was in the sixth grade.  At eleven he returned to Cincinnati where we worked as a cleaning boy and at age 14 he was an automobile mechanic.  Back then it was not uncommon for people not to have a formal education, however Frederick taught himself to read.  He moved to Hallock, Minnesota where ...
By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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Antoine-GermainThanks for stopping by and taking time out of your day to read my post.  My intent is to put a smile on your face.  Hopefully you’ll go away with some information you may have forgotten about or did not know.  Now sit back and enjoy.Antoine was born in Oloron-Sainte-Marie back in 1777 to Francois and Christine.  I have no record of his childhood but what I can tell you of course is the rest of the story.  He spent over 2 years as a pupil of a pharmacist before being drafted into the army.  He was promoted to battlefield sergeant.  While in the army he became a pharmacist-in-chief of a military hospital.  He was discharged from the military in 1795 after recovering from a bout with typhus.   Might as well tell you know I’m writing about Antoine-Germain Labarraque.  After h...
By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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Leo SzilardThanks for stopping by and taking time out of your day to read my post.  My intent is to put a smile on your face.  Hopefully you’ll go away with some information you may have forgotten about or did not know.  Now sit back and enjoy.Leo was born in Budapest February 11, 1898 to Louis and Tekla.  From 1908 to 1916 he attended Realiskola high school. He was notified he had been drafted for WWI but was able to continue his studies.  He enrolled as an engineering student at Palatine Joseph Technical University.  In 1917 he joined the Autro-Hungarian Army’s 4th Mountain Artillery Regiment.  In 1918 just before his deployment to the front he fell ill with the Spanish Influenza.  He was discharged in 1918 shortly after the war having never fought in a battle.  He went back to school...
By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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Marian AdamThanks for stopping by and taking time out of your day to read my post.  My intent is to put a smile on your face.  Hopefully you’ll go away with some information you may have forgotten about or did not know.  Now sit back and enjoy.Marian was born in Bromberg, German Empire back in 1905 to Jozef and Matyida.  My research doesn’t tell me what school he attended except that he studied mathematics in Poznan University.  In 1929 before graduating he began attending a secret cryptology course which opened in January. The course was conducted off-campus at a military facility.  Anyway more of this to follow.  He graduated with a Master of Philosophy degree in mathematics.  In 1930 he began teaching a mathematics course at Poznan University, he also began to work part-time for the ...

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