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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
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Jennie Louise Blanchard was born in Waterloo, New York back in 1856.  She graduated from Buffalo Central High School in 1874. She wed Robert in 1881, that union produced one son Charles in 1883.  She was the first woman to purchase a woman’s bicycle when they went on sale in Buffalo.  In 1876, sh...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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Howard Blackburn was born in Port Medway, Nova Scotia back in 1859. When he turned 18 he moved to Massachusetts where he found work as a fisherman for the Gloucester, Massachusetts fishing company. In 1883, he was on a schooner when a winter storm hit, at the time he and another fisherman were in...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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Thornton Blackburn was born in Mason County, Kentucky back in 1812, growing up in Washington, Kentucky. Because he was a black man he was sold ending up in Louisville, Kentucky. He escaped with his wife Lucy in 1831, making their way to Michigan. The two were arrest two years later however Lucy w...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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Thora Maria Fredrika Hildegard Bjorck (say that five times fast) was born in Bro, Varmland, Sweden back in 1847 to Carl and Anna. Her mother died when she was four and her father died in 1869 when she was twenty-two. She graduated from Nya Elementar-school in Stockholm in 1872, entering the Uppsa...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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Charles Billings was born in Weathersfield, Vermont back in 1834 to Ethan and Clarissa. He apprenticed at Robbins and Lawrence as a machinist. In 1856 when he was 21 he moved to Hartford, Connecticut to work for the Colt Armory as a die sinker and tool maker. While there he became their expert on...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
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Glen William Bell Jr., was born in Lynwood, California back in 1923. After graduating from the San Bernardino High School in 1941 he joined the United States Marine Corps serving as a cook during WWII. After being discharged he opened up his first hot dog stand in San Bernardino in 1948. In 1952,...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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Mieczyslaw Gregory Bekker was born in Strzyzow, Poland back in 1905. I do not have any information as to who his parents were or his early childhood. What I can tell you is in 1929, he graduated from the Warsaw Technical University. After graduation, he worked for the Polish Ministry of Military ...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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Trevor Baylis was born in Kilburn, London, England back in 1937 to Cecil and Gladys. He attended the North Primary and Dormers Wells Secondary Modern School. After graduation, he worked for the Soil Mechanics Laboratory in Southall. He joined the Army in 1959, as a physical-training instructor wi...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
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Basil Mott was born in Leicester, England back in 1859. He attended the International School in Switzerland and at the Royal School of Mines. After graduation, he found work as a mining engineer with the Neston Colliery Co. in Cheshire. In 1886, he joined the staff at the City & South London Rail...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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William Barton was born in Philadelphia, in the Province of Pennsylvania back in 1754 to Thomas and Esther. He grew up in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, with the outbreak of the American War of Independence he went to England to study heraldry. He returned to Pennsylvania in 1779 where he was admitted ...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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Barnes Neville was born in Ripley, Derbyshire back in 1887 to Charles and Edith. Attending school first at Christ’s Hospital and then at Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ Grammar School. He left at 17 to start working at Thames Engineering Works then to J. Samuel White’s shipbuilders on the Isle of Wrig...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
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John H. Balsley was born in Connellsville, Fayette County, Pennsylvania back in 1823 to George and Sarah. His father was a carpenter by trade, so it was only right that he followed in his father’s footsteps, which of course he did. In the borough of Connellsville in 1825, a new borough office was...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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Earl Elmer was born in Columbia Heights, Minnesota back in 1924. He was a self-described “nerd”. Being self-described as such he invented a rudimentary electroshock weapon while in school to fend off bullies. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering in 1948 for the University of ...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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Clara Gregory Baer was born in Algiers, Louisiana back in 1863 to Hamilton and Ellen. She graduated from high school in Louisville, Kentucky, enrolling at the Emerson School of Oratory, the Boston School of Expression and the Posse Normal School of Physical Education in Boston. After graduation, ...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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Francis William was born in Harborne, England back in 1877 to William and Fanny. After finishing high school at Harborne Vicarage he enrolled in Mason College. He received a scholarship to the University of Birmingham, graduating in 1910 with a Bachelor’s in Applied/Pure Science and a Doctorate i...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
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Emik Avakian was born in Tabriz, Persia back in 1924. He was born with a severe case of cerebral palsy however this did not affect his cognitive abilities. The family moved several times seeking medical assistance for him. They finally settled in New York City where he became a naturalized citize...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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Blanche Ames was born in Lowell, Massachusetts back in 1878 to Adelbert and Blanche.  She attended the Rogers Hall School in Lowell.  She earned a B.A. in Art History from Smith College in 1899.  In 1900, she married Oakes Ames (no relation) so she was then Blanche Ames Ames, I found that interes...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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Juana Navarro was born in San Antonio de Bexar. While her exact birthdate is not known she was baptized on December 28, 1812. Her mother died in 1831, she was adopted by her cousin Ursula. In 1832, she married Alejo who was a relative of the family which had founded Victoria, Texas.She was at the...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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Samuel Alderson was born in Cleveland, Ohio back in 1914, shortly after his birth the family moved to southern California. Apparently, he was a bright young man as he graduated from high school at 15. He continued his education at the University of California, Berkeley but he did not complete his...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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William Adams was born in Gillingham, Kent, England back in 1564. His father died when he was young so he went to work at a shipyard. He spent twelve years learning shipbuilding, astronomy and navigation before joining the Royal Navy.He served under Sir Francis Drake seeing battle with the Spanis...

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