Rogers, AR Real Estate News

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Harry Chandler was born in Landaff, New Hampshire back in 1864 to Moses and Emma. While attending Dartmouth College on a dare, he jumped into a vat of starch, leading him with a case of severe pneumonia. He left Dartmouth and moved to Los Angeles. He found employment working in the fruit fields.He soon started a small delivery company which also became responsible for delivering the city’s morning newspapers. The publisher of The Los Angeles Times hired him as the Times general manager. He wound up marring the publisher’s daughter Marian in 1894, that union produced six children. When her father died he took over as the publisher of the Times. For three straight years the Times lead all other American newspaper in advertising space and in the number of classified ads.He was involved in ...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
George Cayley was born in Scarborough, England back in 1773. In 1779, he started a project that is still used to this day, more in a moment. He represented the Whig party as a Member of Parliament from 1832 to 1835. In 1835, he helped in founding the UK’s first Polytechnic Institute, now the University of Westminster, serving as the chairman for many years. He was a founding member of the British Association for the Advancement of Science. When his father died he inherited Brompton Hall and Wydale Hall.What you may not know about George is that he developed the self-righting lifeboats, tension-spoke wheels (AKA caterpillar tractors), automatic signals for railway crossing, seat belts to name a few.   However, what he is most noted for is aviation. He identified the four main components ...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Charles Draper was born in San Gabriel, California back in 1901. When he was 18 he joined the Army, in 1921 he had already been promoted to sergeant. He was selected to attend the United States Military Academy graduating in 1926. After graduation, he served in the Philippines and Shanghai. In 1942, he had advanced through the ranks, as a colonel he took command of the 116th Infantry shortly before it sailed to England. His command was alongside of the 1st Infantry and the 16th Infantry to land on Omaha beach on D-Day.   If you’ve seen Saving Private Ryan the opening scene depicts the conditions under which Charles regiment landed on the Dog Green sector. A Sergeant Bob Slaughter remembers Charles screaming at soldiers to move off the beach and go kill Germans. Don McCarthy remembers Ch...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
William Arthur was born in Ware, Massachusetts back in 1848. When he was a teenager he was throwing clam shells when he had an epiphany, which would later serve him well. At 17 he made his professional baseball debut with the Excelsior baseball club of Brooklyn. His first game was on August 14th, 1866. Just ten days later he led his team to a 24-2 win against the Newark Eureka’s.He continued to play for the Excelsior’s from 1868 to 1871. He stood 5’9” and weighed in at a hefty 120 pounds. From 1872 to 1877 he pitched for the New York Mutuals, Baltimore Canaries, Philadelphia White Stocking and the Hartford Dark Blues. He won between 28 to 35 games in each of the seasons. He left the National League to become the President of the new International Association for Professional Base Ball P...
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By Nicky Dou, The BEST REAL ESTATE AGENT in Northwest Arkansas
(Keller Williams Market Pro Realty)
 WELCOME TO BENT TREE in Rogers, AR! 5409 Bent Tree Drive.  4 Bedrooms 3.5 baths 3-car side load garage Fenced backyard with large deck Office (or formal dining) Bonus room Tall Ceilings with wood beams Beautiful curb appeal/landscaping 3190 ht.sq.ft.  $379,900    View the 3D TOUR Bent Tree of Rogers POA WebsiteBent Tree's Facebook PageNicky Dou 479.236.3457 | nicky@nickydou.com 
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
James Calhoun was born in Cincinnati, Ohio back in 1845. At the start of the American Civil War he was in Europe, when he returned two years later he joined the Union Army. By the end of the war he had been promoted to Sergeant. In 1867, he was commissioned a second lieutenant in the infantry, where he met Margaret in 1870. The couple was married shortly thereafter.During the Battle of the Little Bighorn in Montana he was acting as temporary commander of L Company. Of course, all of you know the outcome of the battle. His second in command Lt. John Crittenden whose body was found only a few feet from his while defending a hill. Both of their bodies are interred in Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.What you may not know about James Calhoun is that his wife wa...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
William H. Calbreath was born in Detroit, Michigan back in 1850. He was a slave that was freed about 15 years before the outbreak of the Civil War. After the war, he worked as a cook in Detroit. His skills as a chief earned him a stint at New York City’s famed Delmonico’s.He spent his last years in Struthers, Ohio. Until his retirement he worked as a coal dealer. He died in 1944, he was 93.What you may not know about William is that his claim to fame was he claimed he served as the model for the original Cream of Wheat trademark from the early 1900’s to about 1925. His claim has never been officially confirmed but it has never been disputed. Your day is worthwhile when you make someone smile, so give someone the free gift of a smile today
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Miles Cahn was born in New York City, New York back in 1921 to Jacob and Fanny. He enrolled at the City College of New York, but left to serve in the United States Army’s 78th Infantry Division during WWII. After being discharged he returned to City College where he received his degree in business administration.When he graduated in 1946, he started working for the Gail Leather Products which made men’s wallets for 50.00 per week. In 1961, he purchased the Gail Leather Products renaming the store. It was his wife Lillian who suggested adding ladies’ handbags to the product line. As they say the rest is history. While the men’s wallets are still made the main focus of the company remains on the ladies’ handbags. On a personal note, while I think a handbag is a handbag I’m sure the ladies...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Charles Caldwell was born in Caswell County, North Carolina back in 1772. I have no information of who his parents were or his early childhood. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in 1796. After graduation, he practiced medicine in Philadelphia while being a lecturer at his alma mater. He was elected a member of the American Antiquarian Society in 1815. A significant number of copies of his publication survived some of which are held by the United States National Library of Medicine. In 1819, he moved to Lexington, Kentucky joining the fledgling school of medicine at Transylvania University where he turned the school into the region’s strongest. He died in 1853, he as 81.What you may not know about Charles is that in 1821, he convinced the Kentucky Genera...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
John Byrom was born in Manchester, England back in 1692. From what I’ve gathered his family was wealthy which afforded him the best education possible at the time. He attended The King’s school, Chester and Merchant Taylors’ School, London. He continued his education at Trinity College, Cambridge before going to France where he studied medicine at Montpellier.Family and friends tried to persuade him to practice medicine, but his heart just wasn’t into it, so he chose another path, more on that in a moment. John had several children but his favorite was his daughter Dorothy. It was in 1745, that he promised Dorothy that he would write her something special for Christmas. On Christmas morning, she came downstairs to discover an envelope addressed to her. With all the other presents around...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Roger Joyce was born in Springs, Transvaal, South Africa back in 1910 to Benjamin and Dorothy. He was schooled in Johannesburg, when he was 14 he went to Wellington College in Berkshire, England. In 1929, he went to Pembroke College in Cambridge to study law. In 1932, he joined the 601 Squadron Auxiliary Air Force. In 1939, he was given command of the 92nd Squadron. While flying he crash-landed in German-occupied ground becoming a prisoner of war he was sent to Dulag Luft camp near Frankfort. He escaped twice being captured both times before being sent to Stalag Luft III in 1943. He was the organizer of another escape which occurred on March 24th 1943. Seventy-six officers managed to clear the camp, he was captured again and three days later was murdered by members of the Gestaop.What y...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Ephriam Wales was born in Boston, Massachusetts back in 1806. As a young child, he was a goldbeater (hammering gold into an extremely thin unbroken sheet for use in gliding. He married Mary Ellen of Dorchester, Massachusetts in 1826. Complaining of lung problems, he moved to Concord, Massachusetts in 1836.He invented something in 1843, that would survive and thrive in the cold New England climate. By 1849, he had created over 22,000 seedlings. In 1855, he was elected to the Massachusetts House of Representatives. In 1893, he fell and went to live in the Concord Home for the Aged. He died two years later.What you may not know about Ephriam Wales Bull is that he invented was the Concord grape. Until tomorrow give someone the free gift of a smile 
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Peter Buck was born in South Portland, Maine back in 1930. He graduated from Bowdoin College in Brunswick. Continuing his education in 1952 he graduated with a master’s and doctoral degree in physics at Columbia University.From 1957 to 1978 he worked as a nuclear physicist for several companies. In 1965, he loaned a family friend Fred $1,000.00 while the friend was a student at the University of Bridgeport in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Fred took that money and sold sandwiches to help him pay his way through college. Apparently, the sandwiches were a hit as Fred opened up 16 more locations in Connecticut. In 1974, they franchised out the restaurants.    What you may not know about Peter is that the family friend was Fred DeLuca and the name of the sandwich shop was first called “Pete’s Sup...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Peter Bruner was born in Clark County, Kentucky back in 1845 into slavery. At around 10 he worked as a tanner. From what I’ve read he was a rebellious child who was beaten often. In 1864, he escaped and joined the Union Army as a free man at Camp Nelson in Kentucky serving in Company C of the 12th Regiment Heavy Artillery, as part of the United States Colored Troops.The troop was led by Colonel Andrew H. Clark, when he started he had 400 men, shortly thereafter the roster had grown to 1,500.  He served in the western and central area of Kentucky performing garrison duty.He moved to Oxford, Ohio in 1866, after being discharged. He was well liked in the community appointed “Mayor for the Day” in 1938.  He moved to Miami, Florida where he worked as a custodian and messenger.What you may no...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Dorothy Lavinia was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania back in 1914. She was placed in an orphanage in Troy, New York by her mother Edna just five months after birth. She lived there until she was 12. At 15 she ran away enrolling at the Troy High School, working for Mrs. Jarrrett. After graduating from high school, she worked as a domestic helper attending Bennett College in Greensboro, North Carolina. In 1944, she studied medicine at Meharry Medical College in Nashville. She graduated third in her calls in 1949. She completed her residency in 1954 at the Hubbard Hospital. She died in Nashville, Tennessee in 2004, she was 90.What you may not know about Dorothy Lavinia Brown is that she was the first female surgeon of African-American ancestry from the Southeastern United States, the fir...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Henry Brown was born in Louisa County, Virginia back in circa 1815 (true date of birth is not known). At 15 he was sent to work in a tobacco factory in Richmond. Born into slavery as far as I could tell he received no formal education. Henry married another slave Nancy, but their marriage was not recognized legally.His master sold Nancy and their three children, never to be seen again. He escaped his master and became well known for speaking out against slavery. In 1850, he moved to England where he married Jane Floyd a whit Cornish tin worker’s daughter in 1855. He earned a living by making the abolitionist circuit, also performing as a magician, mesmerist and conjuror. He returned to the U.S. in 1875. He died in Toronto in 1897, around the age of 81-82.What you may not know about Henr...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
George Harold was born in North Milwaukee, Wisconsin back in 1908. He attended high school in Portage, Wisconsin. He studied electrical engineering at the University of Wisconsin, Madison receiving his B.S. (1930) an M.S. (1931) and his Ph.D. in 1933. Later that year he joined RCA in Camden, New Jersey.He stayed with RCA for 39 years retiring in 1972. During his time with RCA he advanced through the ranks to be a member of the board of directors. He was a fellow of the Institute of Radio Engineers and the American Institute of Electrical Engineers. He died at his home in Princeton in 1987, after a long illness he was 79.What you may not know about George Harold Brown is that he led RCA Corporation in the development of a color television, that system is still in use to this day. He and ...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Roy Frampton Brissenden was born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina back in 1919 to Henry and Elsie. At 11 he began working in the family business, founded by his father. That was instrumental in grounding him in industry, craftsmanship and marketing. Graduating from the R.J. Reynolds High School in 1936.He joined the Army Air Corps in 1943 as a pilot and flight instructor. After being discharged in 1945, he conducted independent study into physics and avionics. He entered North Carolina State College earning a degree in Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering in 1955. Later that same year he joined the staff at (NASA). What you may not know about Roy is that he alone, designed the Docking Simulator and supervised its construction. He trained all the Apollo Mission astronauts for lunar or...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Katherine Cook was born in Michigan back in 1875. Her father was on the faculty of Michigan Agricultural College. She was home taught until she reached the age of 14 when she went to college. She graduated with a degree in agriculture becoming a well-known academic during a time when it was believed that women who received that much education harmed their reproductive abilities.After graduation, she worked as a teacher, being a devoted reader and writer throughout her life. She met and married Lyman, that union resulted in their only child Isabel. She wrote essays about child-rearing and education. Her first two articles were published in the journal New Republic. She also read the work of Carl Jung, which inspired her to learn more about psychological types.That work consumed her throu...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
William Dickson was born in Plum, Pennsylvania back in 1858 to David and Margaret. Don’t know how he did it but he began teaching school at 16, then worked briefly as a coal miner. He moved to Chicago where he worked as a teacher, lumberjack, secretary and salesman. There was no moss growing under his feet as he continued to move about. In 1884, he married Mary. It was reported that Mary’s nickname was “Rattlesnake”, as she was an expert shot, rode horses cross saddle and could match many a man in a game of poker.In 1903, he purchased a four-story mansion on 38 acres in Ottawa, Illinois. He lost interest in Chicago, using the home for social activities. As I stated before he was not one to stay at one place for any extended period of time. Wherever he travelled he started a newspaper, o...
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