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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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Emily Winifred Dickson was born in Tyone, Ireland back in 1866 to Thomas and Elizabeth. Her mother was sick for most of her childhood so she nursed her for over a year after school. She was educated at the Mrs. Byers’ Ladies Collegiate school in Belfast. At the time women were not allowed to atte...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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John Dickinson was born in Woolwich, or London England (the exact location is unknown) back in 1782 to Thomas and Frances. When he as 15 he started a seven-year apprenticeship with Messrs (that is the correct spelling) Harrison in London. In 1804, he began to trade in stationery. In 1809, he rece...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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Ted DeVita was born in Deep Creek Lake, Maryland back in 1962. His father Vincent was a doctor who diagnosed his son’s illness in 1972. He was admitted to the National Institutes of Hearth Clinical Center. At the time scientists and physicians tried all known treatments for his condition.Due to h...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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Lorna Vivian Morcombe was born in Goderich, Ontario back in 1931 to Vivian and Nora. When she was 14 the family moved to Ottawa. It was there where her love for flying took off. She obtained her private pilot license when she was 16. In 1952 while studying at Ottawa’s Carleton University she rece...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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Jeanne-Paule Marie Deckers was born in Laeken, Belgium back in 1933. Educated at a Catholic school in Brussels. She decided at an early age to join the all-girl Guides Catholiques de Belgique. At 15 she became an avid Girl Guide when he bought her first guitar to play at evening events. She conti...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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Hugh Robertson DeHaven was born in Brooklyn, New York back in 1895. He graduated from The Hill School in Pottstown, Pennsylvania. After graduation, he attended Cornell University and Columbia University. When WWI started he tried to join the US Army Air Corps but was rejected. He moved to Canada ...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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Samuel Cleland Davidson was born in County Down, Ireland back in 1846. He was educated at the Royal Belfast Academical Institution. At 15 he left to work at a Belfast civil engineering firm ran by William Hastings. In 1864, he left his job to work for his father who operated a flour mill. Later o...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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Richard E. Davis was born in Joplin, Missouri back in 1926. He graduated from Topeka High School in 1944. He was a piano child prodigy composing many jazz and blues numbers.   After graduation, he joined the U.S. Army and was discharged after the war ended. He attended Washburn University, Columb...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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Lucila Gamero Moncada was born in Danli, Honduras to Manuel and Camila. She was educated at the Colegio La Educacion. She wanted to study medicine but at the time she was prevented from doing so. Her father was a doctor so he taught her medicine. She practiced as both a physician and pharmacist, ...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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George Dawson was born in Marshall, Texas back in 1898, the first of five children of a farmer’s son and grandson and great-grandson to African-American slaves. He worked at a saw mill to help support his large family. When he turned 21 he traveled throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico.After 9 y...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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William Conan Davis was born in Waycross, Georgia back in 1926 to Kince and Laura. He would spend his summers with his maternal grandfather Jonnas a Sioux Indian at the Okefenokee Swamp. He graduated from Dasher High School in Valdosta, Georgia. He continued his education at Talladega College in ...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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Benjamin Oliver was born in Washington, D.C. back in 1877 to Louis and Henrietta. He graduated from the M Street High School. His father was a messenger for the Interior Department and his mother was a nurse. After graduation, he enlisted in the United States Army at the start of the Spanish-Amer...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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Alice Brown was born in Park Hill, Indian Territory back in 1852. She grew up near Fort Gibson, Oklahoma (not far from where I live). Anyway, her father was Dr. John Brown and her mother was Lucy, a Seminole from the Tiger Clan. She learned to speak Mikasuki and the English language.At 15, a chol...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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Robert Davidson was born in Scotland back in 1804. He was educated at Marischal College where he worked as a lab assistant to help pay for his tuition. By 1820, he set up a business selling chemicals. He was also involved in the manufacture of them. Sometime in the 1830’s, he became interested in...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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Arthur Llewelyn was born in Kirkby, Lonsdale, England back in 1863 to John and Mary. He attended Marlborough College before going to Trinity College, Cambridge. After graduation, he taught at Eton College but left to practice law. In 1889, he met Sylvia and they were engaged shortly after. They w...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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Susan Darcy was born in 1956. She joined the Boeing company in 1974 as an assistant engineer. She attended the University of Washington studying aeronautics and astronautics graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1981. In 1982, she was promoted as an instructor in the training department...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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Stanley Aaron Dashew was born in Harlem, New York back in 1916. When he was eight he collected soda pop bottles to redeem them at the local redemption center. At twelve he went door-to-door selling peaches. At fifteen he became a Hires Root Beer reseller where he sold the soda at a roadway stand....

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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 Adolf Dassler was born in Herzogenaurach, German Empire in 1900 to Christoph and Aldirdas.  At 13 he completed his formal education and was apprenticed to a baker.  Being a baker did not appeal to young Adolf but what did was his love for sporting events.  He engaged in a variety of sporting eve...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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Lydia Barrington was born in Dublin, Ireland to John and Mary back in 1728. The family moved to Philadelphia where her husband worked as a tutor and she worked as a midwife. She was a Quaker however their oldest son Charles served with the 2nd Pennsylvania Regiment of the Continental Army.During ...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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Sidney Newman Darby Jr., was born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania back in 1928. He built his first boat when he was 12 but it sank. However, he finished it and made it a home for snakes (don’t like that). When he was 20 he made something that I’m sure everyone will know when I tell you what it is (...

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