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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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William Barton was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania back in 1804 to Patrick and Hannah. He was educated by his father, attended public schools in Baltimore, Maryland before graduating from William and Mary College. After graduation, he gave a series of lectures on science at the Maryland Instit...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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Bernard John Dowling was born in County Roscommon, Ireland back in 1830. The family moved to the States in the 1840’s where he attended New York University from 1848-1849. He went on to attend the New York Medical College graduating in 1852. In 1856, he was appointed assistant surgeon in the US A...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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Helen Richey was born in McKeesport, Pennsylvania back in 1909. She graduated from McKeesport in 1927. By the time she was 20 she had learned to fly. As a side note she was one of the few girls to wear pants back then. In 1933, she partnered with Frances Marsalis setting a record by staying airbo...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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Charles Brewster was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania back in 1870. When he was four he and his brother Walter were playing in the front yard when a horse-drawn carriage pulled up. The boys were approached by two men who offered them candy and fireworks if they would take a ride with them.Of co...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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Daniel Irvin was born in Wharton County, Texas back in 1931.  The family moved to Houston, Texas where he graduated from the John H. Reagan High School in 1950.  He went on to earn his bachelor’s degree in journalism from Sam Houston State University.He worked as an Associated Press reporter in H...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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Jean-Louis was born in Peyre, Huates-Alpes, France back in 1761 to a poor family.  He worked for the Marseille observatory as a caretaker.  After a while, he gained enough experience that he assisted the astronomers with observations.  While he had very little formal education he had the canny kn...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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Louis Aime Augustin was born in Metz, France back in 1841. He studied painting and a post graduate chemistry at Leipzig University. This set forth something he will forever be written in the history books for.In 1866, he moved to Leeds, UK working for Whitley Partners a firm specializing in brass...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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Kenneth George was born in Birmingham, England back in 1934 to Harold and Ethel.  He lived with his father and stepmother in Hastings, Sussex.He worked for a circus where he learned to ice skate.  Having a taste of show business, he formed a comedy act called the Minitones, making the nightclub c...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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Mary Mason was born in Buckland, Massachusetts back in 1797. Her father died when she was 5 and her mother remarried when she was 13. Her mother moved with her new husband however, Mary stayed behind so the home and farm would stay in the family.In her spare time, she attended various school and ...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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Hanna Lindberg was born in 1865 in Sweden.  She worked as a Gofer and a milliner before opening her own hat shop in 1891.  She was active in the YMCA as well as within the women’s suffrage society.  As far as my research could go she never married and was quite wealthy in those days.  She died in...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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James Buel was born in Russellville, Arkansas back in 1933. Sorry that is all the information I have, that is except for the rest of the story.I lived on Linker Mountain between Dover and Russellville, Arkansas several decades ago. So, the area is familiar to me. I had some of the best times of m...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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James Patrick was born in Paisley, Scotland back in 1911.  The family moved to the United States in 1920.  For medical reasons he was separated at Ellis Island from his family for three and one-half days.  He had planned to be a priest however while in school he began to abuse alcohol and drugs. ...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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Arthur J. Hubbard was born in Topawa, Arizona Territory back in 1912.  He studied at the University of Arizona, he led the Navajo tribal band as a trombone player and singer.Just prior to WWII he enlisted in the United States Marine Corp.  he was an instructor for the Navajo Code Talker’s.  he tr...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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Cliff Friend was born in Cincinnati, Ohio back in 1893. He studied at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. He wanted to be a concert pianist that is until he had a three-year bout of tuberculosis.He met Harry Richman and the two moved to Los Angeles, California where the two met Al Jolson. Al en...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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Pedro Flores was born in Vintar, Ilocos Norte, Philippines back in 1896.  The family moved to the U.S. in 1915.  He attended the High School of Commerce in San Francisco, afterwards he went on to study law at the University of California, Berkley.Dropping out of school before graduation he found ...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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Amanda Reed was born in Brooke County, Virginia back in 1837. She was educated at Steubenville female seminary and in 1857 she married David.They moved several times between 1862 through 1876, some of those were in Illinois, Santa Fe, New Mexico, and San Diego, California. David was a missionary ...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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Edward Zane Carroll was born in Harpersfield, New York back in 1823. Th family moved to Bethany, Pennsylvania in 1826 and on to Philadelphia in 1834. In that same year at the tender age of 12 he ran away from home to serve on a Navy vessel. In 1838 he was commissioned as a midshipman in President...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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A soldier’s letterThe letter started out “Dear Papa”. We have all been in one fine fight and it was not so exciting as I had hoped, not as exciting as affairs in Mexico, because there was so much company. when the shelling first stared I had some doubts.The letter went on comparing the first majo...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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Elizabeth Bebe was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania back in 1950. She graduated from the Philadelphia High School for Girls. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Pittsburg and an honorary member of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority.Her interest was in mental health which was ...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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Thor Heyerdahl was born in Larvik, Norway back in 1914 to Thor and Alison.  He was fascinated in zoology, he even created a small museum in his parents’ home.  The main attraction was a common adder.   Not surprisingly he studied zoology and geography at the University of Osio.  During WWII after...

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