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By Barbara S. Duncan, CRS, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
Comments 11
Found at an estate sale. We have been having a little discussion about how we all try to dress alike, which dictates style, I guess. So at a recent estate sale I bought a box full of old photos that some family had left behind.  I still can't understand how families don't treasure these old gems ...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
Comments 14
Eli Hamilton was born in Loudoun County, Virginia back in 1831 to Daniel and Elizabeth.  His education was limited to a brief education at a seminary.  He married Cornelia (date unknown).  During the Civil War, he was a major for the Confederacy, serving on the staff of General Robert E. Lee.  Af...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
Comments 9
Dancing in the Rain.Well I wasn’t actually dancing. Sunday, it rained most of the day my wife and I have been sodding our yard and we only had 4 more strips of sod to put down. So, I went outside barefooted in the slush and mush and prepared the soil, hauled the sod to the backyard and laid it in...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
Comments 14
Elijah Iles was born in Fayette County, Kentucky back in 1796. His father was the sheriff of Bath County. While the date is not known he borrowed some money from his father where he established a cattle ranch in the state, which made him wealthy.In 1818, he moved to St. Louis, Missouri to open a ...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
Comments 15
Wilbert Lee was born in Meridian, Ohio back in 1912. He held degrees in chemical engineering and physical chemistry from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. After graduation, he was employed at American Smelting and Refining Company, Remington Arms and then onto DuPont Company.In 1957, he l...

By Barbara S. Duncan, CRS, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
Comments 1
**************************************************************************************************Looking through old yearbooks is so much fun!  You see folks that you know now when they were very young.  You see fashions at that time.  And here's another fun picture!  The Melody Maids make me th...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
Comments 17
Theodore W. Goldin was born in Avon, Wisconsin back in 1858. As an infant, he was adopted by Reuben and Elizabeth. His birth name has been lost, when he was four the family moved to Brodhead, Wisconsin.He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1876, lying about his age. He was assigned to the 7th U.S. Cava...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
Comments 17
Joseph Glass was born in Colchester, in Essex, England back in1791. He moved to London, working as a builder. By the 1820’s he had a chimney-sweeping business.During that time in history there was a society named the Society for Superseding the Necessity of Climbing Boys founded inn 1803. It wasn...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
Comments 17
Thomas Toliver was born in Greenville, South Carolina back in 1910 to Thomas and Charlotte. His father was a real estate broker and his mother a concert pianist.He graduated from Furman University in 1931 with a B.S. in physics and a Ph.D. for Cornell University in 1936. After graduation, he beca...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
Comments 18
John William was born in Los Angeles County, California back in 1909. Dropping out of school in the seventh grade he enlisted in the Navy shortly before his seventeenth birthday. He graduated in 1927 assigned to the Naval Air Station North Island.Serving among several sips he was promoted to chie...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
Comments 17
Victor Farris was born in Buffalo, New York back in 1910. Nothing is written about his childhood however, for this post that is not important. He was an inventor of sorts and that is the rest of the story. he noted glass mile bottles were so heavy that he invented and trademarked the paper milk c...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
Comments 16
Stanley Wellington was born in Monticello, New York back in 1872.  You could find him working as a clerk in the United States Department of Justice off and on for almost 40 years.By 1893, he rose through the ranks to be a chief examiner until 1908.  While working at the Department of Justice he e...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
Comments 15
Donn Conner was born in Rye, New York back in 1926.  In 1939, for some reason he was separated from his family during a storm near the summit of Maine’s Mount Katahdin.  His disappearance set off a massive manhunt for the twelve-year-old.He survived for 9 days without food, or proper clothing.  H...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
Comments 14
Maude Farris was born in Morley, Michigan back in 1887 to Frank and Della. Nothing is written about her childhood however, for this post it really doesn’t matter. She married Jason in 1903, they had seven children. Maude worked as a factory clerk, a hotel maid, a baker and a restaurant cook.She r...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
Comments 17
Sidney Farber was born in Buffalo, New York back in 1903 to Simon and Matilda. Graduating from State University of New York in 1923 he traveled to Freiburg, Germany in 1926, moving back to the United States entering Harvard Medical School in 1927.After graduation, he was appointed to Children’s H...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
Comments 15
John Fancy was born in Lund, East Riding of Yorkshire back in 1913. Educated at Hymers College he expected to follow his father in estate management. However, in 1935 he joined the RAF achieving the rank of Warrant officer.His job was to deliver Blenheim bombers from England to Finland. His squad...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
Comments 18
Robley Dunglison was born in Floyd County, Virginia back in 1846. He entered the United States Naval Academy in 1860. Graduating in 1864 where he immediately went to active duty.His first assignment was during the Second Battle of Fort Fisher. Leading a party of 9United States Marines to charge t...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
Comments 23
Thomas Davenport was born in Williamstown, Vermont back in 1802. He was by trade a blacksmith, but also an inventor.   In 1834, he invented something I know each one of you will recognize, more on that later.He got the idea when he visited an iron works plant in Crown Point, New York in 1833.  Th...

By Barbara S. Duncan, CRS, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
Comments 0
  Junior Auxiliary has been a successful group of ladies who perform charitable activities in Searcy AR and  is an extension of a larger group that serves in many cities in the South.  I was a member.  You have to serve for 5 years and then you can become inactive and after a few more years you c...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
Comments 17
Dorothy Jean LeVake was born in Santa Monica, California back in 1922. Her mother had her name changed when she was five months old. in 1926, she passed a screen test where she appeared in 46 silent and six talkies (series, movies).When she was only fourteen staring in two movies, a round of stag...

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