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By Barbara S. Duncan, CRS, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
Comments 3
OK!  Quickly!  What are these students doing?  The first thing I thought of was cell phones!  They appear to be checking their messages, checking email, paying no attention to their friends except with their phones!  Sure looks that way.....even though it was 1969 and they were posing for the Sea...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
Comments 11
Arnold George was born in Madras, British India back in 1936 to Mervyn and Olive.  When he was ten, the family moved to Leicester, England.  I do not have any information as to his schooling however, what I can tell you of course is the rest of the story.During the mid-1905’s he was with the Brit...

By Barbara S. Duncan, CRS, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
Comments 5
*************************************************************************************************Here's another Searcy mystery location that you might solve.  It seems that in the old year books the advertisers felt they needed no addresses.  Folks would know where they were located forever.  Not...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
Comments 13
William Joseph was born in Buffalo, New York back in 1883 Timothy and Anna who were Irish immigrants. Attending school at St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute moving on to Niagara University he considered entering the priesthood.Thankfully for us and our Nation he chose another path. He transferred ...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
Comments 13
Eliphalet Dyer was born in Windham Connecticut back in 1721. He attended Yale graduating in 1740. In 1746, he was admitted to the bar. He became involved with the local militia being elected to justice of the peace in 1747.During the French and Indian War, he was promoted to Lt. Colonel being par...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
Comments 17
Cyrus Peirce was born in Waltham, Massachusetts back in 1790 to Isaac and Hannah. He went to Framingham Academy and then at Harvard. While in his sophomore year he began teaching in nearby West Newton.He graduated from Harvard in 1810. Moving to Nantucket Island taking charge of a private school ...

By Barbara S. Duncan, CRS, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
Comments 2
 Just a few days ago I ran a blog about the Wheat Motel in Searcy AR.  Its picture was on an old postcard that I bought on ebay.  There was a lot of discussion about it and the final decision regarding where it had been located was made by a comment from the former owner's son, Bill Mondigo.  (Th...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
Comments 16
Christen Sorensen was born in Jutland, Denmark back in 1562. His father died when he was eight. An uncle took charge of him educating him at Lemvig. This only lasted three years due to him being sent back to his mother who needed him to help her work the fields.She agreed to let him study during ...

By Paula Prince, Top 10% Grossing REALTOR in NWA
(Coldwell Banker Harris McHaney and Faucette)
Comments 1
 AR State Parks - Shaddox Hollow TrailVisiting this trail is a great outing for an individual or a group. It is one of 4 trails that are on Hobbs State Park. It features  disappearing and sinking streams, limestone bluffs , and spurs to the Beaver Lake shore line. The trail is named an early sett...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
Comments 16
Ferdinand Gotthold was born in Berlin, Prussia back in 1823 to Johan and Helene. Even at an early age his talent was remarkable which of course is the rest of the story.  His health was another matter suffering for various health issues throughout his life one of which was meningitis. In 1837, he...

By Paula Prince, Top 10% Grossing REALTOR in NWA
(Coldwell Banker Harris McHaney and Faucette)
Comments 2
  Coming Soon!  Will be Listed May 16th, $166,000Labor of Love! Updated and move-in ready. Complete with renovated 4 Seasons room w/ new windows, flooring - heated and cooled, upscale skylight with solar motor and remot is just one of the crowd pleasing features. Newer ( installed in 2014) dual- ...

By Angela Johnson-Rhodes, Angela Knows What It Takes to Sell Homes
(Fathom Realty,AR, LLC./Turn Key RE Group)
Comments 0
Funny as Realtors we always have heard this quote, "Buy land because they are not making anymore of it" and I have heard it quoted by Mark Twain and Will Rogers.  So,  who originally quoted  this shared sentiment?  Yes Mark Twain quoted it...  I do love studying and observing those wise sayings o...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
Comments 15
William Ellery was born in Newport, Rhode Island back in 1727. Receiving his early education from his father and alter attending Harvard College where he excelled in Greek and Latin.He started practicing law in 1770 at 43 when he became active in the Rhode Island Sons of Liberty. Samuel Ward died...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
Comments 15
Paul Ehrlich was born in Strehlen, German Kingdom of Prussia back in 1854 to Ismar and Rosa. After elementary school, he attended the Maria-Magdalenen-Gymnasium in Breslau. He studied medicine at several universities obtaining his doctorate in 1882.Completing his clinical education, he traveled t...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
Comments 16
Elmer Ambrose was born in Cincinnatus, New York back in 1860 to Stephen and Mary. His mother died the next day due to complications of his birth. He attended the state normal school in Cortland and a year at Cornell.He moved to Chicago in 1880 where he started his first business. He was the first...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
Comments 15
Jake W. Ehrlich was born in Rockville, Maryland back in 1900.  He earned his law degree and later a doctorate at Georgetown University.  For much of his career he was an attorney for the San Francisco Police Officer’s Association.He defended prostitutes and police officer for much of his 50-year’...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
Comments 16
Polly Baca was born in Weld County, Colorado back in 1941 to Jose and Leda.  When she was 3 the family moved to Greeley, Colorado.  She graduated from the Colorado State University with a Bachelor of Arts in political science.She joined the “Young Democrats” of the university as a volunteer for c...

By Barbara S. Duncan, CRS, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
Comments 5
  I love looking at the ads in the old yearbooks.  I came across this one and don't remember seeing any others like this one.  It says,"Congratulations, to the Graduating Class of 1969 from the Graduating Class of 1976."  Wallace Spencer's 5th grade class at McRae Elementary School in Searcy AR s...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
Comments 10
Joseph Thomas Clover was born in Aylsham, Norfolk, England back in 1825 to John and Elizabeth. Educated at Gray Friars’ Priory School in Norwich. At the tender age of 16 he apprenticed as a surgical dresser to a local surgeon.In 1844, he studied medicine at the University College Hospital. In 184...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
Comments 13
George Compton was born in Lancashire, England back in 1829 to William and Sarah. In 1836, the family moved to and wound up in Taunton, Massachusetts. He attended elementary school in Taunton and Worcester. For high school, he went to the Millbury Academy in Worcester. He never attended college.F...

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