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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
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Avril Phaedra Douglas was born in Port Alberni, British Columbia to George and Phyllis. Her mother left when she was 12. Her father moved to Vancouver where she attended the Prince of Wales Secondary School where she became the school’s first female student president graduating in 1964. She earne...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
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Harry Handly was born in St. Louis, Missouri back in 1873. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1891. He served aboard the USS Concord before being promoted to Ensign where he served on the USS Monadnock and the USS Michigan. Prior to the Spanish-American War he served as flag sec...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
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Frank Mason was born in Corinth, Maine back in 1845. Records do not indicate when the family moved however, in 1885 he married Laura in Iowa. In 1886, he settled in Atlanta, Georgia with his business partners David Doe, Ed Holland and John Pemberton where he opened a new business the Pemberton Ch...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
Comments 16
Pierre Jean Robiquet was born Rennes, Kingdom of France back in 1780. I don’t have anything to add about his childhood or upbringing however, apparently he was a very smart man. The first article I can find about him was he worked as a pharmacist in the French armies during the French Revolution....

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
Comments 12
Today I’m writing about someone I would usually pass on however, I found her history fascinating so let’s get to it. It is unknown where Mary Roberts, maiden name unknown, was born or how she wound up in Charleston, South Carolina. She married Bishop who was a portrait, landscape and heraldry pai...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
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Let’s go bike riding Jimmie.Well my wife insisted we go bike riding. I knew it could not turn out good however, we took off to see the island in two wheels with pedals.      Of course 10 minutes later she was done.  I think we made it 6 blocks.  I believe it will be sometime before we go bicycle ...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
Comments 14
Francois Isaac was born in Paris France back in 1752. History has lost what schools he attended but, he became a master of Latin, mathematics and geometry. Throughout his life he worked as a surveyor and notary for the state of Valais.He also served in the Army, after retiring he moved to Switzer...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
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Elizabeth Robinson was born in Riverdale, Illinois back in 1911. She attended the Thornton Township High School. In 1928, she did something no other woman had done (more on that in a moment). Anyway in 1931 she was involved in a plane crash, when her body was found she was thought to be dead. She...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
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Xavier Roberts was born in Cleveland, Georgia in 1955. His father died in a car accident when he was five. He attended White County High School and spent a small time at Truett McConnell Junior College.He was influenced by watching his mother make quilts that he began experimenting making somethi...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
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Agnes Theresa Turk was born in Los Angeles, California back in 1930. From 18 to 36 she was a nun at the Roman Catholic convent of the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. While there she attended the Immaculate Heart College receiving a bachelor’s and master’s degree. Afterwards, she taught E...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
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Where did they go #1 Starting a new series of people who have vanished. Today I’m writing about James Derham who was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He worked for several different doctors. One in particular was Dr. Bob Love. He encouraged James to work as a nurse until he reached the age of ...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
Comments 16
I’ll be the first to admit I am not a good picture taker. However, my wife and I are in the market to move. I have set myself up a listing alert on homes in our price range. One came on the market today and I notified my wife. Of course, she went on the internet and looked at the photos provided....

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
Comments 16
If I wrote about all of her accomplishments it would take 1-2 weeks with myself imposed, limit of around 200 words so let’s hit the highlights.Elizabeth Blackwell was born in Bristol, England back in 1821 to Samuel and Hannah. She was well educated. In 1844, she had landed a teaching job in Hende...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
Comments 14
Johnson William Richardson was born in Virginia. When he was young (exact age unknown) he was shanghaied onto a ship. He sailed the North Atlantic for several years before he found the opportunity to escape. He moved to St. Joseph, Missouri where he worked grooming horses.An opportunity came up f...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
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Anne Nelson was born in Indian Neck, Virginia in 1956. In 1980, she assister her father, a position which she held for 18 years. in 2005, she was ordained by Pastor Sally Beckman to a position she still holds to this day.In 2006, she as invited to attend several ceremonies leading up to commemora...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
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Isaac Leopold was born in Wachenheim, Bavaria back in 1850. He moved to the United States with his mother in 1856. Graduating from Central High School in Philadelphia, at 19 he was sent to Paris where he studied music for 3 years.He moved back to American where he received a Law Degree from Colum...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
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Connie Douglas was born in Eagle Pass, Texas back in 1901 to William and Ada.  She attended Texas Woman’s University receiving an undergraduate degree in speech.  She went on to the University of Texas School of Law but had to withdraw due to the Great Depression. She started out teaching at Thom...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
Comments 20
Percy Fitch was born in Orange County, California back in 1882 to James and Coralinn.  Sorry but I don’t have any information as to his education or his early childhood.  Of course, as always what I can tell you is the rest of the story. Percy was an accomplished inventor, he received his most no...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
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Donna Belle was born in Denison, Iowa back in 1921 to William and Hazel. While she was attending Denison High School her chemistry teacher gave her a book that changed her life.  Now you may be asking yourself what book was that.  Well I’m so glad you did, maybe you’ve heard of the book before “H...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
Comments 19
Byron Reed was born in Darien, New York back in 1829.  At 20 you could find him working as a telegraph operator in Warren, Ohio until 1855.  He also served as the Register of Deeds for Trumball County.  He moved again to Omaha, Nebraska later that year.By the 1860’s he had accumulated various lan...

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