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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
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Sylvester Howard was born in Francestown, New Hampshire back in 1823 to Merrick and Susan. When he was 12 he made a stationary steam engine, even though he had never seen one in person. At 14 he built a locomotive engine, only to see one later in Nashua.He left Francestown to work as a machinist ...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
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Hudson Stuck was born in Paddington, England back in 1865 to James and Jane. He attended King’s College in London. In 1885, he immigrated to Texas working as a cowboy near San Angelo and San Marcos. In 1889, he enrolled at the University of South Tennessee in Sewanee. By 1892, after completing hi...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
Comments 4
 A friend and I were visiting an estate sale a few days ago.  The sale was for property from a very well known Searcy AR person who had passed away.  She had grown up in Searcy, moved away for years and years, and then moved back.  There in the house was hanging a white-looking jumpsuit thing wit...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
Comments 4
The last one!  Promise!We have just had two birthday parties from many years ago on this blog.  I promise that this is the last one and it really needs to have someone tell us who these lovely girls (and we are down to two handsome boys) were.  Anita Hart, our little birthday queen, is in the mid...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
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Bear with me.  We were on the subject of birthday parties of the past and how much they brought out the dress clothes and the good manners for the youngsters.   Well, here we are with the possible same bunch of kids on the same street but just a little bit older.  Anita Hart Fuller is right there...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
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Remember days like this?  It is probably typical of parties held long ago.  All the kids are told to look this way for the picture but the sun is so bad on their eyes that they have to put the arm up.  Note all the shadows of the grownups looking on for the fantastic picture of the kids having a ...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
Comments 13
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 Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
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Here is a great old post card showing a Searcy AR family visiting the world's tallest building.  As they climbed to the top, the photo guy was there to snap their picture and sell it to them.  The picture had to be made prior to 1972 because that is when the Empire State Building in New York lost...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
Comments 16
Juan Rodriques was born in Santo Domingo, date unknown to a Portuguese sailor and an African woman, both names have been lost to history. Being raised in a diverse culture he learned to speak several different languages. He was hired by a Dutch captain to act as a translator on a voyage to the Na...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
Comments 13
William Robinson was born in Ireland back in 1840. I don’t know when he moved to the United States but he grew up in Brooklyn, New York. He received his B.A. in 1865, his M.A. in 1868 and his Ph.D. in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering from Boston University in 1907. In 1867, during his spare ...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
Comments 11
Bicycles!How many of us can remember our first bicycles and how they were treasured and how we were so thrilled when we got one, even if it was a used one, beat-up and not beautiful!  I do!  It was there on the front porch of the old house we lived in.  My dad had sneaked it in there for me and m...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
Comments 12
George Ronan was born circa 1783 in New York. I have no data as to who his parents were, his early upbringing or much of anything until he attended the United States Military Academy. From 1808 to 1811. West Point was only 16 years old when he graduated as an Ensign in the United States Army.His ...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
Comments 16
Ole Christensen was born in Arthus, Denmark back in 1644 to Christen and Anna. Few records exist of him prior to 1662 when he graduated from the Cathedral school of Aahus. He moved to Copenhagen where he attended the University of Copenhagen.After graduation, he was employed by the French governm...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
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Elisha King was born in Ludlow, Massachusetts back in 1808. He worked in a cotton mill until he was 15. Moving to Ware, Massachusetts you could find him working in a machine shop. The next time we know of him was when he was 24 he moved again to Canton, Connecticut working for Samuel Collins in h...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
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Harold Burroughs was born in San Fernando, California back in 1910. Sorry but I can’t find any information as to who his parents were etc. what I can tell you as always is the rest of the story. He received a scholarship to study architecture at the University of Southern California however do to...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
Comments 14
Barbara Annette was born in South Dakota back in 1943. Sorry I do only know her father’s name Buford I could not find any more information about her early childhood.   What I can tell you the family moved to Colorado where she attended Colorado State University from 1961-1963.After graduation, sh...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
Comments 15
James R. Robinson was born in Scotland back in 1860 to Samuel, sorry I do not have his mother’s name. when he was three the family moved to the United States settling in western Pennsylvania. When he was 12, you could find him working in the coal mines. I don’t have any information about his earl...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
Comments 14
Lunsford Richardson was born in Selma, North Carolina back in 1854. Can’t tell you about his parents or early education as I could not find that out. What I can tell you is that he attended Davidson College where he graduated with highest honor in Latin around 1875. After graduation, he taught at...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
Comments 15
Richard Samuel was born in Bristol, Tennessee back in 1881. I don’t have any data about his childhood that is until the early 1900. He left the University of Virginia in 1903 to work for his uncle.In 1912, he decided to open up his own company, leaving his uncle, that of course is the rest of the...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
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REMEMBER PHONE NUMBERS?  It was easy when they were small numbers.  Anita Hart Fuller, our blog source for so many things, has an old phone book with phone numbers and addresses. We thought it would be fun to see who had the first 10 phone numbers in Searcy and the locations.  We were unable to t...

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