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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
Comments 15
Bessie Blount Griffin was born in Hickory, Virginia back in 1914. She attended Diggs Chapel Elementary School. After graduation, she attended Community Kennedy Memorial Hospital’s nursing program in Newark, New Jersey where she obtained her Nursing Degree. She continued her education at Panzer Co...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
Comments 6
Captivating, isn't it?At times you see something that just grabs you.  That is the way I was with this old portrait of a Searcy boy who passed away a few months ago.  At the very bottom right it looks as if it is noted as 7 years old and then above that it definitely says Mitchell- E Smith......p...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
Comments 15
Adrienne Bolland was born in Arcueil, France back in 1895. While I don’t have any information about her parents or early childhood from what I read she developed an independent and assertive streak in her childhood. In her family, she was known as “the little terror.” Later on, in life she descri...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
Comments 14
Thomas Blanchard was born in Sutton, Massachusetts back in 1788. Sorry I don’t have any information about his parents, early childhood and so on. In fact, I don’t have any information about him until 1806, that’s when he received his first patent. He sold the right to that for $5,000.00 a hefty s...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
Comments 0
 Even this heavy piece of equipment looks tired.  It has just helped remove another Searcy AR house.The property at 1307 E Market St. IS no longer.  Well, perhaps the property IS but the house that sat on the property is gone.  We knew it was coming because it was going further and further downhi...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
Comments 17
Howard Blackburn was born in Port Medway, Nova Scotia back in 1859. When he turned 18 he moved to Massachusetts where he found work as a fisherman for the Gloucester, Massachusetts fishing company. In 1883, he was on a schooner when a winter storm hit, at the time he and another fisherman were in...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
Comments 8
A meeting at Searcy AR Legion HutLook at this historic photo that was loaned to me by the White County Historical Society for this blog.  They challenged me to name the people shown in the picture.  I contacted a few Searcy Sleuths and can identify all except the young man in the center and we al...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
Comments 17
Emily Newell was born in Jasper County, Missouri back in 1877 to James and Anna.  She graduated from Carthage Senior High School.  She attended Goucher College and the University of Missouri but did not graduate due to the death of her father.  She married Harry in 1900, he was an attorney.  She ...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
Comments 20
Thomas Edward was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin back in 1902. His mother died when he was 11 months old, so his dad left with in the care of relatives in Hibbing, Minnesota.   He finally ended up in Washburn, Wisconsin graduating from Washburn’s St. Louis Catholic School. After graduation, he left...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
Comments 15
Antoinette Louisa Brown was born in Henrietta, New York back in 1825 to Joseph and Abby. It is noted as early as three she was highly intelligent. She graduated from Monroe County Academy shortly after she began to teach school. After four years she had saved enough money to enroll at Oberlin Col...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
Comments 12
James Black was born in Hackensack, New Jersey back in 1800. His mother died when he was very young. His father married again and James and his stepmother did not get along so he ran away from home at the age of 8. He moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where he was an apprenticed to a silversmit...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
Comments 17
Thornton Blackburn was born in Mason County, Kentucky back in 1812, growing up in Washington, Kentucky. Because he was a black man he was sold ending up in Louisville, Kentucky. He escaped with his wife Lucy in 1831, making their way to Michigan. The two were arrest two years later however Lucy w...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
Comments 7
You are driving along minding your own business in the historic part of Searcy AR and see this site.     OOPS!  another one bit the dust!  Another house gone!So you start wondering exactly which one it WAS that IS no longer.  I love the way we can go on-line now and see what used to be at that si...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
Comments 18
Edward Black was born around 1853 in Indianapolis, Indiana. He joined the 21st Indiana Infantry seeing action at the Battle of Baton Rouge, Battle of Mobile Bay, Battle of Spanish Fort, the Battle of Fort Blakely and the Bayou Teche Campaign to name a few during the American Civil War.He was capt...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
Comments 18
Thora Maria Fredrika Hildegard Bjorck (say that five times fast) was born in Bro, Varmland, Sweden back in 1847 to Carl and Anna. Her mother died when she was four and her father died in 1869 when she was twenty-two. She graduated from Nya Elementar-school in Stockholm in 1872, entering the Uppsa...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
Comments 18
Anna Sutherland was born in River John, Nova Scotia back in 1846 to William and Eleanor. When she was a child the family moved to De Pere, Wisconsin. By the time she was 16 you could find her working as a school teacher. She married Melville at 19, that union produced 5 offspring.After the marria...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
Comments 19
Laszlo Jozsef was born in Budapest, Hungary back in 1899 to Matyas and Janka. After leaving school he worked as a journalist in Hungary. It was while working as a journalist he noticed something which he quickly began to work upon fixing. He presented his invention at the Budapest International F...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
Comments 20
Gwendolyn Bingham was born in Troy, Alabama back in 1959. Graduating from the University of Alabama with a Bachelor of Science degree. She was commissioned a second lieutenant in the Quartermaster Corps as a graduate of the Army ROTC in 1981. She continued her education with a Master of Science i...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
Comments 16
Forrest Morton was born Stoughton, Massachusetts back in 1921. His father was a WWI pilot and encouraged him to become a pilot also. By the time he was 14 he performed his first solo flight. At 16 he was working on getting his multiple major pilot certifications. He enlisted in the United States ...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
Comments 18
Alfred Bird was born in Nympsfield, Gloucestershire, England back in 1811. I don’t have any information about him until 1837, so this one is going to be short, very short. In Birmingham, England he was a registered pharmacist. As a qualified druggist, he opened an experimental chemist’s shop in B...

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