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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
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Nathan Cooley was born in Longmeadow, Massachusetts back in 1800. By 1821, you could find him working as an apprentice with a local jeweler. That’s when he left, moved to Boston where he graduated from Harvard Medical School with a M.D. in 1827.His true love however, was dentistry which of course...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
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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)
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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)
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Benjamin Franklin was born in Ripley, New York back in 1841 to Anson and Susan.  Both of his parents died when he was eight so his uncle raised him. He received his M.D. for Cleveland Medical College, studied surgery at the University of Pennsylvania.  In 1863, he served as a battlefront surgeon ...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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 James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
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Roy Milton was born in Kansas City, Kansas back in 1909. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1933. He was first assigned to the battleship Texas and a year later attending Submarine School in New London. After school, he arrived in Pearl Harbor in 1939.After just four patrols he was recom...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
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Katherine Haskell was born in Dayton, Ohio back in 1874 to Milton and Susan.  Graduating from Oberlin College in 1898, she took a position at Steele High School as a teacher.  Her two brothers were adventures, leaving Ohio to go on their separate ways.She kept in constant contact with them, telli...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
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Kilhote was born in Attla County, Mississippi back in 1826. He was a member of the Choctaw Nation. The family moved to McCurtain County, Oklahoma in 1834. He attended mission school at Pine Ridge. He went on to attend Spencer Finishing School and enrolled at Union College in Schenectady, New York...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
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John R Womersley was born in Morley, West Yorkshire back in 1907 to George and Ruth.  His early education was at Morley Grammar School from 1917 to 1925.  He attended the University of Cambridge and the Imperial College of Science and Technology where in 1929 he received his BSc with first-class ...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
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Michael Francis Addison was born in Mill Hill, London, England back in 1911 to Harold and Margaret.  In 1913, the family moved to Australia where is father took a position as Professor of Veterinary Pathology and Director of the Veterinary Institute at the University of Melbourne.  Michael attend...

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(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
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Adolphus Frederick Alexander was born in 1821.  History does not give his place of birth however, after some research I believe it was in Britain.  Nothing is really written about him that I could find until 1838, so let’s start there.He joined the military in 1838 but resigned in 1841. In 1842, ...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
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Jeremiah Jones was born in Farmington, New Hampshire back in 1812 to Winthrop and Abigail. After a brief education at the age of 10 he was indentured to a neighboring farmer where he worked as a laborer for the next 10 years. At the end of his service he was given 6 sheep and two oxen which he im...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
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William Henry Welch was born in Norfolk, Connecticut back in 1850 to William and Emeline. Educated at Norfolk Academy and the Winchester Institute before entering Yale University in 1866. His ambition was to teach the Greek language. He received his A.B. degree in 1870.After graduation, he taught...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
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John Wallis was born in Ashford, Kent, England back in 1616 to the Reverend John Wallis and Joanna. Educated at James Movat’s school in Tenterden he was first exposed to mathematics in 1631, at Martin Holbeach’s school in Felsted.He had his sights set on being a doctor when he enrolled at Emmanue...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
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Gladys Wolf was born in Mason County, Michigan back in 1900 to George and Emma. In 1910, the family moved to Medford, Oregon where she attended Medford High School. Moving again the family settled in San Diego, California where she graduated from San Diego High School.In 1920, she graduated from ...

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