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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
Comments 14
Oliver Blackburn was born in Rochester, Pennsylvania back in 1860 to Aaron and Mary. After graduating from the public schools, he attended Beaver College, then went on to the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, graduating third in his class in 1880. He was assigned to the flagship Lancaster...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
Comments 2
 You saw two pretty pieces of pottery above.  The second picture shows you the bottom of the taller one and it gives the date and the studio who made it.I found these pots at estate sales and thought they were nice and brought them home.  I tried and tried to remember where I had heard of the Aro...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
Comments 14
Herbert Norman was born in Newark, New Jersey to Julius and Agnes. He graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1917. He was commissioned a second lieutenant in the cavalry.Shipped off for duty in Europe he was part of the American Expeditionary Force. He served as provos...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
Comments 8
Louise Hilma Ballerstedt was born in Austin, Texas to a German Immigrant family back in 1919. After high school, she attended the University of Texas earning her Bachelor’s degree in 1939. She married Grier in 1941. The family produced three sons. While raising them she attended Southern Methodis...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
Comments 12
Edward Shames was born in Virginia Beach, Virginia back in 1922 to David and Sadie. Sadly, I do not have any information about his upbringing, schooling etc., what I do have for you of course is the rest of the story. He joined the United States Army in 1942 where he was assigned to the 506th Par...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
Comments 5
Sleep-over of yesteryear?This picture was given to me by Sherry Person, whose dad collected lots of pictures and loved history, for this blog.  It makes me think of how kids used to have fun.  This seems to show young boys out in the woods with a tent, building a fire and probably planning a "sle...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
Comments 16
Peter Schultz was born in Brooklyn, New York back in 1942.  He graduated from Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School.  He graduated from Rutgers University with a BLS in Engineering.  After graduation he taught at Cornell, George Washington University and the University of Virginia.He has been hired a...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
Comments 15
Brian Scudamore was born in San Francisco, California in 1970. He had difficulties reading and math, so he dropped out of high school rather than retaking the class. Despite not graduating from high school he convinced Concordia University to admit him in their business program. He left two years...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
Comments 15
Edourard-Leon Scott de Matrinville was born in Paris, France back in 1817. Unlike most of my blogs this one will be considerably short, so let’s get to it. He was a printer by trade reading the latest scientific discoveries prompting him to be an inventor.He started working on his invention in 18...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
Comments 4
This photo shows the other most popular attire in the 1950s with Searcy High School girls.  We just discussed the pearls-with-a-sweater trend and now we have another picture with the little-scarf-around-the-neck style.  I mentioned that I grew up in Georgia and we dressed this way also and I wond...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
Comments 13
Ferdinand Schumacher was born in Celle, Hanover, Germany back in 1822. After completing high school, he apprenticed in the grocery business until he was 28. He and his brother Otto emigrated to the United States. He settled in Akron, Ohio where he was a farmer. He established a grocery trade in 1...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
Comments 17
Antoine Joseph was born in Dinant, First French Empire back in 1814 to Charles, sorry my sources did not give his mother’s name. it’s a wonder he survived childhood. Just to give you an idea of what he went though as a child he fell for a height of three floors landing on his head, was seriously ...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
Comments 11
Fashionable girls who were football royalty.I grew up in Georgia and I can remember pulling my sweater up under my pearls and I looked similar to these girls from Searcy AR.  I also had the socks with shoes like these, the skirt that showed only a short amount of leg so the style must have been n...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
Comments 8
Jody's new car?Here's another great old snapshot that was loaned to me with permission to share on this blog.  The writing was underneath the scanned photo and tells who was there......even down to the dog's name.  But we don't know who owned the dog!  Jody Taylor, so it says, was home from the A...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
Comments 17
Mary Katherine was born in Baltimore, Maryland back in 1738 to Giles and Sarah. Her father was postmaster in New London, Connecticut. In 1775, she became postmaster of the Baltimore post office. She held that office for 14 years until 1789. From 1809 until 1816, she sold books, stationery and dry...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
Comments 18
Adolf Schoepe was born in Berkenroth, Germany back in 1904. In 1927, he emigrated to the United States where he worked as a master metalworker having no formal education in the line of work. He did not speak any English and had at the time only $25.00 to his name.He worked for Curtis Aviation, mo...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
Comments 16
Edwin Beard was born in Eastington, Stroud England back in 1796 to Charles and Mary. Although I can’t find any records of his education, when you read the rest of the story, he was well educated man. In 1830, he designed a pistol which was more technically advanced than Colt’s patent of 1836. He ...

By Nicole Nark, Real estate agent serving Central Arkansas
(Nicole Nark - iRealty Arkansas)
Comments 2
Whether it will be your first home, or a new home it is important that you understand the basics behind listing statuses. Listing statuses describe where the property is on a scale from just hitting the market to sold. Because there are only small differences between some of the listing statuses,...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
Comments 11
Where they were?  What they were doing?  Why they were together?I don't know.  (But Searcy Sleuths will know.)   I do recognize lots of the ladies.  In fact, I recognize almost all of them but can't recall the names.  Definitely, they were on a nice brick porch and they were all dressed up.  I do...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
Comments 20
Samuel Breese was born in Charlestown, Massachusetts back in 1791, to Jedidiah and Elizabeth. He attended Phillips Academy in Andover before moving on to Yale College where he studied religion, philosophy and mathematics, graduating in 1810 with honors.To support himself he was an accomplished pa...

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