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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
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Stepan Prokopovych was born in Shpotvka, Russian Empire back in 1878. He graduated from St. Petersburg Institute of Engineers Ways of Communication in 1901. He stayed at that institution for two years after graduation as an instructor. In 1906, he was appointed to the Chair of Strength of Materia...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
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Central Arkansas Lock and Safe is the name of the firm owned by a great locksmith, Jody Travis, and the source of some interesting information regarding history in Searcy AR and White County.  He buys old safes.  They are a challenge for him.  He unlocks them and they may have not been opened for...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
Comments 13
Gustave Trouve was born in La Haye Descartes, France back in 1839. In 1850, you could find him studying to be a locksmith however due to poor health he moved to Paris where he found work as a clockmaker. While there he invented a carbon-zinc pocket-sized battery to power his automata (a device ma...

By Nicole Nark, Real estate agent serving Central Arkansas
(Nicole Nark - iRealty Arkansas)
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Oh to live like a millionaire...Some will get to experience it and others will only dream it. Today, consider me your Fairy Godmother because we are taking an inside look at the most stunning kitchens in West Little Rock!  Let me know which West Little Rock kitchen is your favorite and if you Lov...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
Comments 14
Daniel Treadwell was born in Ipswich, Massachusetts back in 1791. I can’t find anything else on him until 1818, so let’s start from there for this history lesson. His first invention was a machine used for making wooden screws in 1819, during that same year he devised a new form of a printing pre...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
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Searcy AR Junior Auxiliary Early 70'sJunior Auxiliary was started in Searcy AR in 1960 with a concession stand at the American Legion Park so that youngsters would not have to cross a highway to get a coke.  In 1965 the Auxiliary helped begin the Sunshine School.  Many ladies have been members an...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
Comments 13
Elizabeth Sthreshley was born in Vicksburg, Mississippi. I could not find when she was born but what I can tell you is the family moved to Texas. She graduated from Sam Houston Normal Institute in 1886. After graduation, she worked for the literary department of the Texas School for the Blind and...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
Comments 13
Clarence Leonard was born in Pawhuska, Oklahoma back in 1887 to George and Sarah. He received his elementary education at Hominy and later at Elgin, Kansas. While growing up he worked at his father’s print shop. In 1906, he enrolled at Wentworth Military Academy graduating in 1908.In 1912, he was...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
Comments 13
Benjamin Chew was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania back in 1821 to Benjamin Sr. and Anne. Educated at Bristol College and the University of Pennsylvania graduating with a law degree in 1839, though he never practiced that profession. When the American Civil Wars started he volunteered where he ...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
Comments 16
Narcissa Prentiss was born in Prattsburgh, New York back in 1808 to Stephen and Clarissa. Early on she got caught up in the Second Great Awakening deciding her true calling was to become a missionary. She was accepted for missionary service in 1835. Educated at the Franklin Academy she married Ma...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
Comments 16
Charles Thomson was born in Gorteade, Ireland back in 1729 to John, sorry I do not have the name of his mother. After the death of his mother John moved the family to the American Colonies. During the trip John died at sea. He was cared for by a blacksmith in New Castle, Delaware.Educated in New ...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
Comments 6
Historic Searcy AR building for sale.This building at 118 and 120 N Spruce in Searcy Arkansas has appeared as a newly listed for sale property.   It says the building was built 1n 1884!  That's a long time ago!  The information also says that it was once Moye Mercantile but it does not say what M...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
Comments 13
John Taliaferro was born in Newport, Kentucky back in 1860 to James and Maria. He attended Indiana University for a year before he was appointed to the United States Military Academy, graduating in 1882. After graduation, he was assigned to the 2nd Artillery as a second lieutenant. In 1890, he wa...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
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Adah Belle Samuels was born in Richmond, Virginia back in 1870 to Harry and Melvina. Before she began her career, she was briefly married however when the marriage ended she kept the surname. She began her first career as a school teacher in Richmond. Moving to New York she studied at the Women’s...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
Comments 16
Melchisedech Thevenot was born in France circa 1620 to a family of royal office holders. He was well educated as he spoke English, Greek, Latin, Hebrew, Arabic and Turkish. He was interested in astronomy, physics, medicine and magnetism. One of his suggestions was the use of lemon juice as a cure...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
Comments 17
Elizabeth Thackery was born in Manchester, Lancashire, England back in 1767. When she was 21 he stole 5 handkerchiefs however she was caught by the authorities. While I do not have any information about the court case what I can say is that she was sentenced to seven years in prison.She was place...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
Comments 16
Charles Xavier was born in Colmar, France back in 1785. He joined the French Army in 1809. He rose through the ranks to be the General Manager of the supply store while stationed in Spain in 1813. He continued to rise through the ranks becoming Inspector of Supply for the entire French Army, unti...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
Comments 13
Charles Henry Thompson was born in Jackson, Mississippi back in 1895 to Patrick and Sara. Both of his parents were teachers so after high school he enrolled in Virginia Union University graduating in 1917 with a Bachelor’s Degree. He was drafted into the U.S. Army having trained at Camp Grant, de...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
Comments 16
Robert Augustus was born on the island of Montserrat in the Caribbean back in 1853. Sorry, but I don’t have any data on him until he joined the Navy in New Jersey in 1881. Assigned as an ordinary seaman on the USS Kearsarge. On October 26th 1881, another seaman fell from a Jacob’s ladder falling ...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
Comments 14
Badri Teymourtash was born in Iran back in 1908. She was the daughter of Iran’s second most powerful political family during that time. She was sent to Belgium in the late 1920’s to attend school. After graduating she was reported to have considered moving to the Belgian Congo to begin humanitari...

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