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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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John Braithwaite was born in London, England back in 1797. He was educated at Mr. Lord’s School in Surrey. He worked at his father’s business becoming a skilled draughtsman. His father died in 1818, leaving his business to John. He added to the business by making high-pressure steam-engines. By 1...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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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)
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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)
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Adolpho A. Birch was born in Washington, D.C. back in 1932.  His father was widowed bringing up Adlopho as a single parent.  His father’s duties as an Episcopal priest often kept him away from home leaving Adolpho with a lot of time on his own.  He graduated from Washington’s Dunbar High School i...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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William Franklin Beedle Jr., was born in O’Fallon, Illinois back in 1918 to William Sr. and Mary. When he was three the family moved to South Pasadena, California. He graduated from the South Pasadena High School, after graduation he attended the Pasadena Junior College.With the outbreak of WWII,...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
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Mary Elizabeth Bass was born in Marion County, Mississippi back in 1876. During the depression, the family lost their property and moved to Lumberton, Mississippi. Graduating from Columbia High School in 1893 she became an assistant teacher. She worked as a teacher in public schools in Mississipp...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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Thomas Baines was born in King’s Lynn, Norfolk back in 1820. At 22 he left England landing in South Africa working for a while in Cape Town as a scenic and portrait artist. He was an official war artist during the Eight Frontier War for the British Army. In 1855-57 the Royal Geographical Society ...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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Donald Coleman was born in Rotherham, Yorkshire, England back in 1901. He attended Rotherham Grammar School and The Leys School in Cambridge. He went on to earn his Bachelor degree in Engineering at the University of Sheffield, graduating in 1923.After graduation, he worked as a civil servant in ...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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Mary Astell was born in Newcastle upon Tyne back in 1666 to Peter and Mary. Being a female back then she was not privy to any formal education. However, her uncle Ralph taught her to read and write when she was 8 until she reached the age of 12, that’s when her father died.He left no dowry so her...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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Artur Fischer was born in Tumlingen, Germany back in 1919 to Georg and Pauline. When he was a youngster his parents recognized their son’s mechanical aptitude so they bought him the equivalent of an Erector Set. Surviving the Battle of Stalingrad, he left on the last plane, only to be captured la...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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Margaret Ives was born in Calcutta, India back in 1878 to Charles and Mary. Her father died when she was young so her mother moved the family to Boston. The family moved again to Paris, France from 1899 to 1902. She married Finley Peter Dunne in 1902, the union produced four children. She died in...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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William Maxwell was born in Baltimore, Maryland back in 1809. He graduated from the University of Maryland Medical School in 1829. He joined the Navy from 1829-1871 advancing through the ranks serving as Fleet Surgeon in 1844 onward. He served during the Mexican-American War and the American Civi...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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Joseph Whitworth was born in Cheshire, England back in 1803 to Charles, sorry I don’t have his mother’s name. Educated at Idle, near Bradford, Yorkshire he showed an aptitude for mechanics. After graduating he became an indentured apprentice to his uncle Joseph. He worked in the cotton spinning i...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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Thomas Augustus was born in Salem, Massachusetts back in 1854. Sorry I don’t have any more information about his childhood. I can tell you he worked as a bookkeeper and a carpenter before working with Charles Williams at a machine shop in Boston.Subsequently he was hired by a professor at Boston ...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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James Alexander was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania back in 1856. I could not find anything about him until 1879. He attended Harvard college where he was on the baseball team. After graduating he was picked up by the Boston Red Caps as an emergency pitcher.He pitched against the Providence Gr...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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Are you ready for this one? Regardless let’s get to it.Konstantin Tsiolkovsky was born in Ryazan Governorate, Russian Empire back in 1857. His mother died when he was 13. He was not admitted to elementary schools because he had a hearing problem, so he was self-taught.Because of his hearing probl...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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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)
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William Rosenberg was born in Mashpee, Massachusetts back in 1916 to Nathan and Phoebe. Growing up in Boston he attended public schools but had to drop out in the eighth-grade due to financial problems. When he was 14 you could find him working at Western Union as a full-time telegram delivery bo...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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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)
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Ivy Williams was born in Newton Abbot in Devon back in 1877. She was privately educated, until she entered college at the Society of Oxford Home Students, where she graduated in 1903 with a BA, MA and BCL. Due to the career, she had set her sights on she was unable to fulfill her dream until 1920...

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