Bentonville, AR Real Estate News

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Edward Lowe was born in Saint Paul, Minnesota to Henry and Lulu.  The family moved to Cassopolis, Michigan where he attended high school at Cassopolis High School.  During World War II he served in the United States Navy. After being discharged he moved back to Cassopolis.  A neighbor as him for a favor and as they say the rest is history.  More on that shortly.In 1947, he decided to sell his invention, he packaged it in five-pound bags.  He approached a local pet store in hopes of getting them to sell his invention, the store owner refused.  He told the store owner to give it away until the people demanded his invention.  It was a successful endeavor.  In 1964, he founded Edward Lowe Industries.  He sold his company in 1990, to a management team funded by venture capitalists from New Y...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Íñigo López de Loyola was born in Azpeitia, Spain back in 1491to Don Beltrán and Doña Marina.  His mother died soon after his birth so he was put in the care of the local blacksmith’s wife.  He became a page (messenger at the service of a nobleman).  During this time, he took up dancing, fencing, gambling, and the pursuit of the young ladies.He joined the army at seventeen, he was known as a fancy dresser, an expert dancer and sensitive to insult.  He participated in many battles without injury. That all changed in 1521, when a cannonball ricocheted off a nearby wall, shattering his right leg, that ended his military career.  During his recovery he underwent a spiritual conversion and discerned a call to the religious life. He resolved to begin a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, to “kiss th...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Robert H. Lochner was born in New York City, New York back in 1918 to Louis and Emmy.  He grew up in Berlin, Germany.  He studied one semester at the University of Berlin before moving back to the United States.  He continued his education taking a B.S. and an M.A. in Political Science and Economics at the University of Chicago.After graduation he worked for NBC during World War II, returning to Germany as a U.S. soldier in 1945.  With his knowledge of the German language he became chief interpreter for the US occupation forces in Western Germany, until he took a position as chief editor of the Neue Zeitung newspaper in Frankfort in 1949.  He was also head of a radio station supported by the US government in West Berlin. He died in 2003 from pulmonary embolism.What you may not know abou...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Philp Livingston was born in Albany, New your back in 1716 to Philip and Catherine.  He graduated from Yale College in 1737.  He returned to Albany to serve a mercantile apprenticeship with his father.  He moved to New York City pursuing a career in the import business trading with the British sugar islands in the West Indies.He was a promoter of the founding of Kings College and helped organize the New York Public Library in 1754.  He founded the first Chamber of Commerce in 1770.  He served as a member of the provincial House of Representatives from 1763-69 and in 1768 served as Speaker.  After the adoption of the New York State Constitution, he was appointed to the New York State Senate for the southern district in 1777.  He died in 1778, he was 62.What you may not know about Philip ...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Arthur Dehon Little was born in Boston, Massachusetts back in 1863.  From 1881-84 he studied chemistry at MIT.  In 1886, he joined the Richmond Paper Company in East Providence, Rhode Island, as a chemist which led to him later becoming superintendent of a paper mill.  He recognized that the chemical engineering design was wrong: by correcting this, he came to his first patent.  Many other patents came from his research, mainly related to paper processing technology.  He left Richmond Paper Company forming his own company with Roger Griffin the Little & Griffin Company.  Later he discovered that cellulose acetate could be used in producing nonflammable wire insulation and artificial silk.  What you may not know about Arthur is that he was the founder of the consulting company Arthur D. ...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Theodore Charles Lyster was born at Ft. Larned, Kansas back in 1875 to William and Martha.  He received his Ph.B. in 1897 and his M.D. in 1899 from the University of Michigan.  In 1898 he enlisted in the army as a private and hospital steward.  In 1900, he was commissioned as a surgeon.He served as the Chief of the Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Clinic at Ancon Hospital, Panama and Chief of the Eye Service at the University of Philippines, Manila.  Just a month after the United States entered World War I he was promoted to lieutenant colonel.  My March of 1918, he rose to brigadier general.  He was instrumental in many fields.  He was primarily responsible for standardizing and expediting physical examinations, organizing the Medical Research Board to name but two.  He retired in 1919 at the...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Clifford Carwood Lipton was born in Huntington, West Virginia back in 1920.  When he was 10 his father was killed and his mother paralyzed in an accident.  Because he was the eldest his mother told him he was the “man of the family”.  He completed one year at Marshall University before leaving to help the families financial issue working in war-related production.After reading an article in Life magazine he enlisted and joined the Airborne paratroops in 1942 at Fort Thomas, Kentucky.  He quickly rose through the ranks becoming a first sergeant.  He was the jumpmaster during the American airborne landings in Normandy.  He was wounded during the battle and earned a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star.  He was there in the capture of Hilter’s Eagles’ Nest but now as a second lieutenant.  He rem...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Carl Paul Gottfried Linde was born in Berndorf, Kingdom of Bavaria back in 1842.  In 1854, the family moved to Munich, Germany.  In 1862, he entered the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich, Switzerland.  He was expelled in 1864, for participating in a student protest.In 1868, a new university was opening in Munich, he applied for a job as a lecturer and was accepted.  In 1879, he quit and opened up his own business moving to Wiesbaden, Germany.  His business was a good one, in fact we all use it today.  He moved back to Munich in 1888, taking up a professorship but it didn’t last long. In 1897, he was appointed to the Order of Merit of the Bavarian Crown.  He died in 1934, he was 92.What you may not know about Carl is that he discovered a refrigeration cycle and invented the...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Steven Kenneth Libutti was born in Long Beach, New York.  While a young man he watched M*A*S*H and Marcus Welby, MD on TV.  He even dreamed of being a doctor.  He graduated from Long Beach High School.  He received his B.A. from Harvard College in 1986.  He attended the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons where he graduated Alpha Omega Alpha.I could write so much about him, but that would take a long time, so let’s cut to the chase.What you may not know about DR. Steven is that in 1017, he became the third permanent Director of the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, Vice Chancellor for Cancer Programs for Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences and the Senior Vice President for Oncology Services for RWJBarabas Health, the largest health system in New Jersey.  I be...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Frank McDowell Leavitt was born in Athens, Ohio back in 1856 to John and Bethia.  I have no history as to his childhood or where he went to school.  However, for this post that really doesn’t matter, so let’s get to it.  In 1893, he married Gertrude Goodsell, settling in Brooklyn Heights, New York.Within a decade of their marriage he had received some patents that made him a wealthy man.  Frank devised one of the earliest machines for manufacturing tin cans.  By 1904, he had turned his attention to weapons.  He was working with the civilian contracting firm of E.W. Bliss Company when the United States Navy hired the company to design a new type of torpedo.  The head of the company put Frank in charge of the design.  What he later invented was the Bliss-Leavitt torpedo, the chief torpedo...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Sergel Vasilievich Lebedev was born in Lublin, Congress Poland back in 1874.  He went to school in Warsaw.  In 1900, he graduated from St. Petersburg University.  After graduation he worked at the Petersburg Margarine Factory.Starting in 1902, he moved from university to university in Russia, starting the Saint-Petersburg Institute for Railroad Engineering.  In 1915, he was appointed Professor at the Women’s Pedagogical Institute in St. Petersburg.  By 1916, he was a Professor of the Saint Petersburg Academy for Military Medicine.   By 1925, he was the leader of the Oil Laboratory at St. Petersburg University.  He died in 1934, he was 59.What you may not know about Sergel is that he was a chemist and the inventor of polybutadiene synthetic rubber, the first commercially viable and mass-...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Paul Christian Lauterbur was born in Sidney, Ohio back in 1929.  She graduated from Sidney High School.  While a teenager, he built his own laboratory in the basement of his parents’ house. He was drafted into the United States Army in the 1950’s where his superiors allowed him to spend his time working on an early nuclear magnetic resonance machine.He received his BS in chemistry from the Case Institute of Technology.  After graduation, he worked at the Mellon Institute laboratories of the Dow Corning Corporation.  He pursued graduate studies in chemistry at the University of Pittsburgh, earning his PhD in 1962.  He died in 2007, he was 77.What you may not know about Paul is that along with Peter Mansfield they shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2003 for their work whi...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Arthur Charles Hubert Latham was born in Paris, France back in 1883.  He spoke French, English and German fluently.  He attended Balliol College at the University of Oxford, in 1904, after which he fulfilled his reservist military service obligation in Paris.   He led an exploratory expedition to Ethiopia in 1906/07 collecting specimens for the Natural History Museum in Paris.When he returned he saw Wilbur Wright fly his airplane in front of the French Government near Le Mans.  He knew he wanted to fly so he joined the Antoinette company in 1909.  He was taught to fly for the next two year until he could master the controls.  During that same year the Antoinette company worked with the French Army to establish the first military aircraft trials.  Arthur became the school’s principal ins...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Erik Gustaf Larson was born in Vintrosa, Sweden back in 1887. I don’t have any data to share with you about his parents, or childhood.  He held a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. In 1926, he built his first vehicle.He decided to build a test series of ten vehicles each vehicle was carefully built in the same manner with engines, gearboxes, chassis components all being the same.  Later in 1926 he co-founded the car company where he was appointed vice president and technical manager.  For the first couple of years the company did not show any profit.  They were about to be bought out by Charles Nash, president of Nash Motors in the United States, but at the last-minute Erik backed out of the sale.It wasn’t until 1930, ...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
John Mercer Langston was born in Louisa, Virginia back in 1829, to Ralph and Lucy.  His father died when he was four, he moved to Chillicothe, Ohio.  He attended Gilmore High School. He continued his education earning a bachelor’s degree in 1849 and a master’s degree in theology in 1852 from Oberlin College.  He studied law and was admitted to the bar in1854.  He joined the Union Army assigned to the Massachusetts Fifty-fourth and Fifty-fifth regiments.  In 1890 he was a member of the board of trustees of St. Paul Normal and Industrial School.  He died in 1897, he was 67.  Are you ready?What you may not know about John is that he was the first dean of the law school at Howard University, the first president of the Virginia State University.  He was appointed as the U.S. Minister to Hait...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Joseph C. Gayetty was born apparently in Massachusetts, but I can’t say for sure.  The first record I could find was in the 1850 United States Census, stating he was born in 1817.  In 1850, he was living in New York City, New York, he had married Margaret and had two young children.  Ten years later he was still in New York City and had five children.  He invented something we all use and will continue to do so for the next foreseeable future.  He was attacked as a quack by at least one medical society.  He called his product “The Greatest Necessity of the Age”.  By 1859, the business was located at 41 Ann Street in New York City.  He died circa 1890’s but that is all I could find about him.What you may not know about Joseph is that his invention/product with improvements of course, is ...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Theodore Matthew Michael Kuhn Jr. was born in Waukegan, Illinois back in 1932 to Theodore Sr., and Pearl.  He joined the Navy in 1951 working as an aircraft electrician. Prior to joining the Navy he was an active on-screen child star in movies.  He left the industry in 1956.  He worked for American Airlines from 1965-95 until his retirement.He currently is living in Naples, Florida where he volunteers four hours per week at a local hospital.What you may not know about Theodore as a child he acted in several films I hope you have heard of Red River, Broken Arrow, A tree Grows in Brooklyn and Gone With The Wind to name a few.  Following the death of Dame Olivia de Havilland, he is the last surviving member of Gone With The Wind.  He is also credited as the only actor to share screen time ...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Irving P. Krick was born in San Francisco, California back in 1906.  He received his bachelor’s degree in physics at the University of California, Berkeley.  He wanted to be a pianist, pursuing a music profession but it wasn’t financially rewarding.  He worked for a radio station and at a stock brokerage until the Wall Street Crash of 1929.In 1930, he began studying at the California Institute of Technology in the Department of Aeronautics.  He completed his doctoral degree in 1935, staying at Caltech as an instructor.  In 1937, he founded the school’s meteorology department.  When WWII started Hap Arnold recruited him to the United States Army Air Corps.  He died in 1996, he was 89.What you may not know about Irving is that he started the first private weather business in the United St...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Martha Helen Kostyra was born in Jersey City, New Jersey back in 1941 to Edward and Martha.  The family moved to Nutley, New Jersey when she was three.  She graduated from Nutley High School.  After graduation she attended Barnard College of Columbia University.  During her time in Barnard she met Andrew.  They married in 1961.She later returned to Barnard graduating with a double major in history and architectural history.  In 1967, she started working as a stockbroker moving to Westport, Connecticut.  In 1976, she started a catering business in her basement.  She was introduced to Alan Mirken head of the Crown Publishing Company, he was impressed by her talent as a chef and hostess, and as they say the rest is history.  She had her own cooking show and has written many cookbooks.  Whi...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Elizabeth Duncan Koontz was born in Salisbury, North Carolina back in 1919 to Samuel and Lena.  At seven, she was able to read and write.  At nine years old her father died.  She graduated as salutatorian from Price High School in 1935.  She continued her education with a BA in English for Livingstone College in 1941.She graduated with a master’s degree from Atlanta University.  After graduation, she taught school at Harnett County Training School in Dunn, North Carolina.  She was the assistant state school superintendent in North Caroling from 1975 until her retirement in 1982.  She died from a heart attack in her home in 1989, she was 79.What you may not know about Elizabeth is that she was the first African-American to be president of the National Education Association and the first ...
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