Bentonville, AR Real Estate News

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Alan MathisonThanks for stopping by and taking time out of your day to read my post.  My intent is to put a smile on your face.  Hopefully you’ll go away with some information you may have forgotten about or did not know.  Now sit back and enjoy.Alan was born in Maida Vale, London back in 1912 to Julius and Ethel.  It is written early in life, Alan showed signs of being a genius.  He enrolled in St. Michael’s a day school.  At the age of 6 when he first enrolled the headmistress recognized his talents.  Alan was a natural in the field of mathematics and science.  At 16 he read Newton’s law of motion.  Not only did he grasp it but he managed to deduce the answer from a text in which this was never made explicit.  Between 1931-1934 he attended King’s College, Cambridge where he gained fir...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Amalie EmmyThanks for stopping by and taking time out of your day to read my post.  My intent is to put a smile on your face.  Hopefully you’ll go away with some information you may have forgotten about or did not know.  Now sit back and enjoy.Amalie was born in 1882 in Erlangen, Bavaria to Max and Ida.  While in school she did not stand out academically, she was near-sighted and spoke with a slight lisp.  At that time in history she was taught to cook and clean as were most girls of the time.  She pursued none of these activities but she did love to dance.  She had three brothers one was awarded a doctorate I chemistry, another one made his reputation in applied mathematics, the third one not much is known but he died at an early age due to medical complications.  I could not find wher...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Augusta Ada KingThanks for stopping by and taking time out of your day to read my post.  My intent is to put a smile on your face.  Hopefully you’ll go away with some information you may have forgotten about or did not know.  Now sit back and enjoy.Augusta was born in 1815 in London, England to George and Anne.  Her father expected a boy thus the name Augusta.  Her father requested Anne and Augusta leave and they moved to her mother’s parents’ home when Augusta was a month old.  George never saw Augusta again, he died 8 years later, from what or how he died I could not find out.  Augusta was often ill, beginning in her early childhood.  She was bedridden for almost a year when she developed some mathematical and technological skills.  So I guess now is the time to tell you the rest of h...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Rosalind ElsieThanks for stopping by and taking time out of your day to read my post.  My intent is to put a smile on your face.  Hopefully you’ll go away with some information you may have forgotten about or did not know.  Now sit back and enjoy.Rosalind was born in 1920 in Notting Hill, London, England to Ellis and Muriel.  From her early childhood she showed exceptional scholastic abilities.  She was so exceptional at 6 she started at Norland Place School in West London.  At the tender age of 11 she was taught physics and chemistry, often she would do complicated mathematical problems just for fun….  BTW she was also fluent in German and French, her only downfall was music.She attended Newnham College, Cambridge in 1938.  She was awarded a research fellowship at Newnham College.  Aft...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Franz MesmerThanks for stopping by and taking time out of your day to read my post.  My intent is to put a smile on your face.  Hopefully you’ll go away with some information you may have forgotten about or did not know.  Now sit back and enjoy.Franz was born in Germany back in 1734 to Anton and Maria.  He studied at the Jesuit universities of Dillingen and Ingolstdt.  He also studied medicine at the University of Vienna in 1759.  In 1766 he published his doctoral dissertation on the human body and on disease.  He concentrated on Newton’s theory of tides and how they may affect the human body.   In 1774 he produced what he called an artificial tide by having a patient swallow a preparation containing iron and then attaching magnets to various parts of their body.  He then started to tre...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
HustonThanks for stopping by and taking time out of your day to read my post.  My intent is to put a smile on your face.  Hopefully you’ll go away with some information you may have forgotten about or did not know.  Now sit back and enjoy.Huston was born in Checotah, Oklahoma in 1942.  His first interest in music was when he saw Elvis Presley on television.  In the fourth grade he learned to play the trumpet and soon after that the guitar.  At 14 you could see him perform in the local high-school talent contest.  At 15 he made his professional debut while performing in a talent contest at Okmulgee High School.  After high school he worked as a musician in Tulsa, Oklahoma in several clubs.  He moved to Nashville, Tennessee where he was unable to get into the music business.  He moved to ...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Jagadish ChandraThanks for stopping by and taking time out of your day to read my post.  My intent is to put a smile on your face.  Hopefully you’ll go away with some information you may have forgotten about or did not know.  Now sit back and enjoy.Jagadish was born in Bangladesh back in 1858.  He attended St. Xavier’s College, Calcutta and went on to receive his bachelor’s degree from the University of Calcutta in 1879.  He also went to the University of London, studying medicine, but doe to his ill health we had to quit.  He went on to being a professor of physics in Presidency College.  Using the basis of research done by theoretical physicist James Maxwell and Heinrich Hertz he developed and expanded on their findings.  Sorry you may know who Jagadish as Sir Jagadish Chandra Bose, h...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
RhodesThanks for stopping by and taking time out of your day to read my post.  My intent is to put a smile on your face.  Hopefully you’ll go away with some information you may have forgotten about or did not know.  Now sit back and enjoy.Rhodes was born in Fayetteville, North Carolina back in 1870.  He apprenticed as a barber and attended Union County Quaker Seminary and Drake County Seminary.  In 1845 he was ordained as a minister, where he served as a preacher and religious teacher throughout the Midwest.  He also served as a chaplain in the United States Army helping recruit and organize tow regiment during the Civil War.  After the war he was elected alderman in Natchez, Mississippi.  In 1870 he was elected by a vote of 81 to 15 to serve in the United States Senate.  When he arrive...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
EastonThanks for stopping by and taking time out of your day to read my post.  My intent is to put a smile on your face.  Hopefully you’ll go away with some information you may have forgotten about or did not know.  Now sit back and enjoy.Easton was born in San Francisco, California back in 1902 to Charles and Olive.  During an earthquake in 1906 he was tossed fact-first into a garden wall during the aftershock three hours later breaking and scarring his nose.  He watched the smoke from the ensuing fire that destroyed much of the city just a few miles away.  A doctor recommended his nose be re-set after he reached maturity but it never was.  As a child he was prone to frequent sickness and hypochondria.  He had very few friends as a child but his surroundings provided ample activities. ...
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By Paula Prince, Top 10% Grossing REALTOR in NWA
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Journey)
 See this home in 360 degrees Fabulous Find! Meticulously maintained, built as builder's personal residence w/ recently upgraded hardwood and paint. Designer paint applications & stacked crown molding, this home pops. No expense was spared to make the backyard a private oasis. The outdoor living area has expanded covered patio with upgraded grill, refrigerator, and granite bar. Kitchen features custom cabinets, stainless appliances and prep island. 3 car garage with tornado shelter and Bentonville schools. Shows like a model home Call this weekend for your personal showing! 
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
RalphThanks for stopping by and taking time out of your day to read my post.  My intent is to put a smile on your face.  Hopefully you’ll go away with some information you may have forgotten about or did not know.  Now sit back and enjoy.Ralph was born in Miles city, Montana back in 1919 to Gustav and Anna.  He was brought up in the Lutheran Church but in the eighth grade he discovered Charles Darwin and read The Origin of Species while in church.  He later in life rejected religion.  Due to a lack of funds he almost filed to attend college.  At the urging of his brother, with support from other family members and scholarships he graduated first in his class in 1941 from Montana State University.  He also won a fellowship to the University of Chicago, where he received is doctoral degre...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Thomas TruxtunThanks for stopping by and taking time out of your day to read my post.  My intent is to put a smile on your face.  Hopefully you’ll go away with some information you may have forgotten about or did not know.  Now sit back and enjoy.Thomas was born in Hempstead, New York back in 1755.  His father died when he was a youngster and he was sent to live with relatives in Jamaica.  He had little chance for a formal education so he joined the crew of a British merchant ship the Pitt at the tender age of 12.  During the American Revolutionary War, he operated as a privateer in which he commanded several ships.  He was highly successful capturing several enemy ships not once suffering a defeat.  In 1794 he was among one of the first captains appointed by then President George Washi...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Good Ole GeorgeThanks for stopping by and taking time out of your day to read my post.  My intent is to put a smile on your face.  Hopefully you’ll go away with some information you may have forgotten about or did not know.  Now sit back and enjoy.What can one write about good ole George Washington that hasn’t already been written, not much?  However, I do have some information which I found interesting that I would like to share with everyone.Did you know there were 14 presidents before George took office?  Also did you know at first he refused to take any money for his service while in office?  He was paid 25,000.00 per year a hefty sum in those days.  But let’s talk firsts about George.  He is the first person to receive the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest civilian honor bestow...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Stephen DecaturThanks for stopping by and taking time out of your day to read my post.  My intent is to put a smile on your face.  Hopefully you’ll go away with some information you may have forgotten about or did not know.  Now sit back and enjoy.Stephen was born in Sinepuxent, Maryland back in 1779 to Stephen and Ann.  His father was a merchant captain and later an officer in the American Navy, during the American Revolution.  At 8 years old he developed a case of whooping cough.  Back then a known tonic for the condition was exposure to the salt air of the sea.  It was decided to have Stephen join his father during his next voyage to Europe.  In 1797 he served as a midshipman of the frigate United States.  The ship was under the command of Commodore John Barry.  He was involved in se...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Bernard JohnThanks for stopping by and taking time out of your day to read my post.  My intent is to put a smile on your face.  Hopefully you’ll go away with some information you may have forgotten about or did not know.  Now sit back and enjoy.Bernard was born in County Roscommon, Ireland back in 1830.  His parents immigrated to the United States in the 1840’s bringing Bernard with them.  He attended New Your University and in 1850 he attended Castleton Medical College, but later transferred to New York Medical College where he graduated in 1852.  After graduation he served as a surgeon at the State Emigrant Hospital on Ward’s Island.  In 1856 he was appointed as an assistant surgeon to the US Army.  His full name was Bernard John Dowling Irwin, AKA Bernard J.D. Irwin.  He was involved...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Robert StuartThanks for stopping by and taking time out of your day to read my post.  My intent is to put a smile on your face.  Hopefully you’ll go away with some information you may have forgotten about or did not know.  Now sit back and enjoy.I have no history of Robert as to who is parents were or where he was born.  What I can tell you is his accomplishment for one thing which opened the west for thousands of people.  At 25 he sailed aboard the Pacific Fur Company’s ship the Tonquin on a voyage to the Falkland Islands.  When the captain of the ship tried to leave without Robert’s uncle, Robert held a pistol to the captain head until the uncle came back.  They sailed around Cape Horn and established Fort Astoria in Oregon.  Robert stayed there while the ship sailed to Vancouver Isla...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
 EmmaThanks for stopping by and taking time out of your day to read my post.  My intent is to put a smile on your face.  Hopefully you’ll go away with some information you may have forgotten about or did not know.  Now sit back and enjoy.Emma was born in Kovno, of the Russian Empire back in 1869 to Abraham and Taube.  In looking over her life and what is written about her I just don’t have enough space to tell you all about her.  What I will tell you is just a short story about her.  Her father Abraham used violence to punish his children especially Emma.  When she disobeyed him, which was quite often he used to beat her with a whip, her mother offered her little comfort.  Her father again, forced them into poverty due to his bad business decisions.  Emma wanted to attend school but her...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Charles AngeloThanks for stopping by and taking time out of your day to read my post.  My intent is to put a smile on your face.  Hopefully you’ll go away with some information you may have forgotten about or did not know.  Now sit back and enjoy.Charles Angelo was born in Matagorda County, Texas back in 1855.  He attended public school until he was 15.  He stared working as a cowboy at local ranches.  In 1877 he was in Dodge City during a confrontation between Clay Allison and Wyatt Earp.  He later disputed the story of what Wyatt said about the incident.    In 1884 he opened a merchant business in Caldwell, Kansas.  During that time, he began writing a book, A Texas Cowboy.  A year later, it was published to wide acclaim, because it was the first true look into the life of a cowboy, w...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
SamuelThanks for stopping by and taking time out of your day to read my post.  My intent is to put a smile on your face.  Hopefully you’ll go away with some information you may have forgotten about or did not know.  Now sit back and enjoy.Samuel was born in Columbiana, Ohio back in 1868 to Benjamin and Catherine.  He graduated from Columbiana High School.  He started working for a buggy company making wheels.  With nothing more than a high school education and a vivid imagination Samuel, that is Harvey Samuel Firestone founded the Firestone Tire and Rubber Company.  A true pioneer in the mass production of tires.  Henry Ford, Thomas Edison and Harvey Firestone were considered the three leaders in the American industry at the time.  They were part of a very exclusive group titled “The Mi...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
SocratesThanks for stopping by and taking time out of your day to read my post.  My intent is to put a smile on your face.  Hopefully you’ll go away with some information you may have forgotten about or did not know.  Now sit back and enjoy.Socrates was born in Athens around 470/469 BC.  Although nothing survives of his writings he has become renowned for this contribution to the field of ethics.  To understand anything about Socrates one need to read the works of Plato.  Plato’s writings are believed to be the most informative source about Socrates’ life and philosophy.  Some historians disagree with Plato’s writings but they have not produced any evidence to discredit him.  In Plato’s writings he writes one of his friends asked the oracle at Delphi if anyone were wiser than Socrates. ...
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