Bentonville, AR Real Estate News

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Neale Thanks 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 the post for the day.Neale was born in Notasulga, Alabama back in 1891 to John and Lucy.  When she was three the family moved to Eatonville, Florida where her father was a preacher and elected mayor in 1897 and again in 1902.  In 1918 she began studies at Howard University where she co-founded The Hilltop, the university’s student newspaper.  She graduated with an associate’s degree.  She went on to Barnard College where she was the only black student (hint).  She received her B.A. in anthropology.  After graduation she spent two years as a graduate st...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Dumas Davy Thanks 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 the post for the day.Dumas was born in Picardy, France in 1802 to Thomas and Marie.  His father died when he was four, and his mother could not provide much of an education to him.  However, he red everything he could and as a result was self-taught.  At 20 he moved to Paris where he acquired a position at the Palais Royal.  In 1830 he participated in the Revolution that ousted Charles X and replaced him with the Duke of Orleans.  During the time he was in Paris he began writing articles for magazines and plays.   Due to the popularity of those he...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Paavo Thanks 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 the post for the day.Paavo was born in Turku,, France back in 1897 to Johan and Matilda.  From all accounts Paavo was a talented student, he left school and worked as an errand boy for a bakery to help out the family financially.  He pushed heavy carts up steep slopes in Turku, which strengthened his back and leg muscles.  In 1919, while serving in the army while others marched he ran the whole distance with his rifle and his backpack full of sand.  You may know him better as Paavo Nurmi, he broke 22 world records in his career in the Olympic Games.  N...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Timothy Thanks 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 the post for the day.Timothy was born in Salem, Massachusetts back in 1745 to Timothy and Mary.  After graduating from grammar school in Salem he attended Harvard University.  After graduation he worked for Essex County as a town clerk.  He was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar in 1768.  He served in the Massachusetts General Court.  In 1766 he was commissioned a lieutenant in the militia and promoted to captain three years later.  He was offered the position of adjutant general of the Continental Army in 1777.  He was so proficient in that command h...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Bacon Thanks 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 the post for the day.Who doesn’t love bacon, well I can assure you I don’t love this Bacon.  Get it???  Bacon was born in Frankfort, Kentucky back in 1861 to William and Edmonia.  He attended school in Nashville, Tennessee, but was primarily self-educated.  At eleven he was working in a cotton factory, which most likely was the cause of his health problems.  He moved several times and wound up in Las Cruces, New Mexico where he practiced law.  He served in various positions including the New Mexico House of Representatives, associate just of the New Me...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Ludwig Carl Thanks 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 the post for the day.Ludwig was born in Hanau, Hesse-Kassel back in 1785.   He attended public school at Kassel and proceeded to attend the University of Marburg studying law.  Historians have said his thirst for knowledge was insatiable, however his he had not found any aim beyond the practical one of making himself a position in life.  In 1808 he was appointed superintendent of a private library.  He held various jobs, however in 1829 he was appointed professor and librarian in Gottingen.  He was joined by his brother Wilhelm in Gottingen.  If ...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Louise Thanks 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 the post for the day.Louise was born in Memphis, Tennessee back in 1942 to Clarence and Barbara.  The marriage between her parents was a rocky one to say the least.  Anyway they separated in 1948 with her mother moving back to Buffalo with one of her children.  Her father Clarence took Louise with him as he was a minister.  She began going with her father and began singing in the choir.  If you haven’t figured it out by now I’m talking about Aretha “Louise” Franklin.  She released her first album Songs of Faith in 1956.Her success in her songs are jus...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Morgan Thanks 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 the post for the day.Morgan was born in Marylebone, England back in 1879 to Edward and Alice.  His father died of tuberculosis just before Morgan’s second birthday.  He inherited what today would be 794,520.00 from his paternal great-aunt Marianne who died in 1887.  He attended Tonbridge School in Kent and later when to Kings College, Cambridge.   After leaving college he visited continental Europe.  In WWI he registered as a conscientious objector, he did however volunteer for the International Red Cross and served in Egypt.  In the 1930’s-1940’s he ...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Elizabeth Ann Thanks 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 the post for the day.Elizabeth Ann was born in New York City, New York back in 1774 to Richard and Catherine.  Her mother died when she was three and her father remarried Charlotte.  In 1794 at 19 Elizabeth Ann married William.  Shortly after their marriage them moved into a fashionable residence on Wall Street.  As a socialite she helped administer to the sick and dying through her church.  During the dispute between the United States and the French Republic from 1798 to 1800 several of her husband’s ships were lost resulting in William going ...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Amelia Moore Thanks 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 the post for the day.Amelia was born in Garrard County, Kentucky back in 1846 to George and Mary.  In her early years she suffered from poor health and the family moved often, settling in Belton, Missouri.  In 1867 she married Charles, as a result of that union they had a daughter Charlien.  Charles died in 1869, with the proceeds of his estate and some land her father had given her she built a small house in Holden, Missouri.  In 1874 she met and married David, during their marriage she also received a “call from God”, which set into motion her...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Elisha Hunt Thanks 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 the post for the day. Elisha Hunt was born in Pawtuxet, Rhode Island back in 1842 to Elisha (no I didn’t get that wrong) and Eliza.  He attended Potter and Hammond’s Business Academy in Providence.  In 1858 his father died when the ship he was on was sunk by a hurricane.  When the Civil War broke out he served with the 2nd, Rhode Island Volunteer Infantry.  He advanced from corporal to lieutenant colonel in command of the regiment. After the war he became a successful businessman.  He was appointed as collector of the U.S. internal revenue of Rho...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Layne Hall Thanks 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 the post for the day. Layne Hall was born in Mississippi back in 1880.  I have no history about his childhood and believe me I tried to find something.   Anyway on with today’s post.  He moved to Silvercreek, New York in 1916.  When he got there his nephew taught him something that he is still noted for.  In fact, he is in the Guinness World Record for what his nephew taught him.  Okay I know you are just sitting on the edge of your seats wanting to know more.Well he was (died in 1990) the oldest licensed driver in the United States.  He had nearl...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Katharine Anne Thanks 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 the post for the day.Katharine Anne grew up in Littleton, Colorado.  She attended Chatfield Senior High and then enrolled at the University of Colorado, Boulder.  She transferred to the University of New Mexico.  She graduated in 2004 with a major in Psychology.  But can you tell me what she is most noted for.  It may help if I told you the rest of her name why it’s Katharine Anne “Katie” Hnida.  She was the first woman to score in a NCAA Division 1 FBS football game as a placekicker.  She is alive and well traveling around the country sharing...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Heron Thanks 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 the post for the day.Heron also known as Hero was born around c. 10 AD.  I have no record of who his parents were, but I’m going to write about his inventions and what an extraordinary man he became.  Where he went to school is not known but anyway on to his accomplishments.He wrote about the aeolipile, which was a rocker-like engine, in truth it was a steam engine, he just improved on the idea.  His writings spoke of things that would become reality two millennia later during the industrial revolution.  He introduced the first vending machine, where s...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Countess Elizabeth Thanks 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 the post for the day. If you are not into blood and gore just move on because this one is not for the faint of heart..  Countess Elizabeth was born in Nyirbator, Hungary in 1560 to George and Anna.  She was born into a wealthy family as her mother’s cousin was King of the Polish-Lithuania Commonwealth.  She learned Latin, German and Greek but was showered with wealth, education and a stellar social position.  She was engaged at 10 and married at 14 when she moved to Nadasdy Castle in Sarvar.  Her husband was away fighting wars, however the...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Benjamin Thanks 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 the post for the day.Benjamin was born in Byberry, Pennsylvania back in 1746 to John and Susanna.  At the age of 6 his father died and his mother at 8 sent him to live with his and uncle.  He and his brother Jacob attended school in Cecil County, Maryland, then onto the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University) where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts.  From 1766 to 1768 he attended the University of Edinburgh and graduated with a M.D. degree.  He returned to the Colonies in 1769 at 24 and opened a medical practice in Philadelphia.  You may...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Amory Thanks 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 the post for the day.Amory was born in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania back in 1892.  He attended Princeton University in 1910.  He was a star athlete and considered the first American star in ice hockey, he was also an accomplished football player.  After graduation he worked for J.P. Morgan Bank that is until WWI, when he enlisted in the US Army Air Service.  He flew in the famous Lafayette Escadrille and participated in air battles against the “Red Baron”.  He was awarded the Croix de Guerre for his conduct under fire.  You may know him better as Hobey Am...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Alfred Thanks 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 the post for the day.Alfred was born in Mulhouse, France back in 1859 to Raphael and Jeanette.  He was 10 when the Franco-Prussian War broke out and his family moved to Paris after the war, which prompted him to decide on a career in the military.  Shortly after his 18th birthday he enrolled in the Ecole Polytechnique military school.  After graduation he was assigned to an artillery unit and rose through the ranks to captain.  In 1894 the French Army’s counter-intelligence section became aware of secrets regarding new artillery parts was being passed...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
The House Thanks 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 the post for the day.Getting away from my usual writings I’m going to write about “The House”.  The House was located out west and tried to control the dry goods and cattle industry long after the first settlers moved in.  Well a newcomer decided to open up their own store and thus began a local feud that lasted for around 6 months but will forever go down in history.  What feud would I be talking about you may ask?  Well I’m so glad you did.  I’m talking about the Lincoln County War which made such people like Pat Garrett, Billy the Kid, John Chis...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
John Fletcher Thanks 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 the post for the day.John was born in Rye, England back in 1579 (I remember that date well), anyway his father Richard died shortly after his birth and he was sent to his paternal uncle Giles Fletcher who was a poet and minor official.    A highly intelligent boy he entered Corpus Christi College, Cambridge at the age of eleven.  Little is known about his time in college, but records show he was preparing for a career in the church.  Don’t really know what happened but he decided on another path.  He worked closely with someone you may have hea...
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