Benton County, AR Real Estate News

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Richard Lower was born in St. Tudy, England back in 1631.  He studied at Westminster School.  He moved to London where he carried out research with Robert Hooke.  He formed an informal research team, performing laboratory experiments at the University of Oxford.  He earned his M.D. degree in 1665.  He was a medical student under Professor Willis collaborating with him to investigate the nervous system.  Later he traced the circulation of blood as it passes through the lungs and learned that it changes when exposed to air. He was the first to observe the difference in arterial and venous blood.  Willis died in 1675, making Richard very busy with the demands of his medical practice.  He died in London from a fever in 1691, he was 60.What you may not know about Dr. Lower is that he is most...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
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Joseph Barrow was born in Chambers County, Alabama back in 1914 to Munroe and Lillie.  At birth he weighed a whopping 11 pounds.  He suffered from a speech impediment and spoke very little as a child until the age of six.  His father was committed to a mental institution in 1916.  His mother married Pat Brooks in 1920.In 1926, he moved to Detroit, Michigan, he worked part time at the River Rough Plant.  When the Great Depression hit he spent a lot of time at a local youth recreation center at 637 Brewster Street in Detroit.  At the age of 17 in 1932, he made his debut boxing fight.  In 1933, he won the Detroit-area Golden Gloves Novice Division.  In 1934, he won the light heavyweight United States Amateur Champion National AAU tournament in St. Louis, Missouri.  During his boxing career...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
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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
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Asa Lawrence Lovejoy was born in Groton, Massachusetts back in 1808 to Samuel and Betsy.  He attended Cambridge and Amherst College before studying law and passing the Maine Bar to become an attorney.  He moved to Missouri before moving to the Oregon Country because of health reasons.He first moved to Oregon in 1842 over the Oregon Trail, part of a wagon train led by Elijah White.  During his trip he was briefly held captive by Native Americans.  He set up a law practice in Oregon City during the Provisional Government period.  He and his traveling companion Willian Overton split a claim to 640 acres along the Willamette River.  He married Elizabeth McGary in 1845, the couple would have five children.  He was elected to the Provisional Legislature of Oregon representing Clackamas Distri...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
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José Mendoza López was born Santiago Ihuitlán Plumas, Oaxaca, Mexico back in 1910.  As a young boy he and his mother moved to Orizaba where he helped his mother sell clothes that she had made.  When he was eight his mother died so he moved to Brownsville, Texas to live with his uncle’s family.While in Brownsville, he began working various jobs and never returned to school.  He later traveled the country with a boxing promoter with 55 fights under his belt in the lightweight division using the nickname of Kid Mendoza.  In 1934, during a boxing match in Melbourne, Australia he met a group of Merchant Marines and signed a contract with them.  He was accepted in the union spending the next five years traveling the world.  He was en-route to California from Hawaii when he learned about the J...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
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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
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Frank Fowler Loomis was born in Akron, Ohio back in 1854 to Joseph and Elizabeth.  His father died when he was eight, so he lived with an uncle at Wadsworth, Ohio.  He attended the Akron public schools.  In 1869, he worked on the Ohio & Erie Canal for a few months.  In 1870, he became a volunteer fireman at the Akron’s Fire Department.He became a paid fireman at Steamer No. 1 in 1871 when the current engineer had died.  By 1874, he and James H. Stanford built four fire alarm telegraph signal boxes at key businesses in Akron.  Realizing they needed more fire alarm boxes he designed an alarm box for police patrolmen requesting a wagon, additional police, or required firemen.  He was promoted to the city’s Chief Engineer in 1980, a position he held for 27 years.What you may not know about ...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
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Bernard Loomis was born in the Bronx, New York under poor conditions.  During World War II, he served in the Army Air Forces in the Philippines.  After being discharged he attended New York University.  After being discharged he became a salesman where he represented several manufactures to retailers such as Toys R Us and Sears.In 1960, he became a part of the Mattel Toys sales department.  By 1968, he started promoting the new Hot Wheels car line for the company.  For his marketing he was dubbed as “The Man Who Invented Saturday Morning”.  In 1981, he founded the Manufacturing and Design (MAD) group at General Mills.  Later he began working at Hasbro in charge of the development helping transition that company into becoming the world’s largest toy company.  He was inducted into the Toy...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
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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
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Crawford Williamson Long was born in Danielsville, Madison County, Georgia back in 1815 to James and Elizabeth.by the age of fourteen he had graduated for the local academy.  He attended the University of Georgia in Athens, after receiving his A.M. degree, he continued his education at Transylvania College in Lexington, Kentucky.  He transferred to the University of Pennsylvania receiving his M.D. degree in 1839.  After graduation, he did an 18-month internship in New York before returning to Georgia.  He started his medical practice in Jefferson, Jackson County in 1841.  He was a member of the Demosthenian Literary Society and a cousin of the western legend Doc Holliday.  Doctors Day is celebrated on March 30 every year to commemorate Long’s contributions.  A statue of Long stands in t...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
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Alvin Orlando Lombard was born in Springfield, Maine back in 1856.  As a young boy he demonstrated his mechanical aptitude build a model wood-splitter powered by a water wheel.  When he was 8, he started working in the family sawmill in Lincoln, Maine.  He later obtained patents for some of his mechanical innovations at the sawmill, he also opened a blacksmith shop in Waterville, Maine with his brother Samuel.  In their shop in Waterville they produced steam-powered locomotives that slid on skis powered by huge tracks in the rear, enabling them to travel throughout the Maine woods free from the steel tracks that hampered the other railroad vehicles.  He also received patents for a pulpwood de-barker, a pulpwood crusher and a governor to control the speed of a water turbine.What you may ...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
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Alexander Nikolayevich Lodygin was born in Stenshino village, Tambov Governorate, Russian Empire back in 1847.  He studied at the Tambov Cadet School from 1859-65.  After graduation her served in the 71st Belev Regiment.  from 1866-68 he studied at the Moscow Infantry School.  Just after graduation, he retired from the military and found wok at the Tula weapons factory.In 1871, he proposed an autonomous diving apparatus that consist of a steel mask, natural rubber costume, accumulator battery and a special apparatus for electrolysis of water.  The diver was supposed to breathe the oxygen-hydrogen mix obtained by electrolysis of water.  the device is very similar to modern scuba equipment.  He died in Brooklyn, New York in 1923, he was 75.What you may not know about Alexander is that in ...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
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Alain Leroy Locke was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania back in 1885 to Pliny and Mary.  He was called Roy by everyone who knew him, at the age of 16 he chose to use the first name of Alain.  He graduated from Central High School second in his 107th class.  After graduation, he attended Harvard University graduating with degrees in English and philosophy.He was admitted to Hertford College where he studied literature, philosophy, Greek and Latin.  He received an assistant professorship in English at Howard University in 1912.  He retired in 1953, Locke Hall on the Howard campus is named in his honor.  He moved to New York City where is died in 1954.What you may not know about Alain is that he was the first African-American to be a Rhodes Scholar.  Your day is worthwhile when you make s...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
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Jacob Lumbrozo was born in Lisbon, Portugal his exact date of birth is unknown. He was a physician and farmer by trade.  He moved to Holland and then to Maryland arriving is 1656.  At the time of his arrival he was the only physician in Maryland.  In 1663, he was given letters with them containing certain privileges, enabling him to take up land under the liberal terms established.He appeared as a witness in a lawsuit in 1657, and served as a juror in 1663.  In 1665, he was granted a commission to trade with Native Americans.  He amassed considerable wealth both in real and personal property.  In 1658, he was arrested under the provisions of the so-called Toleration Act of 1649, for blasphemy: that is, for the denial of the doctrine of the Trinity.  He was given amnesty ten days later. ...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
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 George Llewelyn Davies was born in London, England back in 1893.  His father died in 1907 and a friend of the family supported him and his brothers becoming their primary guardian following the death of their mother in 1910.  They remained very close with “Uncle Jim” as they grew up and went away to school.He attended the Berkhamsted School after graduating he attended Trinity College, Cambridge.  While at college he joined the Amateur Dramatic Club.  When World War I started he and his brother Peter volunteered for service.  He received a commission as a second lieutenant in the King’s Royal Rifle Corps serving in the trenches in Flanders.  On the morning of 15 March, 1915, he was resting on a bank when he died of a gunshot wound to the head by a German sniper. What you may not know a...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
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William John Little was born in Whitechapel, London, England back in 1810 to John and Hannah.  He suffered from polio, partial paralysis, and severe club foot. As a youth he was an apothecary’s apprentice, surrendering his indentures at the age of 18 he entered medical school at the London Hospital.In 1832, he was admitted to the Royal College of Surgeons.  He is known for his doctoral dissertation on tenotomy (the surgical cutting of a tendon) for the treatment of club foot.  He travelled to Germany to study the technique of subcutaneous tenotomy with Louis Stromeyer, who subsequently corrected Little’s deformed foot by this method.  The techniques originated by Stromeyer and applied by Little are still used today in the surgical management of quite a few neuromuscular conditions.  He ...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
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Paula Vanessa Llewellyn was born in Kingston, Jamaica to Clinton and Mavis.  She attended St. George’s Primary school and St. Hugh’s High School.  After graduation she attended the University of the West Indies at Mona and Norman Manley Law School. She finished her internship in Antigua.Afterwards she returned to Jamaica working as court clerk at the Saint James Parish magistrate’s court out of Montego. In 1986, she became a crown counsel in the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP).  In 1993, she was made deputy direction and senior director in 1999.  She applied through a competitive selection process administered by the Public Service Commission for being the Director of Public Prosecutions in 2008.  She was given the position making her the first woman to hold that po...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
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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
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Colin Hamilton Livingstone was born in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada back in 1863.  He attended McGill University in Montreal.  After graduation, he served as a private secretary to Senator Stephen Benton Elkins of West Virginia and as a clerk for the Interstate Commerce Committee of the United States Senate.  Livingstone was the namesake of a 90-acre Arlington County, Virginia, subdivision, Livingstone Heights.  He worked as an American banker and president of the Washington and Old Dominion Railway.  He was associated with the Virginia Shipbuilding Corporation in Alexandra, and the Washington and Virginia Real Estate Company.  He served as a vice-president of the American National Bank.   He died in 1943, he was 79.What you may not know about Colin was that he was also the first n...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
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William Livingston was born in Albany, New York back in 1723 to Philip and Catherine.  He received his early education at the local schools.  At 13 he was sent to live for a year and prepare for college with the Anglican missionary.  He enrolled at Yale College in 1737 and graduated in 1741.  He moved to New York City where he studied law and became a law clerk first for the eminent lawyer James Alexander.  He left Alexander’s office in 1746 and joined the office of William Smith Sr.  He became a lower in 1748 and began his practice in New York City.  in 1752 he founded a weekly journal, the Independent Reflector.  The Reflector was New York’s fir serial non-newspaper publication and the only one being published in British North America at the time.  He was elected to the American Philo...
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