Explore Carroll County, AR

View all cities
By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 21
Robert Henry Lawrence Jr., was born in Chicago, Illinois back in 1935.  He attended Haines Elementary School, graduating when he was sixteen in the top 10% from Englewood High School in 1952.  He continued his education graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Bradley University.  While at Bradley he distinguished himself as Cadet Commander in the Air Force ROTC program receiving a commission of second lieutenant in the Air Force Reserve Program.  At the age of 21 he was designated as a U.S. Air Force pilot upon completing flight training at Malden Air Force Base, Missouri.  In 1965, he earned a Ph.D. in physical chemistry from Ohio State University. He was a senior USAF pilot, with well over 2,500 flight hours.  He flew many tests in the Lockheed F-104 Starfighter...
By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 19
Earnest Orlando Lawrence was born in Canton, South Carolina back in 1901 to Carl and Gunda.  He attended schools at Canton and Pierre, after graduation he enrolled at the University of South Dakota in Vermillion.  He received his bachelor’s degree in chemistry in 1922.  He then enrolled at the University of Minnesota receiving his Master of Arts degree in physics in 1923.He moved to New Haven, Connecticut where he completed his Doctor of Philosophy degree in physics in 1925.  With Jesse Beams from the University of Virginia he continued his research in the photoelectric field.  He was hired as an associate professor of physics and the University of California in 1928, two years later he became a full professor.  After the outbreak of World War II, he was drawn into military projects.  W...
By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 14
Wallace Hume Carothers was born in Burlington, Iowa back in 1896 to Ira and Mary.  He attended school in Des Moines, Iowa.  After graduation he attended Capital City Commercial College, completing the accounting and secretarial curriculum in 1915.  That same year he entered the Tarkio College in Missouri.He initially majored in English but switched to chemistry.  He so excelled in chemistry that before he graduated he was made a chemistry instructor and studied as well.  After graduating with a bachelor of science degree he attended the University of Illinois for his master of arts degree graduating in 1921.  He went back to the University of Illinois to study for his Ph.D.  he received that degree in 1924.  After getting his Ph.D. he stayed at the University of Illinois for two years a...
By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 16
Thomas Oliver Larkin was born in Charlestown, Massachusetts back in 1802 to Thomas and Ann.  When he was 15 he went to Boston to apprentice as a bookbinder.  In 1821, he moved to Wilmington, North Carolina where he worked as a clerk.  In 1825, he opened a store in Duplin, North Carolina. He moved again to San Francisco in 1832.  He built the first two-story house in California, it’s still standing at the Monterey State Historic Park.  He also built the first wharf at Monterey harbor.  He acquired several land grants around Rancho Jimeno, Rancho Boga, Rancho Cienega del Rabilan, Rancho Pleyto and Rancho Cotate.  In 1858, he contracted typhoid fever and died within a week.  What you may not know about Thomas is that he was appointed to be the United States first and only consul to Mexican...
By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 20
Richard Edmund LaMotta was born in Brooklyn, New York back in 1942 to Joseph and Mary.  He graduated from the Brooklyn Technical High School.  After graduation, he continued his education at Brooklyn College earning a B.S. in Economics.  He then earned a J.D. from the New York Law School.As a college freshman he developed his own record label. After negotiating with the college business office, music professors and executives at RCA, BMG Music, etc., he created a two-record album featuring recording for the Music 101 class, which was required of a City College of New York students.  He sold more than fifty thousand albums.  He died in 2010, he was 67.What you may not know about Richard is that in 1981, he developed the Chipwich ice cream sandwich.  He hired 60 students as street cart ve...
By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 17
Lucy Craft Laney was born in Macon, Georgia back in 1854 to David and Louisa.  At the age of four she could read, she attended Lewis High School in Macon.  After graduation she attended Atlanta University graduating in 1873.  She worked as a teacher in Macon, Milledgeville and Savanah, Georgia.After 10 years working as a teacher she opened the now call Lucy Craft Laney High School in 1883.  By 1928 it had more than 800 students, the school also served as a community center. In 1974, Governor Jimmy Carter hung her portrait in the Georgia state capitol to hone her, in 1992 Lucy was inducted into the Georgia Women of Achievement.What you may not know about Lucy is that she was an African-American, the school she opened was the first school for black children in Augusta.  She was principal ...
By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 18
Albert Bond Lambert was born in St. Louis, Missouri back in 1875.  In the 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris, France he finished eighth in the individual event.  Four years later he was part of the American team that took home a silver medal, making him the only golfer to compete in both Olympic golf tournaments.In 1906, he took an interest in aviation, taking ballooning lessons.  In 1909, he met the Wright Brothers, where he purchased his first airplane.  In 1911, he became the first person from St. Louis to hold a pilot’s license.  In 1926, he met an up and coming you pilot who visited his home looking for financial support for a flight he was wanting to do.  He was the founder of the St. Louis International Airport, which was the first municipal airport in the nation.What you may not know...
By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 17
Elizabeth Kortright was born in New York City, New York back in 1768 to Lawrence and Hannah.  At nine her mother died and her father never remarried.  Elizabeth first met James while he was serving as a member of the Continental Congress.  The couple were married in February of 1786 in New York City.  In December she gave birth to Eliza.James was appointed United States Minister to France.  While in France she helped secure the release of Madame La Fayette and gave shelter to Thomas Paine while he was in Paris. They returned to the United States in 1802.  In 1803, James was appointed the United States Minister to Great Britain and Spain.  They returned to Virginia in 1807.  Elizabeth suffered the first of a series of seizures and collapses in 1801, which would plague her for the rest of...
By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 10
Vizol Angami Koso was born in Viswema, British India back in 1914 to Notsore and Vichole.  He attended Mission High School in Kohima.  He continued his education at the Government High School in Shillong before graduating from St. Edmund’s College in Shillong.  During World War II he joined the Royal Indian Air Force serving until 1946.After being discharged he was a teacher at the John High School in Viswema.  From 1953-56 he was the Principal of the Naga National High School.  He served as the Vice President of the Naga People’s Convention from 1957-60.  He was one of the founding members of the Kohima Science College in Jotsoma in 1961.  He was elected to Nagaland People’s Council later to become the leader of the Opposition until 1964.  He died in 2008, he was 93.What you may not kn...
By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 18
Emil Theodor Kocher was born in Bern, Switzerland back in 1841 to Jakob and Barbara.  The family moved to Burgdorf, he moved back to Bern where he went to middle and high school.  He started his studies in 1858 at the University of Bern.  He obtained his doctorate in 1865.  At 30 you could find him as a professor at the University of Bern.He served in that capacity for 45 years. During his tenure he published 249 scholarly articles and books, trained numerous medical doctors, treated thousands of patients.  His success was due to many things, but we’ll cover a few.  He was insistent on the implementation of antiseptic wound treatment, the monitoring of the anesthesia and the small amount of blood loss.  On 23 July 1917, he was called to the hospital for an emergency, he felt unwell and ...
By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 16
Ellis O. Knox was born in Northern California back in 1900 to Albert and Addie.  He attended the public schools in Lake County, California.  In 1923, he graduated from UC Berkeley.  After graduation, he accepted a staff position at the Phoenix Union High School.  He met his wife Lois there and in 1926, they moved back to Los Angeles.He continued his education at the University of California, graduation with a doctorate he moved to the District of Columbia accepting a staff position at Howard University in 1931.  He was an adjunct professor at Yale and the American University.  In 1955, he was appointed to the President’s While House Conference on Education.  He worked alongside Thurgood Marshall.  In 1967, he ended his tenure at Howard University, moving back to Los Angeles where he ser...
By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 20
Marie-Claire Kirkland was born back in 1924 in Palmer, Massachusetts to Charles and Rose.  I didn’t find much of her childhood.  So, let’s cut to the chase.  She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in 1947, her Bachelor of Civil Law in 1950 from McGill University.  She became a judge in 1973, retiring in 1991.  She died in 2016, she was 91.What you may not know about Marie-Claire Kirkland-Casgrain is that she was the first woman elected to the Legislative Assembly of Quebec, the first woman appointed a Cabinet minister in Quebec, the first woman appointed acting premier and the first woman judge to serve in the Quebec Provincial Court. I know this one is short, however sometimes I can’t find more to make it interesting.NW Arkansas, come for a visit, stay for a lifetime
By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 17
Pauline Kirby was born in Greenwood, Mississippi back in 1905.  She attended Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee graduating in 1926.  She enlisted in the Army Nurse Corps in 1927, assigned to Fort Sam Houston Hospital.  From 1942 to 1945 she was the Assistant Director of Nurses in the South West Pacific during WWII.After the war she was assigned to the Northington General Hospital in Tuscaloosa, AL, moving onward to Moore General Hospital Ashville, NC.  In 1947, she was the Chief Nurse at Percy Jones General Hospital in Battle Creek, MI.  in 1954, she was transferred to Walter Reed Medical Center.  In 1957 she was recognized as one of the eight army nurses that cared for President Dwight D. Eisenhower.  She retired after 30 years of service in the United States Army Nurse Co...
By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 21
Herbert David Kelleher was born in Camden, New Jersey back in 1931.  He was raised in Audubon, New Jersey graduating from Haddon Heights High School.  After graduation, he earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Wesleyan University.  He continued his education with a Juris Doctor from New York University School of Law.After graduation he clerked for a New Jersey Supreme Court Justice.  He moved to Texas, but I do not have the date.  In 1978, he was installed as Chairman of the Board of Southwest Airlines.  He stepped down in 2007, retiring.  In 2010 he was appointed chair of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.  He died in 2019, he was 87.What you may not know about Herbert is that he was he co-founder, later chairman emeritus of Southwest Airlines.Your day is worthwhile when you make...
By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 20
Arthur Atwater Kent Sr. was born in Burlington, Vermont back in 1873.  The family moved to Worchester, Massachusetts in 1881.  He entered Worchester Polytechnic Institute majoring in mechanical engineering.  He excelled in mechanics and drawing, but he was weak in chemistry, algebra and language, having no interest in those subjects.He started the Kent Electric Manufacturing Company where he sold electric motors and generators.  In 1921, he was producing radio components.  His business was so successful he built a plant that eventually covered 32 acres in North Philadelphia.  By 1925 it was the largest maker of radios in the United States, employing over 12,00 workers. He died in 1949 in Hollywood, California he was 75.What you may not know about Arthur is that in 1921, he patented the ...
By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 16
Roy Herman Kellerman was born in Macomb County, Michigan back in 1915.  After graduating from high school, he worked for the Dodge division of Chrysler.  In 1937, he was sworn in as a trooper for the Michigan State Police.  Just before Christmas in 1941, he joined the Secret Service in Detroit.In 1942, he was a permanent fixture at the White House.  In 1965, he was promoted to “deputy special in charge”.  He retired from the Secret Service in 1968 as an assistant administrator.  He died in 1984, he was 69.What you may not know about Roy is that he was in the front passenger’s side of the presidential limousine with President Kennedy in Dallas.  I saw the photo, he was chastised for not covering Kennedy’s body with his own.  It took only 6 seconds to Oswald to fire the shots. No way woul...
By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 13
Whitcomb L. Judson was born in Chicago, Illinois back in 1843.  He enlisted in the Union Army in 1861 at Oneida, Illinois serving in the 42nd Illinois Infantry Regiment.  he attended Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois.  After graduation, he was a traveling salesman for Pitts Agricultural Works and then for Earle Manufacturing Company.Around 1889, his attention turned to inventions, his first one was for a “pneumatic street railway” system. In 1889 alone, he received six patents related to hi concept of a street railway running on compressed air.  Of course, it failed, so he turned his attention to some other invention.  He is more noted for his patent that was approved in May of 1893 U.S.P. 504,038 and 557,207 after improvements.  Later in 1893, he exhibited his new invention at the Ch...
By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 18
Joshua Humphreys was born in Ardmore, Haveford Township, Pennsylvania back in 1751 to Joshua and Sarah.  In his youth, he apprenticed to a shipbuilder.  While he was working his instructor died and he was placed in charge of the establishment.After the American Revolutionary War, he was active as a designer, where he played a major part in planning the 32-gun frigate USS Randolph.  He died in 1832, he was 86.What you may not know about Joshua is that he was the constructor of the original six frigates of the United States Navy.  Maybe you’ve heard of some of them, the USS United States, USS Constellation, USS Constitution, USS Chesapeake and the USS Congress.  Paul Henderson, this one should be easy, he is known as the “Father of the American Navy”.  Two of the Navy’s ships were named a...
By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 20
James Christopher Harrison was born in Australia back in1936.  When he was fourteen he required major chest surgery, that required him to receive a large amount of blood.  Because of the amount of blood needed to save his life, he made a vow to give back his blood to help those who gave so much to him.Because of the laws in Australia at the time, he could not give blood until he was 18.  True to his word he first gave in 1954.  He gave his blood every two weeks for fifty-seven years.  On May 11th, 2018, he gave his last donation as Australian policy prohibits blood donations from anyone past the age of 81.  No need to count, that is 1173 donations.What you may not know about James is that he has saved over 2.4 million unborn babies.  That’s right his blood contained unusually strong and...
By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 20
Estelle Scher was born in New York City, New York back in 1923 to Charles and Sarah.  Her mother was a homemaker while her father owned his own business installing glass windows on vehicles.  She graduated from Seward Park High School.  After graduation, she worked as a secretary while attending auditions as she wanted to be an actress.She was introduced to Arthur who she later married in 1947. The union produced two sons Carl and Barry.  While she was able to get a few roles in the New York theater circuit.  It wasn’t until she was 60 that she got a breakthrough role in the Broadway production Torch Song Trilogy.  She died in 2008, she was 84.While you may not know Estelle or even heard of her you surely know her by her stage name of Estelle Getty, best known for her role in The Golden...

Carroll County, AR Real Estate Professionals