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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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John Hundale Lawrence was born in Canton, South Dakota to Carl and Gunda back in 1904.  I wrote about his brother Ernest the other day.  He graduated from the Canton High School, before enrolling at the University of South Dakota.  He continued his education getting his M.D. degree from the Harvard Medical School.He had a long-term association with the University of California, Berkeley working at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.  He discovered treatments for leukemia and polycythemia by injecting mice with radioactive phosphorus derived from the cyclotron invented by his brother.  His main field was working with cancer patients. He was awared the Enrico Fermi Award in 1983.  He received honorary degrees from the University of South Dakota, University of Bordeaux and the Catho...
By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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Norma Deloris Egstrom was born in Jamestown, North Dakota back in 1920 to Marvin and Selma.  Her mother died when she was four and her father remarried.  She graduated from Wimbledon High School in 1937.  While in high school she was the female singer for a six-piece college dance band.She sang professionally over the KOVC radio in Valley City, North Dakota in 1936.  At the age of 17 she left ho and traveled to Hollywood, California.  She found work on Balboa Island, Newport Beach as a short order cook and waitress at Harry’s Cafe.  In 1938, he fainted onstage due to overwork and an inadequate diet. She was taken to the hospital where she was told she needed a tonsillectomy.  She returned to North Dakota for the operation.After she recovered she returned to California in 1940.  In 1942,...
By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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Gustaf de Laval was born in Orsa, Sweden back in 1845.  He enrolled at the Institute of Technology in Stockholm receiving a degree in mechanical engineering in 1866.  He continued his education at Uppsala University in 1867, receiving his doctorate in 1872.  In 1886, he was a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.In 1882, he introduced his concept of an impulse steam turbine.  In 187, he built a small steam turbine to demonstrate that such devices could be constructed.  In 1890, he developed a nozzle to increase the steam jet to supersonic speed.  The nozzle, now known as a de Laval nozzle can run at up to 30,000 rpm. He also made important contributions to the dairy industry, including the first centrifugal milk-cream separator and early milking machines, he patented it in 18...
By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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Isaac Ladipo Oluwole was born in Lagos, Nigeria to Isaac and Abigal.  His father was the principal of the CMS Grammar School.  He attended the school briefly before moving to King’s College.  he was just one of the first two black students to attend King’s College.  Turns out, he was the first Senior Prefect of the School.In 1913, he went to the University of Glasgow to study Medicine.  He graduated in 1918, with a medical degree, returning to Nigeria he went into general practice for a few years.  He founded the first School of Hygiene in Nigeria, he also provided training to Sanitary Inspectors from all parts of Nigeria.  He re-organized sanitary inspection procedures in the port of Lagos to control the spread of bubonic plague.  He set up the West African board of the Royal Society o...
By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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Arthur Kornberg was born in New York City, New York back in 1918 to joseph and Lean.  He attended the Abraham Lincoln High School, continuing his education at City College.  he received his Bachelor of Science in 1937, followed by a M.D. at the University of Rochester in 1941.  He did his internship at the Strong Memorial Hospital between 1941-42.  After his internship he joined the United States Coast Guard serving as a ship’s doctor.  He was invited to the National Institutes of Health; his assignment was the feed specialized diets to rats to discover new vitamins.  In 1953, he was a Professor and Head of the Department of Microbiology, at Washington University in St. Louis.  The Arthur Kornberg Medical research Building at the University of Rochester Medical Center was named in his h...
By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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Tadeusz Wladyslaw Konopka was born in Litchfield County, Connecticut back in 1923 to Charles and Sophia.  He dropped out of high school to enlist in the United States Army in World War II, he was a member of A Company, 296th Combat Engineer Battalion.  He earned five battle stars while serving in the European Theatre.Postwar he studied acting in Hartford, Connecticut.  He became proficient with puppets and ventriloquism.  He spent most of 1950’s and 1960’s doing commercial voice-overs and playing minor television and movie roles.  He received six Emmy Award nominations for his performance by an actor in a supporting role in comedy.  He appeared in a few episodes of The Love Boat.  His final big-screen role was in the 1980 comedy Caddyshack.  He died in 1986 from colon cancer, he was 62....
By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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John Kirk was born in Barry Angus, Scotland back in 1832.  While I could not find out about his childhood he earned his medical degree from the University of Edinburgh.  From 1858-1864 he was on an expedition as a botanist.  The Kirk Range that lies west of the Shire River forming a part of the Malawi-Mozambique border is named after him.In 1865, he helped on the abolition of the slave trade.  In 1873, he was appointed British Consul in Zanzibar.  In 1890, he was the British Minister Plenipotentiary at the 1890 Slave Act Conference in Brussels.  He photographed many scenes and people during his travels in East Africa.  He was also a botanist, throughout his life publishing many papers from his finding in East Africa.  He introduced a very distinct and pretty species of orchid to the Uni...
By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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Elizabeth Audrey Killick was born in London, England to George and Winifred.  She attended Streatham and Clapham High School.  During the Blitz of WWII, she moved to Cheshire.  She joined the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force working as a radar mechanic.  After her demobilization in 1947, she worked at the Royal Air Force Institute of Aviation Medicine as a laboratory assistant.She attended the University of St. Andrews earning a degree in natural philosophy in 1951 and an honorary doctorate in 1998.  She joined the Admiralty Underwater Weapons Establishment in 1969, working on radar systems used in Royal Navy warships, as well as the torpedoes used in submarines and aircraft.  Her work was highly classified and gave few interviews.  She died in 2019 from a heart attack, she was 94.What you m...
By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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James Verlin Kimsey was born in Washington, D.C. back in 1939.  He grew up in Arlington, Virginia.  He was dismissed from Gonzaga College High School, and attended St. John’s College High School followed by Georgetown University for one term.  He then attended the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, graduating in 1962.He served in the U.S. Army where he saw action in the Dominican Republic and Vietnam.  He served three combat tours as an Airborne Ranger, two in the Vietnam War.  He was discharged in 1970 after serving eight years.  After being discharged, he opened a bar in Washington. D.C., it was so successful that he opened several more.  In 1983, he was brought in as a consultant for Control Video Corporation, by one of his West Point friends. By 1985, he was CEO...
By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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Joseph William Kennedy was born in Nacogdoches, Texas back in 1916 to Joseph and Mattie.  He graduated from Stephen F. Austin State Teacher College receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree. He continued his education at the University of Kansas where he was awarded a Master of Arts degree.  He entered the University of California, Berkley earing his Doctor of Philosophy.After graduation he was an early recruit for the Manhattan Project in Los Alamos Laboratory in New Mexico.  He was acting head of the Chemistry and Metallurgy Division, there was some concern as he was only 26 years old at the time.  After the war he was recruited as a professor at Washington University in St Louis, being installed as Chairman of the Department of Chemistry in 1946.  He continued in that capacity until his de...
By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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Vernon George Waldegrave Kell was born in Great Yarmouth, England back in 1873 to Waldegrave and Georgiana.  He graduated from the Royal Military College, Sandhurst, commissioned into the South Staffordshire Regiment in 1894.  He was promoted to lieutenant in 1896.  He fought in the Boxer Rebellion in 1900.  He could speak German, Italian, French and Polish.  Stationed in Tientsin on the intelligence staff, he was also the foreign correspondent of The Daily Telegraph, being promoted to captain in 1901.  In 1909, he was selected by the War Office and the Admiralty to head the newly formed Secret Service Bureau.  Working during WWI he was dealing with the Indian seditionist movement in Europe.What you may not know about Sir Vernon George Waldegrave Kell is that he was the founder and firs...
By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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Robert William Kearns was born in Gary, Indiana back in 1927.  He served in the U.S. Army in intelligence related groups and too, manufacturing, being assigned to the Office of Strategic Services, the forerunner of the CIA, during World War II.  He graduated from the University of Detroit Mercy with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering.He continued his education earning a master’s degree in engineering mechanics from Wayne State University and a doctorate from Case Institute of Technology.  Can you tell he is way beyond me?  What you may not know about Robert is that he also was an inventor.  He claimed his invention steamed from an incident on his wedding night in 1953, we won’t go there!!!  Yes, we will, it was an errant champagne cork that shot into his left eye, leaving him...
By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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John Kay was born in Walmersley, Bury, Lancashire, England back in 1704.  His father died before he was born.  He received his education until he was 14, at 21 he was bequeathed 40 pounds from his father’s estate.  He apprenticed with a hand-loom reed maker.  Within a month he returned home claiming he had mastered the business.Shortly after going home he designed a metal substitute for the natural reed that proved popular enough for him to sell throughout England.  In 1733, he received a patent for his most revolutionary device: more on that in a moment.  That same year he formed a partnership to begin manufacturing his invention.  He moved to Paris in 1747, negotiating with the French Government he was paid 3,000 livres plus a pension of 2,500 livre annually.  He died in Paris in 1779...
By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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John Clarence Karcher was born in Dale, Indiana back in 1894 to Leo and Mark.  His family moved to Oklahoma Territory when he was 5 settling in Hennessey.  At 18 he graduated from high school in 1912.  He continued his education at the University of Oklahoma, earning his BS degree in both Electrical Engineering and physics, graduating as the head of his class.After graduation, he accepted the Tyndal Fellowship in Physics at the University of Pennsylvania, beginning his graduate work for his PhD, however WWI interrupted his graduate studies, so he worked at the United States Bureau of Standards.  His assignment was to locate heavy artillery batteries in France by studying acoustic waves the guns generated.  Instead he switched his concentration to seismic waves.  In 1921, he created the ...
By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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Florence Merriam Johnson was born in Montclair, New Jersey back in 1876 to Charles and Henrietta.  She graduated from Smith College in 1897, she completed training at the New York Hospital Training School for Nurses in 1908.  After graduation, she ran the dispensary at Cornett University.  She also taught at Teachers College, Columbia University.She directed the social service department at Harlem Hospital.  She became director of the Department of Nursing, Atlantic Division, American Red Cross in 1917, during WWI.  She was responsible for equipment and over 10,000 Army, Navy and Red Cross nursing personnel between embarkation and debarkation.  During WWII she ran the nurse recruiting program.  She died in 1954, she was 77.What you may not know about Florence is that she was one of the ...
By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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Edward Austin Johnson was born in Wake County, North Carolina back in 1860.  He attended Washington High School then Atlanta University.  He was a school principal from 1883 to 1891, first in Atlanta and then in Raleigh, North Carolina.  He earned a law degree at Shaw University in 1891, practicing in the Raleigh area.  He also taught at Shaw as he was the first graduate of the law school, serving as dean.  He won every case he argued before the North Carolina Supreme Court.  He died in 1944, he was 84.What you may not know about Edward is that he was the first African-American member of the New York state legislature when he was elected to the New York State Assembly in 1917.  He also was an author he wrote A School History of the Negro Race in America, it was the first textbook by a b...
By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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Johannes Max Janzen was born in Fronza, West Prussia back in 1886.  At the start of World War I, he enlisted with the 1st Leib-Husaren-Regiment being promoted to Lieutenant in 1916.  He transferred to the air force receiving his pilot’s badge later that year.  He was assigned to the Royal Bavarian Fighter Squadron in November of 1916.He was transferred again to the Royal Prussian Jagdstaffel6.  In 1918, he was appointed to command the Royal Prussian Jagdstaffel4.  He again signed up for service with the onset of World War II. He was captured and died in a Russian prison camp in October of 1945What you may not know about Johannes is that he is confirmed as the First Ace in any war, he had thirteen aerial victories.Your day is worthwhile when you make someone smile, so give the free gift ...
By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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Cyrus Stevens Avery was born in Stevensville, Pennsylvania back in 1871 to Alexander and Ruie.  In 1890, the family moved to Noel Missouri (not far from me).  He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri.  After graduation he moved to Oklahoma City to work as an insurance agent.In 1904, he moved to Vinita, Oklahoma where he was involved in real estate loans, he also invested in the oil industry.  In 1913, he was elected chairman of the Tulsa County Commission serving until 1916.  In 1925, he was appointed to the Joint Board of Interstate Highways.  He died in 1962 in Los Angeles, California, he was 91.What you may not know about Cyrus is that he founded Avery Oil & Gas Company.  Not bad, not bad at all, but what he is most noted for is he is consi...
By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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Clayton Jacobson II was born in Portland, Oregon back in 1933 to Clayton and Sarah.  In the mid 1940’ the family moved to Southern California.  He graduated from Manual Arts High School and Los Angeles City College where he studied physics and engineering.  In his spare time, he was into bodybuilding and street racing.After graduation, he joined the Marine Corps Reserve where he learned drafting and jet engine technology.  He worked at a wholesale food distributor.  He didn’t last long when he left the food business to work for his wife’s father at a savings and loan.  Later he moved to Palos Verdes, California.  He was an accomplished motorcycle racer.  One day while riding his motorcycle in the Mojave Desert, he had an idea.  As the say the rest is history.  Using his drafting skills ...
By Raymond Henson, eXp Realty, Realtor
(eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277))
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     This room with a view is actually our property with a view in Fayeteville, Arkansas.  It is for sale!     It is a three bedroom, two bathroom, 1,508 square foot half-plex situated in a very quiet neighborhood with 15+ acres behind it providing a nice open space to enjoy.  I love sitting out on the back deck grilling burgers and bird watching.  This friend dropped by to say hi to me just a few days ago.     The house features new vinyl floors, new paint, a 2018 roof and an updated hvac system.  It is ready to MOVE IN!            For those of you with little ones, there is a great park to enjoy just a few minutes walk away.  May I introduce you to Sterling, the master of the playground!I am going to miss this place. 6170 West Milliken Bend Rd., Fayeteville, ArkansasListed for $169,50...

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