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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 15
Eileen Marie was born in Elmira, New York back in 1956 to James and Rose. She graduated from Elmira Free Academy in 1974, attending Corning Community College. In 1976, she graduated from Syracuse University with a bachelor of arts in mathematics and economics. In 1978, she earned a master of scie...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 12
Burwell Colbert was born in Albemarle County, Virginia back in 1783. I’m sorry but I don’t have a lot of information about his childhood. However as always what I can tell you is the rest of the story. He worked as a butler, personal valet, glazier and painter. He was paid the astounding sum of $...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 14
Zerelda Elizabeth Cole was born in Woodford County, Kentucky back in 1825 to James and Lindsay. Her father while she was an infant broke his neck due to a riding accident leaving her mother with two small children. When she was 16 she married Robert in Stamping Ground, Kentucky, the two moved to ...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
Comments 8
Anyone remember radio as a big item in Searcy, AR?  Anyone remember the radio show, "Party Line?"This delightful calendar from 1957 has shown up for sale on ebay and my friend and Searcy Sleuth Supreme , Don Thompson, did research on the radio station.  Here is what he seems to have found.  He pu...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 18
Nuta Kotlyarenko was born in Kiev back in 1902. To escape the dictates of Czarist Russia his parents sent him to America when he was 11.   Once he arrived in the States he crisscrossed the country working as a shoeshine boy and a boxer.   He met and married Helen in 1934 while living in Minnesota...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 17
Joshua L. Cohen was born in Queens, New York back in 1877 to Hyman and Rebecca. After graduating from high school, he studied at Columbia University, Cooper Union and the City College of New York however he did not complete his degree. In 1899, he patented his first invention a device that ignite...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 16
Jacob R. Cohen was born in Deer Park, New York back in 1921 to Phillip and Dorothy. He attended Richmond Hill High School graduating in 1939. His father had abandoned the family he delivered groceries and sold newspaper and ice cream to help support the family. In the 1960’s he was working as a s...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
Comments 8
Remember Double Knit?  Back in the late 60's and early 70's there was a fabric called doublt knit and it was wonderfully comfortable and easy to sew.  The style at the same time was mini-skirts.  So shame on me for holding onto clothes that were very special to me at the time.  I loved them too m...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 18
Howard William Cohen was born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina back in 1918 to Isidore and Nellie. Raised in Brooklyn, New York he attended Alexander Hamilton High School before going to New York University graduating with a bachelor’s degree in English. He continued his education at the New York...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 19
Charles Albert was born in Fairfield, Maine back in 1844 to Albert and Anstrus. When he was 18 he moved to Lynn, Massachusetts to work for his uncle Charles at his shoe company. He spent 20 years there, establishing his own shoe factory. In 1833, he was approached by another Lynn businessman to h...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 13
Aeneas Coffey was born circa 1780 in Dublin or Wicklow, Ireland. He was educated at Trinity College, Dublin. From 1799-1800 he worked as a gauger (one who inspects dutiable bulk goods). By 1813, he was appointed sub-commissioner of Inland Excise and Taxes for the district of Drogheda. By 1818, he...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 14
Hiram Codd was born in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England back in 1838 to Edwin (sorry could not find out his mother’s name). When he was 23 he was a mechanical engineer working for the British and Foreign Cork Company where he greatly improved the production of corks. In 1862, he patented a devic...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 15
Christopher Sydney was born in Cambridge, United Kingdom back in 1910 to Sydney and Florence. He attended Gresham’s School in Holt. He studied mechanical engineering at Peterhouse, Cambridge. In 1934, he studied radio and electronics at the University of Cambridge.He worked at the Marconi Company...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 17
Mary Elizabeth was born in Lynchburg, Virginia back to 1852 to Pleasant and Mary. After the Civil War the family moved to New York City, where in 1874 she met and married Joseph Pray. She moved to France for a time learning the French language and where she learned the trade that would make her a...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
Comments 12
Found.  Broken tombstone.My friend was working on a fixer-upper when he dug into an old storage pit.  He found this old tombstone and wonders if anyone knows the family or how the stone got into this spot.  It is definitely old.  The top part says, "Mishey A wife of R F Edwards."The bottom part s...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 16
William Cocke was born in Amelia County, Virginia back in 1748 to Abraham and Mary. Educated at home before reading law, he was admitted to the bar in Virginia. After graduation, he engaged in a limited law practice spending more time on the frontier than in his law office. He spent time with Dan...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 13
Henry Clay was born in Chester, Pennsylvania back in 1842. In 1863, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps as a newly minted 2nd lieutenant during the American Civil War. He saw action in the Spanish-American War, the Boxer Rebellion and the China Relief Expedition. He accompanied Presiden...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
Comments 4
Leaders of Searcy Art GalleryA treasure?  Yes, Searcy Art Gallery is not just an art gallery that displays art.  It is really a historic treasure.  It is called The Black House, named for the Black family who built and lived there for so long.  Yesterday, June 29, 2019, the house was dressed up f...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 15
Marthe Mathide Cnockaert was born in Westrozebeke, West Flanders, Belgium back in 1892 to Felix and Marie-Louise. She studied at the Ghent university school of medicine. However, her studies were interrupted when WWI started. In 1914, her home was burned down by German troops. She spoke English, ...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
Comments 11
A scene from the past.This is a slightly tilted picture that I was allowed by Searcy Art Gallery to scan for this blog.  I don't think it was a postcard or it would not be so tilted.  But it is a great scene from the past.  Old cars, Coke signs.  Was it Headlee Drug Store or Headlee's Drug Store?...

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