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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Arthur J. Hubbard was born on the Tohono O’odham Nation in Topawa, Arizona Territory just three weeks before Arizona became a state.  He grew up in Ganado, Arizona.  He was a trombone player and singer.  He studied at the University of Arizona. In 1935, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps.During WWII, he trained over 200 men to transmit coded messages in the Navajo language. After being discharged in 1945, the Governor Jack Williams appointed him the Director of Indian Development for the District of Arizona.  He also worked as a water rights advisor and taught the Navajo culture and language at Arizona State University.  He was inducted into the Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame and the Arizona Democratic Party Hall of Fame.  He died in 2014, he was 102 years young.What you may n...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Mabel Gardiner Hubbard was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts back in 1857 to Gardiner and Gertrude.  During a visit to her grandparents back in 1862, she suffered a near-fatal bout of scarlet fever which left her permanently deaf.  The disease also impaired her sense of balance, making it difficult for her to walk at night.She learned to both talk and li-read with great skill and in multiple languages. She met her future husband Alex where they married in1877, he was 10 years older than her.  Alex is well known to everyone, as you will soon find out.  He started a business that is still in operation to this day.  As a wedding gift, he gave her all of his shares, she also controlled her father’s shares making her the de facto president with the majority ownership of the company.While you ...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Ekaterine Giorgis asuli Geladze was born in Gambareuli, Russian Empire back in 1856 or 1858, there is no official record of her true date of birth, to Giorgi and Melania.  She was taught to read and write, unusual for a girl back then. She married Besarion around 1872-74.  They had three children, all boys but I want to concentrate on just one Loseb born in 1878.Besarion left the family in 1884, moving to Tiflis due to his heavy drinking.  To help support her family she took jobs by sewing, laundering and general housework.  She was able to enroll Loseb in school to become a priest.  He was expelled from the Seminary in 1899.  He then turned to revolutionary activity, he would pay his mother one more visit in 1904.  She did not hear from him until the Russian Revolution in 1917.  He pai...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Jabez Abel was born in Delhi, New York back in 1830, after his birth the family moved to Ohio. He started working at a hardware store and after a few years he opened his own. His next adventure was into the cotton brokerage business in Cincinnati.As a result of his business ventures he soon became a major shareholder and President of the New York and New England Railroad. As if that was not enough he also was a substantial shareholder in the Housatonic Railroad, and a member of the New York Cotton Exchange. A modest man and a devout member of the Baptist Church he donated much of his money to his church and educational institutions.He died in a stable fire while trying to save his horses and carriages. What you may not know about Jabez Abel Bostwick is that he was a founding partner of ...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Ladda was born in Bangkok, Thailand back in 1968 to Franklin and Lami. Her father a U.S. Marine died in 2005. She attended Singapore American School and at the International School in Bangkok. The family moved to Hawaii where she graduated from McKinley High School and the University of Hawaii in 1989 with a Bachelor of Arts in political science. She joined the United States Army Reserve in 1992 and flew helicopters. She was working on her Ph.D. at Northern Illinois University when she was deployed to Iraq in 2004. During a mission, she was co-piloting a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter when it was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade. Resulting, in the loss of her right leg near the hip and her left leg below the knee. She was the first female double amputee from the Iraq war. She received the...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Abel Janszoon was born in Lutjegast, Netherlands back in 1603. I have no information about his parents or education. What I can tell you is the rest of the story. other than his date of birth the first source mentioning Abel was in 1631 when as a seafarer, he became engaged to Jannetje. In 1633 he was working for the Dutch East India Company on a voyage to Seram Island. He escaped being killed by the people of Seram, why they killed most of the crew is not known. In 1639 he was second-in-command on a voyage in the North Pacific. There were writings about land however, maps were not readily available to them. In November of 1642 Abel sighted the west cost of Tasmania, in December of that same year he planted a Dutch flag on the cost claiming possession of Tasmania to the Dutch. He weighe...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Edward Rutledge was born in Charleston, South Carolina back in 1749 to John and Sarah.  He studied law in London and in 1772 was admitted to the English bar.  Returning to practice in Charleston however, when the outbreak of the American Revolution he served in South Carolina in the Continental Congress.  He served as a captain in the artillery for the South Carolina militia and fought in the Battel of Beaufort in 1779.   He died in 1800 at 50 and is buried t Saint Philip’s Episcopal Church Cemetery in Charleston.  So, now comes the usual question can you tell me what he is noted for and will forever be written down in the history books for?First, he was the 39th Governor of South Carolina serving from 1796-1800, not fulfilling his term due to his death.  However, he is most noted for b...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Bernice Shiner was born in Ernest, Pennsylvania back in 1931. I have no history about her schooling, childhood however I do know one thing. She loved to play a game. More later on what that game was. In her mid-thirties she was already married and working as a secretary. According to what I’ve read one night she told her husband she was going to pursue the game that she loved.Well to accomplish that goal she had to go back to school and she did so in 1967. She excelled in her training however at the time there were no facilities for females and she had to stay in a local motel during that training. She was rejected for gender stating she did not meet the physical requirement for the job. So what is a red-blooded American woman to do? Well I’m so glad you asked that question as I know th...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Belford V. Lawson was born in Roanoke, Virginia back in 1901. He attended the University of Michigan. In 1924 after graduation he was hired as the head football coach and athletic director at Jackson College. He also served as professor of social science and as the director of the Teacher’s Professional Department.He earned his J.D. from Howard University School of Law in 1932. He presented several cases before The Supreme Court of the United States. He was the first African-American to win a case before the Court. He was also the first African-American to be president of the Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA). some of his landmark lawsuits were Henderson v. Southern Railway Company (1950) which resulted in the abolishment of segregation in railroad dining cars.   He also challeng...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
  How much “veldt” do you have?   Well it looks like the jokes and one liner(s) are over for a few days.  We’re back to wordsmith here on AR.   The veldt here is going away but at a slower rate than elsewhere in the States.  Once prized by everyone other than for a few die hard it is vanishing and with it goes part of the American history.  Of course it will remain in all the States but not like it was in the1800’s or early 1900’s.  The meaning of (velt) is open grassy country, grassland.  With farmers getting more crops out of less and less land the land not needed is being sold off due to the expanding population. 
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
  As a senior citizen was driving down the freeway, his cell phone rang. Answering, he heard his wife's voice urgently warning him, 'James, I just heard on the news that there's a car going the wrong way on Interstate 40. Please be careful!' 'James,' James said, ‘it’s not just one car... It's hundreds of them!' What say you?
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
  AIDS WARNING! To all of you approaching 50 or have REACHED 50 and past, this is especially for you...... it happened to me yesterday SENIOR CITIZENS ARE THE NATION'S LEADING CARRIERS OF AIDS! HEARING AIDS BAND AIDS ROLL AIDS WALKING AIDS MEDICAL AIDS GOVERNMENT AIDS MOST OF ALL, MONETARY AID TO THEIR KIDS!  
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
  I took the wife to see Planet of the Apes today. I hear some of my close relatives have starring roles. I'm gonna try and not make any trouble today but if some buffoon is sitting in front of me texting, I can't make any promises.   NYPD, FDNY, AND EMS OFFICERS WERE NOT INVITED TO THE TENTH ANNIVERSARY CEREMONY OF 9/11... MAYOR BLOOMBERG CLAIMS THERE IS NO ROOM FOR THEM... 10 YEARS AGO, THEY WEREN'T INVITED BUT THEY SHOWED UP!!! REPOST IF YOU AGREE THEY SHOULD BE THERE.  I WONDER IF THERE WAS ANOTHER DISASTER (GOD FORBID) IF THEY WOULD NEED AN INVITATION TO ATTEND.  WHAT A DAMN NUCKLEHEAD.
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