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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
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Henry Brown was born in Louisa County, Virginia back in circa 1815 (true date of birth is not known). At 15 he was sent to work in a tobacco factory in Richmond. Born into slavery as far as I could tell he received no formal education. Henry married another slave Nancy, but their marriage was not...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
Comments 15
John Brown was born in Sheffield, England back in 1816. His father was a slater (one who covers buildings with slate). When he turned 14 he apprenticed to Earl, Horton, & Company. They manufactured files and cutlery. In 1844, he started his own company John Brown & company manufacturing steel.He ...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
Comments 15
James Broselow was born in Woodbury, New Jersey back in 1943 to Benjamin and Charlotte. He received his undergraduate degree in economics from Dartmouth College in 1965. He continued his education earning his medical degree from the New Jersey college of Medicine and Dentistry in 1969.After gradu...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
Comments 15
Charles Brooks was born in Virginia it is believed back in 1865. There are no records of who his parents were, his upbringing including but not limited to any education he may have received. However, for this post all of that doesn’t really matter, so let’s get to it shall we. In the 1890’s you c...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
Comments 15
Margaret Brewer was born in Durand, Michigan back in 1930 to Maurice and Anne. After graduating from a Catholic High School in Baltimore she entered the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor where she received a bachelor’s degree in geography in 1952. She joined the U.S. Marine Corps. In 1952 commi...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
Comments 16
Marlin Oliver Briscoe was born in Omaha, Nebraska back in 1945. He played high school football at Omaha South High School and at the Omaha University. In 1968, under head coach Lou Saban with the Denver Broncos. With started Steve Tensi suffered a broken collarbone and the backup Joe DiVito didn’...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
Comments 18
Roy Frampton Brissenden was born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina back in 1919 to Henry and Elsie. At 11 he began working in the family business, founded by his father. That was instrumental in grounding him in industry, craftsmanship and marketing. Graduating from the R.J. Reynolds High School i...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
Comments 18
Albert Edward Pryke Briggs was born in Redcar, England back in 1923. When he was 12 he saw the HMS Hood anchored off the River Tees. He volunteered to join the Royal Navy the next day. he was told he couldn’t join until he was 15, just one week after turning 15 he joined the Royal Navy. He was tr...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
Comments 18
Katherine Cook was born in Michigan back in 1875. Her father was on the faculty of Michigan Agricultural College. She was home taught until she reached the age of 14 when she went to college. She graduated with a degree in agriculture becoming a well-known academic during a time when it was belie...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
Comments 16
Louis Brennan was born in Castlebar, Ireland back in 1852. The family moved to Melbourne, Australia in 1861. His career started out as a watchmaker, serving as a sergeant in the Victorian Engineers. It was during that time that he invented something that will forever place him in the history book...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
Comments 16
Thomas Brassey was born in Buerton, Cheshire, England back in 1805. He was educated at home until he was 12, after which he was sent to The King’s School in Chester. When he was 16 he apprenticed to a land surveyor. He helped survey the Shrewsbury to Holyhead road. It was while working on the con...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
Comments 18
Joseph Bramah was born in Barnsley Yorkshire, England back in 1748 to Joseph and Mary. He attended school in Silkstone, after graduation he apprenticed to a local carpenter. Upon completing his apprenticeship, he moved to London where he worked as a cabinet-maker. It was there that he met and mar...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
Comments 21
Carl Maxie Brashear was born in Tonieville, Kentucky back in 1931 to McDonald and Gonzella who were sharecroppers. In 1935 the family moved to Sonora, Kentucky. He attended Sonora Grade School graduating in 1946. Two years after graduation he enlisted in the U.S. Navy.He graduated number 16 out o...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
Comments 16
Georg Brandt was born in Riddarthyttan, Vastmanland back in 1694 to Jurgen and Katarina. I’m sorry but that is about all that I know about him as far as his place of birth. What I can tell you about Georg is that he was a professor of chemistry at Uppsala University in Sweden.Around 1741 he wrote...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
Comments 18
John Braithwaite was born in London, England back in 1797. He was educated at Mr. Lord’s School in Surrey. He worked at his father’s business becoming a skilled draughtsman. His father died in 1818, leaving his business to John. He added to the business by making high-pressure steam-engines. By 1...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
Comments 17
William Dickson was born in Plum, Pennsylvania back in 1858 to David and Margaret. Don’t know how he did it but he began teaching school at 16, then worked briefly as a coal miner. He moved to Chicago where he worked as a teacher, lumberjack, secretary and salesman. There was no moss growing unde...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
Comments 14
Edward Thomas Both was born in Caltowie, South Australia back in 1908 to James and Lucy.  He graduated from Jamestown High School and started studying at the University of Adelaide.  He caught the attention of Kerr Grant who hired him to be his assistant when he was 16.  In 1932, he invented some...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
Comments 17
Mary Moss was born in Somercotes, Derbyshire, England back in 1791. When she was 16 she met Samuel who soon proposed to her but she refused. That didn’t stop Samuel and he pursued her until she had a change of heart and the couple married. That marriage produced two boys and three girls. When the...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
Comments 20
Hubert Cecil Booth was born in Gloucester, England back in 1871. Educated at Gloucester College. He went on to continue his education at Central Technical College in London in 1889. He completed the three-year course in civil engineering graduating in 1892. After graduation, he worked for Maudsla...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
Comments 17
Bessie Blount Griffin was born in Hickory, Virginia back in 1914. She attended Diggs Chapel Elementary School. After graduation, she attended Community Kennedy Memorial Hospital’s nursing program in Newark, New Jersey where she obtained her Nursing Degree. She continued her education at Panzer Co...

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