1. Because Joseph Conrad’s mother and father died when he was only 8 and 12, respectively, he was raised by his maternal uncle Tadeusz Bobrowski, a landowner who lived in Cracow, Poland (Merriman). 2. Although his uncle provided education for him, Joseph Conrad was so physically active that in 1874 he travelled to France and began his 15 year career as a seaman (Merriman). 3.
Ever wonder why you have free health care? Well Tommy Douglas is the answer. In this speech I’m going to tell you about his childhood, what lead him to be named the greatest Canadian in CBC poll, The Greatest Canadian of all time by voters across Canada and the Father of Medicare, his achievements and failures and some of his other jobs and the education he needed. Firstly, his childhood was very normal. Some information about him is that his full name is Thomas Clement Douglas, he was born on October 20th 1904 in Falkirk, Scotland, But moved to Canada in 1909.
Trent University, and the surrounding area of Peterborough, Ontario, is home to a very diverse cultural heritage. Located 25 km outside of Peterborough is the Village of Omemee, home to 1100. This is my hometown and homeland. Omemee is settled on a intersection where the Pigeon River meets the Trans-Canada Highway, originally making expansion and transportation, easy via road or waterway. The communities first name was decided from our towns decommissioned paper mill owner, William Cottingham and inherently named the village Williamstown.
His family moved to Indiana when he was seven and he grew up on the frontier. He had very little traditional education, but read a lot when not working on his father 's farm. After moving away from home, Lincoln co-owned a general store for a couple of years before selling his stake and enlisting as a militia captain defending Illinois in the Black Hawk War of 1832, when he was 19, he followed a produce-laden flatboat down the Mississippi River to New Orleans. After settling in the town of New Salem, Illinois he worked as a shopkeeper and a owner of a post office. Lincoln became involved in local politics as a supporter of the Whig Party, he won the election to the Illinois state legislature in 1834.
He spent the winters in Victoria and then he met and married his second wife. His fortune eventually ran out so he went back to being a miner and never found as big as find as Barkerville. In 1880 Billy moved to the town of Clinton and lived in at the Dominion Hotel until 1894 that year he moved to Victoria to live in a nursing home where he went to seek medical treatment for what seems to have been either jaw cancer or Parkinson’s disease. Even though July 11 1894 Billy died in Victoria B.C. and was buried at Ross bay cemetery Barkerville still remains open.
After my grandpa, Don Fischer found his 20 year old brother dead with a broken neck, his life changed forever. Although my Grandpa had a tough childhood, he grew up to be a hard working, happily married man. Donald Fischer was born in a farm house 6 miles outside of Ottawa, on November 3, 1935. His parents were Emma and Louis Fischer. His siblings were Bob, Phyllis, and Paulene.
Jedediah Smith One of the many important people alive during the Westward Expansion was a man named Jedediah Smith. He was from a large family, two parents and 12 siblings. As a child, he lived in New York, that is, until he turned 12, when he moved to Erie County. Eventually, his family decided to pack up, once again, and head to Ohio. Though his time spent there was never documented, it is believed that Smith got a fairly good education and got a job as a clerk.
Calvin Coolidge was president of the United States from 1923 to 1929. Calvin was born on July 4, 1872 in Plymouth Notch, Vermont. John, his father, was a farmer who worked in the Vermont House of Representatives and the state and with other local offices. He helped his father sell apples and doing chores around the store and at the farm. His mother, Victoria, died when was was twelve and his sister Abigail died several years later.
W.B. White goes back and forth about how time is or is not an illusion in his essay “Once More to the Lake.” White describes many similarities between the lake he remembers as a child, and the lake he is experiencing as an adult. Time has moved forward because White states that the year is 1941 not 1904, White is now an adult with a son, and the transportation methods have changed since his first time arriving at the lake. “One summer, along about 1904, my father rented a camp on a lake in Maine” (28) states White about the first time him and his family went to the lake.
With the help of Geoff Wexler, library director of the Oregon Historical Society, I 've pulled together a brief history of the three ferries that now only exist as road names in the Portland area. Boones Ferry: Maybe you 've heard of this guy Daniel Boone, one of the country 's most famous fur-pelt-wearing frontiersmen. His grandson, Alphonso Boone, trekked to Oregon via the Applegate wilderness trail in 1846. A year later, Alphonso 's enterprising son, Jesse, began operating a ferry across the Willamette, just west of the current site of the Interstate 5 Boone Bridge at Wilsonville. Alphonso died three years later in northern California, searching for gold, claimed by what the history books describe only as "miner 's disease."
George D. Dayton starts his business in Minneapolis, MN after several years of banking and real estate experience. Dayton saw opportunity in Minneapolis, thus buying land on Nicollet Avenue and opening the Dayton Dry Goods Company – today, Target Corporation. Dedicated to his principles of “the higher ground of stewardship,” Dayton was actively managing his store until his death in 1938. He left a legacy of providing fair and dependable service and merchandise. His son and grandson later took over the business and made it into a nationwide retailer.
Olaf & Mathilda Miller Ruth Blomquist’s mother, Rasmus and Torina Ordahl’s daughter Mathilda, gave birth to Ruth Elizabeth on July 31, 1903. Ruth began her life as a single child amid the scandal of having an unwed mother. 9 The father, Gust Brown,10 in all likelihood the husband of Mathilda’s sister, Minnie, left the Glenwood area after the indiscretion and moved with his family to Peaver, South Dakota, where he worked as a butcher for several years. In subsequent years, they lived in Long Beach, California, where Gust labored in the oil fields building tanks. Gust and Minnie had six children: Alice, Rubel, Mildren, Kenneth, Elenor, and Laverna.
George Washington had a very rough but successful childhood. He was born in Westmoreland County, Virginia on February 22, 1732. His father owned plantation, businesses, and mines in many places. When George was eleven, his father died. As a result, he moved to live with his half-brother, Lawrence, on the estate they had inherited from their father.
At 16, he became an assistant bookkeeper (biography.com). In 1859, he and a business partner established a commission firm that worked with meat, grains, hay, etc (biography.com). The firm shut down after just 1 year in business but Rockefeller and his partner had made about $450,000 (biography.com). After that, he found a fantastic opportunity in the newly created oil business