His father died two months before he was born. When he was three years old, his mother remarried and moved away, leaving Isaac in the care of his grandmother. After a basic education in local schools, at the age of twelve he was sent to the King 's School in Grantham England where he lived in the home of a pharmacist named Clark. Newton was interested in Clark 's chemical library and laboratory and built mechanical devices to amuse Clark 's daughter, including a windmill run by a live mouse, floating lanterns, and sundials. After Newton 's stepfather died his mother returned to Woolsthorpe and she pulled him out of school to help run the family farm.
Edgar was not yet three years old when his father abandoned the family. Elizabeth was pregnant with Rosalie, Edgar’s younger sister, and left alone to take care of herself and her sons. Eliza struggled with trying to live and eventually died of tuberculosis on December 8, 1811. After their mother’s death, the three orphaned children were separated into different homes. Edgar was sent to his godfather’s home, the home of John and Frances Valentine Allan in Richmond, Virginia.
The origin of Thomas Edison’s call to change began when his mother started homeschooling him after he overheard his school teacher calling him addled. Edison’s family had a great impact on his career and achievements. Thomas Alva Edison was born on February 11, 1847 in Milan, Ohio to Samuel and Nancy Edison. (Henstra, p. 98) He was the 7th and last child the Edison family would have. Before he was born, three of his older siblings had already passed away.
Stevie was born a weak and fragile baby, possibly due to her mother’s sickened condition at the time and was christened at home instead of at the church her sister Molly was christened at. Stevie’s parents were Ethel Rachel Spear and Charles Ward Smith. Not much is known of their relationship before or after the birth of their daughters. Charles wanted to go into the Navy, however, when his brother drowned while serving his family forbid it, leaving him in his family’s business as a shipping agent. Later during the Boer war his dream of serving was once again put on hold when Ethel discovered she was pregnant with Molly.
He aided in leading the resistance to King James II’s attempt to reinstitute Catholic teaching and later was elected to represent Cambridge in Parliament in 1689. In 1696, he acquired the position, warden of the Mint. He permanently moved to London and lived alongside his niece and Lord Halifax, who was responsible for moving Newton into the higher position of master of the Mint. Newton remained in the position until he passed. Whilst in his governing position, he transitioned the British currency from the standard gold and silver, to the pound sterling.
Antonia, also known as Tony, was a poor, uneducated immigrant that moved in America with her family to find a better life. Jim, on the other hand, was an average, educated youth, moved in Nebraska to live with his grandparents. He remembered how Antonia’s father begged to teach Antonia in English (19). Immigrants were poor that they could not even provide proper education to their children like how Mr. Shimerda asked a ten-year-old Jim to educate a fourteen-year-old Antonia. Thus, their friendship started and grew stronger and closer until Mr. Shimerda took away his precious life, affecting Tony’s fate to do a man’s work, farming.
William had a good child hood with his family until 1778, where his mother Ann died and the family was torn apart. He’s sister Dorothy sent to live at Halifax with her mother 's cousin, and the boys of the family were sent to school at Hawks head where they were educated well and cared for. When he was thirteen he’s father died, he was sent to John 's College, Cambridge. He enjoyed walking during summer holidays. After two years he went on a walking tour of France, Switzerland, and Germany; and after graduation, he walked through Wales.
“…so when I couldn’t stand it no longer, I lit out. I got into my old rags, and my sugar-hogshead again, and was free and satisfied….” (page 9). This quote expresses how badly Huck didn’t want to have a parent figure in his life and wanted to set off by himself until Tom Sawyer stopped him and convinced him to go back to Widow Douglas. Widow Douglas and Miss Watson just weren’t a good fit for Huck. They both did all the right things by making him go to school and clean up himself, but that wasn’t what Huck was looking for.
After the war, he went to London School of Economics briefly for his university education and obtained his Law degree at Fitzwilliam College in Cambridge, UK. Soon in 1950, Lee was admitted to the English bar. Lee had chosen to return to Singapore for practicing his law instead of staying in UK. Lee showed his self-leadership. He grown up under first British and then Japanese rules, he could have been conditioned to think of himself as inferior, but after the war he graduated with a double starred-first-class honors in law.
Moreover, my father being a leading constitutional lawyer, I was introduced to practical aspects of law in my childhood itself. In fact, my interactions with him about his cases gradually generated an academic curiosity within me specifically towards Constitutional Law even before I started my