Henry Ford’s life, inventions, and charities all contributed greatly to the United States. Ford’s innovation can be traced back to his early life. According to www.hfmgv.org , accessed October 27 2012, Henry Ford’s parents, William and Mary Ford, left Ireland during the potato famine and settled in the Detroit area in the 1840’s. Ford was born Jul 30, 1863, in what is now Dearborn, Michigan. Henry was the first of six children.
Charles Lindbergh was born in Detroit, Michigan, on February 4, 1902, but spent most of his childhood in Little Falls, Minnesota and Washington, D.C.. He was the only child of Swedish immigrants Charles and Evangeline Lindbergh, but it wasn't until he was twenty years old on April 1st, 1922 he flew his first plane. He then began long years of training and working a job as a an air mail carrier which he did with a biplane he bought which was nicknamed, "the jenny". After growing tired of doing this he learned about and became attracted to the Orteig Prize, which Raymond Ortieg offered $25,000 to anyone who could fly non-stop from New York to Paris. Only a few people had actually tried it and some died trying, but he still was willing to try
Clarissa "Clara" Harlow Barton was born on December 25, 1821 in North Oxford, Massachusetts. She was the youngest of five children of Stephen and Sarah (Stone) Barton. Her father was a veteran, a prosperous farmer, and a sawmill operator. Her mother was a homemaker. Much of Barton’s education was provided by her older brothers and sisters, and while still a teenager she started to teach in Massachusetts.
Avery Brundage (/ˈeɪvri ˈbrʌndɨdʒ/; September 28, 1887 – May 8, 1975) was the fifth president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), serving from 1952 to 1972. The only American to attain that position, Brundage is remembered as a zealous advocate of amateurism, and for his involvement with the 1936 and 1972 Summer Olympics, both held in Germany. Brundage was born in Detroit in 1887 to a working-class family; when he was five years old, his father moved his family to Chicago and subsequently abandoned his wife and children. Raised mostly by relatives, he attended the University of Illinois to study engineering and became a track star. In 1912, he competed in the Summer Olympics, contesting the pentathlon and decathlon, but did not win any medals; both events were won by Jim Thorpe.
He was mostly home schooled by tutors and his parents. He was solid in geography, from self study during travels, and bright in history and biology. Alice died from kidney failure which had been masked by the pregnancy. In his diary, he wrote a large X on the page and then, he said the light had gone out of my life. His mother Mittie died of typhoid fever on the same day, at 3:00 am, some eleven hours earlier, in the same house.
Lacy and Connor Peterson were found on the shores of San Francisco Bay. At the time of Ms. Petersons’ disappearance she was eight months pregnant. On the day of her disappearance, Mr. Peterson told police that the last time he saw his wife is when he was leaving to go on a fishing trip. He said she had plans to do her normal routine but when he came home that night she was gone. Weeks into the investigation, police found out that Mr. Peterson was having an affair and had taken a $250,000 life insurance policy out on his wife.
In November 1885 he went to Newberg, Oregon, to live with his uncle Dr. John Minthorn, a physician and businessman whose own son had died the year before. After attending Quaker schools, Hoover became part of the first class to enter Stanford University when it opened in 1891. He graduated four years later with a degree in geology and launched a lucrative career as a mining engineer. Hoover traveled
In 1920 he was the Vice Presidential candidate on a ticket with James Cox. They lost to Warren G Harding. While in his thirties Roosevelt, vacationing at his summer home on Campobello Island, suffered an attack of poliomyelitis. For the rest of his life, he was unable to walk without assistance. Inspired by his own experience with the illness, he would later found the March of Dimes to raise money for research into a cure for polio, as well as a national foundation at Warm Springs, Georgia for
While Ryan and the members were waiting at the Port Kaituma Airstrip, a group of temple guards drove up and started shooting. Ryan and four others were killed. Eleven others were wounded (Robinson 2). Ryan’s aide, Jackie Speir, was so scared about the trip to Jonestown she put her last will and testament inside her desk and made sure Ryan did the same (Kinsolving