Born on June 26, 1854 into a rural Nova Scotian farming community to a liberal family with a love of learning, young Robert Laird Borden was educated at the local school, Acacia Villa Academy. So promising were his intellectual abilities, that he became an assistant school master in classical studies at the Academy at the age of fourteen. By then, he had mastered Latin, French, and German, along with English (primeministers.ca). At nineteen, he was offered a teaching position to teach classics and mathematics in the small town of Matawan, New Jersey. Seeing no future in teaching, he returned to Nova Scotia two years later, in 1874, and began articling for a Halifax law firm, not having the means to study law in university.
(Black Pioneers of Science & Inventions, Haber, pg 13-15) Rillieux at a young age asked a lot of questions about the machines around the plantations and how they worked. His father as an engineer and inventor of the steam-operation cotton-bailing press, was really proud of his son and wanted to send him to receive the best education he could get. Because of the color difference the best school in New Orleans did not accept him,but that didn't stop Rillieux father. First because Rillieux was baptize as a catholic he went to catholic schools and study for his early age. Then, Rillieux father send him to Paris best school (L'Ecole) were there were no racial restrictions, to study engineering.
On April 27, 1791 the first child of the geographer and Pastor Jedidiah Morse was born. This child is remarkable in many ways, but with his greatest invention the telegraph. As most of you would have already just this mans name is Samuel F.B Morse like most people in the world Samuel was confused in what to make of his life. Samuel did many remarkable things in life. His father jedidiah always wanted his son to grow up with a great education.
On Monday, when the world celebrates the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., the family of his brother will say a prayer for a figure that has been largely lost in history – King’s younger brother, Alfred Daniel “A.D.” King. “A.D. King, if it hadn’t been for Martin and his father, would have been a prominent preacher in this city, because he was a very good preacher,” said Ambassador Andrew Young. “He was active in all of the movements, but he was Martin’s baby brother. Only the Kennedys have been able to pull off a dynasty because
Jane Craig Mr. James English 11 29 March 2012 Three Cups of Tea Final Essay A regular guy named Greg Mortenson puts the ordinary in extraordinary! This man miraculously did something to benefit thousands of children in Pakistan. In the novel, “Three Cups of Tea” by Greg Mortenson, Mortenson goes to help the impoverished country Pakistan by building schools even though he had no money at all. Mortenson proves that you don’t have to be wealthy to help others. All one needs is to have the quality of being dedicated and being able to put in countless time and effort into the goals you want to achieve successfully in life.
RITCHOT, NOËL-JOSEPH (baptized Joseph-Noël), Roman Catholic priest and missionary; b. 25 Dec. 1825 in L’Assomption, Lower Canada, son of Joseph-Isaïe Ritchot, a farmer, and Marie Riopelle (Riopel); d. 16 March 1905 in St Norbert, Man. Noël-Joseph Ritchot received his early education at local schools and then worked on the family’s farm. In 1844, at age 18, he enrolled at the College de L’Assomption. According to an obituary, “He always regretted to have waited so long to take this action.
Elijah was born on November ninth of the year 1802 in his grandfather’s farmhouse. He grew up in a religious home, having his mother be a very devoted Christian and a father that was a congregational minister in his home state of Maine. Elijah’s father was not a very educated man and he greatly encouraged Elijah and his four brothers to grow up and be very educated. Elijah was taught how to read the bible and many other
Author Growing up on the countryside of Albemarle County Virginia, Thomas Jefferson was no stranger to hard work and dedication. Son of Peter Jefferson and Jane Randolph, Thomas Jefferson was the third of ten children (Wilson). Thomas was born on April 13, 1743. All of his life Thomas Jefferson lived to please his father and honor him. When his father passed away in 1757, he left “orders” that Thomas complete his education (Wilson).
Thanks to Samuel Hartlib, Boyle soon joined this group of researchers. This group believed that science should be based solely on experimentation rather than words. The Royal Society is still intact today and respected by many scientists ("Robert Boyle His Work"). Unfortunately, once Boyle’s wife died in 1691, he died a week after (“Robert Boyle”). Boyle led a fulfilling and imaginative
As the rest of the Bell family did, Alexander worked with elocution and speach. At age 16, Bell secured a position as "pupil-teacher' of elocution and music, in Weston House Academy, at Elgin, Moray, Scotland while he was enrolled in exchange for board and money. The same year, Alexander had joined his father in his work with the deaf and soon assumed full charge of his father’s London operations. In July, 1870, the Bell family settled in Brantford, Ontario, Canada, where Alexander set up a workshop to continue his study of the human voice. In October 1872, Alexander Bell moved to Boston and opened up his "School of