Many people believe that Tommy Douglas was the best Canadian with the most important contributions. There is an abundance of reasons as to why this opinion exists. One such reason was that Tommy Douglas began his career as a minister. Whilst practicing, Douglas supported and helped fellow community members. Douglas was a full time minister at the Cavalry Baptist Church in Weyburn Saskatchewan. His initial career choice brought him closer with the community as he provided his civil service. This put Douglas in a better position for his political career which was to follow. A second reason Douglas is thought of as the greatest Canadian is due to his hand in the solidification and support of the political party known as the CCF (Co-operative
The events leading up to Edan Bunnymund's birth were anything but extraordinary. The Bunnymund clan was one of humble origins that originally lived in Mount Isa until they relocated to Brisbane in the early 1900's. His mother and father had known each other since they were children and anyone who knew them could predict their future union. They married shortly after Astor's eighteenth birthday and were expecting their first child two months afterwards. Ethan's father and his father before him had worked as a 'wharfie' (stevedore) down in the lower reaches by the Brisbane River, which was were Ethan found himself employed after secondary school, while Astor tended to their lively new baby.
efferson Thomas, the youngest of seven children, was born in Little Rock to Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Thomas. His parents named him after Thomas Jefferson, President of the United States. Thomas first attended Horace Mann High School, a segregated all-black school, where he was a track athlete. In 1957, he chose to volunteer to integrate all-white Little Rock Central High School for the 1957–58 school year as a sophomore.
Abel, son of Benjamin Gardner and Rachel Smith Gardner, was born in Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts, on February 12, 1763. He grew to 5 feet 7 inches tall and had light brown hair and blue eyes. In his son George Bryant’s history, he states: “My father never belonged to any religious sect, although he was a good moral man.” His life long trade was being a blacksmith.
Arline Crute Edwards is a native Staten Islander who has lived mostly on the north shore. She was educated in New York school system and attended Manhattan Community College. In High School, she was an activist who helped organized ‘Culture Day’ to highlight diversity amongst her peers. Arline is known for her cooking and first knew she had a knack for cooking when she showcased her it during Culture Day at Port Richmond High School.
Samuel Truett Cathy was born on March 14, 1921 in Eatonton, Georgia. He moved to Atlanta with his parents, four sisters, and two brothers. When Truett was a little boy he started working selling soft drinks, then at the age of 12 he sold newspapers, later wshen he became a teenager he won awards for getting customers for the Atlanta journal newspaper with his brother. Truett had a brother named Ben whom he grew up with they used their resources and borrowed money to open a restaurant in south Atlanta in May 1946. A couple of years later Ben had died in a bad plane crash. Truett was drafted into the army right after high school in 1939 and fought until 1945 where he was honorably discharged. In 1948, Truett Cathy married Jeannette McNeil, whom
Jonathan Edwards was born in East Windsor, Connecticut. Jonathan’s father, Timothy Edwards, was a minister at East Windsor Connecticut. He earned a good salary by tutoring boys and preparing them for college. Esther Stoddard, his mother, daughter of the Rev. Solomon Stoddard, is said to be a very intelligent woman. Jonathan Edwards was trained by his sisters and father for college. He was the only son, and the fifth in a family of eleven kids. He was surrounded by girls.
Thomas Oscar Simpson was born on September 19th 1933 to Alleta Mae and George Henry. In 1954, Thomas lost his Mother. My Mother said, “My father, Aletta’s son, Thomas Simpson (Tom) reports he was first at the scene. Tom was working with his Uncle George Scott on a plow at George’s home which was across the street from the Simpson property. While working Tom and George heard a loud noise. They saw smoke and the tractors wheels in the air. They found her dead beneath the tractor. The steering wheel had crushed her chest and the gas throttle was by the side of her face.”
Samuel Truett Cathy was born in Eatonton, Georgia on March 14, 1921. His parents were Lila James and Joseph Benjamin Cathy. He went to school at Grady High which was the first academy that was built outside public control. When he was in his twenties Cathy entered the US army to during WWII. In 1946 Cathy opened a restaurant called Dwarf Grill because it was small. In that restaurant he had created the Chicken sandwich which later became the signature Chick Fil A sandwich.
Samuel Marlow Alden (born March 20, 1997) is the 50th and current President of the United States. He is the eighth president from Ohio, having been born in Verne in the state’s southwest region. Before becoming president, Alden was a career politician, having served two terms as Ohio Senator from the state’s 7th senatorial district from 2027 to 2034, three terms as Representative from Ohio’s 1st Congressional District from 2035 to 2041, and two terms as US Senator from Ohio from 2041 to 2053.
Born to Edward Lee Bush Sr. and Irene Pinckney, daddy was the youngest of thirteen children (in order from oldest to youngest) Julius Bush, Joseph Bush, Alma Bush (Benjamin), Gladys Bush (Daniels), Merle (Snooke) Bush, Cornelius Bush, Irleene (Belle) Bush (Scott), Steve Bush, James Allen Bush, Mae Bush, (John Paul Bush) and Lillian Bush. Some of his siblings were born in Aiken, South Carolina however; daddy was amongst the younger ones that were born in Savannah, Georgia on August 14, 1937. Daddy attended school in Georgia until he almost completed the11th grade. His parents then sent him up north to attend Samuel Gompers High School in the Bronx, New
Samuel Willenberg, the last survivor of Treblinka, the Nazi death camp where 875,000 people were murdered including his two sisters, has died in Israel at the age of 93. Treblinka is unlike other camps where some Jews were assigned to work before being killed. Nearly all Jews brought to Treblinka were immediately gassed. Usually only young men like Willenberg, who was 20 at the time were spared from immediate death and were told to work instead.