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    investments
  • (invest) make an investment; "Put money into bonds"
  • An act of devoting time, effort, or energy to a particular undertaking with the expectation of a worthwhile result
  • The action or process of investing money for profit or material result
  • (invest) furnish with power or authority; of kings or emperors
  • A thing that is worth buying because it may be profitable or useful in the future
  • (invest) endow: give qualities or abilities to
    family
  • A group of people related to one another by blood or marriage
  • a social unit living together; "he moved his family to Virginia"; "It was a good Christian household"; "I waited until the whole house was asleep"; "the teacher asked how many people made up his home"
  • primary social group; parents and children; "he wanted to have a good job before starting a family"
  • A group consisting of parents and children living together in a household
  • The children of a person or couple
  • class: a collection of things sharing a common attribute; "there are two classes of detergents"
    b e
  • Forming verbs
  • beryllium: a light strong brittle grey toxic bivalent metallic element
  • have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer"
  • Thoroughly; excessively
  • be identical to; be someone or something; "The president of the company is John Smith"; "This is my house"
  • All over; all around
b e family investments - Wealth: Grow
Wealth: Grow It, Protect It, Spend It, and Share It
Wealth: Grow It, Protect It, Spend It, and Share It
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Joseph B. and Josephine H. Bissell House
Joseph B. and Josephine H. Bissell House
Midtown Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States The Joseph B. and Josephine H. Bissell House was originally constructed as one of five Italianate style brownstone row houses designed by architect Thomas Thomas and built in 1869 by owner and builder John W. Stevens. When the Bissell House was initially constructed, many row houses were being built on the side streets in the area below Central Park while larger mansions were being constructed along Fifth Avenue. By the early 20 century this area was the city’s most prestigious residential neighborhood and was known as Vanderbilt’s Row because of that family’s involvement in maintaining the elite character of the neighborhood. The house was purchased by Josephine H. Bissell in 1903 and she hired prominent architect Edward L. Tilton to alter the house by removing the traditional Italianate style brownstone facade and its high stoop and replacing it with a more fashionable neo-Classical style brick and limestone facade with an American basement plan. The Bissell House facade is a rare example of a private residential commission by Tilton, who is particularly associated with the design of libraries. The facade features a bowed front, red and black brick laid in a Flemish bond pattern and limestone details including two prominent cornices with block modillions and scroll brackets. Mrs. Bissell lived in the house with her husband, Dr. Joseph B. Bissell, and their children and sold it shortly after his death. Dr. Bissell was a surgeon who did pioneering research in the treatment of cancer with radium. Several prominent physicians lived in the house in the first half of the 20century. The next owner was Dr. James Ramsay Hunt who lived and maintained an office in the house. Dr. Hunt was a preeminent neurologist who is known today because several neurological disorders bear his name. In 1943, Drs. Harry Sidney Newcomer and Marian Anastasia Staats Newcomer purchased the house. Dr. H. Sidney Newcomer was an inventor as well as a physician and his wife, Dr. Marian Newcomer, was the author of a book that provided medical advice to laypersons. Gradually the house went from residential to non-residential use and it is currently owned by a clothing manufacturer based in Italy. Early History of the Site and House The site of the Bissell house was part of the common land of New York City until 1851 when the Mayor, Aldermen and Commonality of the City of New York sold it to Stephen V. Albro,a grocer who had his business and residence at 328 Bowery at the time.The land remained vacant until 1869, when owner and builder John W. Stevens constructed five Italianate style brownstone row houses designed by architect Thomas Thomas at 44-52 West 55Street.The first owners of No. 46 were Felicia S. Lowndes and Louise A. Alker,who appear to be related,although it appears from the Trow’s City Directories that Lowndes did not live in the house. Members of the Alker and Lowndes families lived in the house until 1886.By 1900 subsequent owners, who do not appear to have lived in the house, rented the house to Maria L. Grouard and her sister Elizabeth P. Grouard. The Grouard sisters lived and ran a school for girls in the building.Blondelle Malone, an artist from South Carolina, was also living in the house in 1899-1900. Joseph B. and Josephine H. Bissell The house had a number of owners before Josephine H. Bissell purchased it from Sadie S. Dearborn in early 1903. Mrs. Bissell hired architect Edward L. Tilton to completely alter the front facade of the house by replacing the Italianate style brownstone facade and its high stoop with a more fashionable neo-Classical style facade with an American basement plan. The alteration was carried out between May 21, 1903 and June 27, 1904.Josephine H. Bissell and her husband, Dr. Joseph B. Bissell lived there with their four children and two female servants.Joseph B. Bissell was a surgeon who did pioneering research in the treatment of cancer with radium and was visiting surgeon for many years at Bellevue and St. Vincent’s Hospitals. He graduated from Yale University and the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University. In July 1915, he opened the Radium Sanatorium of New York at 203 West 70Street. Earlier that same year, the Bissell’s eldest daughter Eugenie married Lawrence Millet, son of the late American artist Francis D. Millet, in the drawing room of the house.Dr. Bissell, a major in the U.S. Army during World War I, died in December 1918 while working as chief surgeon at Fort McHenry near Baltimore, Maryland. In the following year, Josephine Bissell sold the house to Dr. J. Ramsay Hunt.She later moved to Great Neck, Long Island and married William Bradford Merrill, general manager of the Hearst newspapers and the uncle of her son-in-law Lawrence Millet. The Bissell house is a rare example of a private residential commission by Tilton. There is one other known example of a row house that was altered with
John W. Read
John W. Read
John W. Read, President of the Birmingham National Bank, and a fine representative of the pluck and energy of the " New South," is a native of Alabama, born in Huntsville in 1857. His parents, Wm. T. and Jane (Wheeden) Read, were also natives of this State, and of Scotch-Irish extraction. Prior to the war his father was extensively engaged in planting and merchandising, but subsequently moved to New Orleans, where he was engaged in the cotton trade until his death, in 1885. The mother of our subject resides with him in Birmingham. John W. is third of a family of eight children, and was well educated in the schools of New Orleans. When a youth he entered the New Orleans National Bank as ofiice boy, and won his way, by natural business qualifications and steady determination, through every position in the bank, until, in April, 1884, he was appointed cashier of the Alabama State Bank, now the Alabama National, and one of the most successful in the State. Its prosperity is due, in a great measure, to the enterprise and progressive tendencies of its officers, who are vitally interested in many of the great corporations , that are laying a solid foundation for the future great city to rest upon. Mr. Read continued with this institution until February, 1887, when he resigned his position and organized the Birmingham National Bank, which commenced business in April, 1887, with a capital stock of $250,000. Mr. Read was elected president, and H.C. Ansley cashier. With an experience from his youth in banking, and possessing the rare attributes necessary for large commercial and business transactions, President Read will doubtless pilot the Birmingham National to the front ranks of the banks of Alabama, He will be ably assisted by the following board of directors, all young and progressive business men of Birmingham : B. C. Scott, Jos. Slaton, Sam'l Ullman, John W. Tomlinson, J. H. McCary, E. Solomon, D. M. Drennen, E. C. Mackey, Ashbury Thompson, J. L. Watkins, R. J. Terry, and John W. Read. Mr. Read has also made fortunate investments in real estate upon his personal account, and is largely interested in various corporations and industrial enterprises. In association with John W. Tomlinson he is erecting a handsome and commodious business block on First avenue. Mr. Read was united in marriage with Miss Adele Urban, of St. Louis, in April, 1883. They have one child, Elmore. - from Jefferson County and Birmingham Alabama: History and Biographical, edited by John Witherspoon Dubose and published in 1887 by Teeple & Smith / Caldwell Printing Works, Birmingham, Alabama

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Chicken Run
CHICKEN RUN - DVD Movie

There were a lot of disappointments in the 2000 summer movie season, but Chicken Run wasn't one of them. Made by Aardman Animations, which produced the Oscar-winning Wallace & Gromit shorts, this is a dazzling stop-motion animation film that is both deftly funny and surprisingly touching. The concept is simple: The Great Escape--with chickens. But directors Peter Lord and Nick Park take it much further than that (and remember: there's a whole generation out there that has no idea who Steve McQueen is). Julia Sawalha voices Ginger, a plucky English hen who has been trying to escape from Tweedy's chicken farm, where the vicious Mrs. Tweedy (Miranda Richardson) fries up any chicken who doesn't produce enough eggs. When egg profits slump, Mrs. Tweedy decides to turn her farm into a chicken-pie factory, giving new urgency to Ginger's plan. Enter Rocky the Flying Rooster (Mel Gibson), a brash American who has escaped from a circus and promises to teach the chickens to fly to safety. The film is filled with innumerable visual touches and the animation has a tactile quality that makes you want to reach out and touch these funny fowl. Above all, it's played with intelligence, wit, and heart--a rare combination in any film. While Chicken Run is being marketed to a youth audience, it truly is a family film that operates on both a child and an adult level. It would be a shame if grownups skipped it because they thought it was strictly for kids. --Marshall Fine

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