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Heathcote, Caleb (06 March 1666–01 March 1721), merchant, manor lord, and Anglican activist, was born in Derbyshire, England, the son of Gilbert Heathcote, a trader in hides and iron who served as mayor of Chesterfield, England, and Anne Dickens. While living in England Heathcote became a merchant specializing in trade with New York, where he settled in 1692 after the woman to whom he was betrothed fell in love with his brother Samuel and married him instead....

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O’Hair, Madalyn Murray (13 Apr. 1919–ca. 29 Sept. 1995), prominent atheist, activist on behalf of atheist causes, author, and publisher, was born Madalyn Evalyn Mays in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the second child of Pennsylvania natives John Irvin Mays of New Millport and Lena Christina Scholle of Tarentum. Madalyn’s home life was a potent combination of impoverishment and high aspiration. Her nomadic father’s jobs varied from steel and glass working to bootlegging whiskey and preaching. Her mother, who had been put to work for a wealthy family at age ten, instilled ambition in her daughter. She had named her after twin girls called Madalyn and Evalyn, from an affluent family in her home town....