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Maroney, Terah T., 1880-1929


Biographical Note

Terah Thomas "T.T." Maroney was born in 1880. He was an early aviator, flying hand-built aircraft in the 1910s. Accounts vary related to the exact date, but in 1914 or 1915, Maroney gave a seaplane ride to William E. Boeing (his first airplane ride) and George C. Westervelt, which was influential in their decision to enter the airplane manufacturing business. T. T. Maroney died in 1929.


Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Biographical Information Files - M

Scope and Contents Individuals whose names begin with M: MacCready, Paul [Innovative aeronautical designer and engineer] "A Man for All Reasonings," California Magazine, November 1986"The Sky's the Limit," The Country Gentleman, Spring 1982"Masterful Tinkering of Genius," Insight, June 25, 1990"P.B. MacCready, 81, Inventor, Dies," New York Times, August 31, 2007 MacGilchrist, John...

Katherine Duffy Ashe Kla Ha Ya Flight Collection

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: 2011-07-20
Contents of the Collection The Katherine Duffy Ashe Kla Ha Ya Flight Collection consists of five black-and-white 6x8" photographs and four newspaper clippings relating to the 1914 flight of Katherine Duffy Ashe and pilot T. T. Maroney in a Curtiss Model D 1912 Pusher at the Kla Ha Ya Days festival in Snohomish, Washington. Each of the photographs is affixed to a matboard with "O. E. Graves, Everett, Wash." (photographer Orrin E. Graves) pressed into the lower left corner of the border. On the...

Bremerton Airplane Service Certificate of Flight

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: 2020-00-00-27
Content Description This small collection consists of a single item: a Bremerton Airplane Service Certificate of Flight dated August 17, 1919. The certificate reads "This is to certify that Miss Irene Petersen Made A Flight Over the City of Bremerton as a Passenger in a Boeing Airplane." It is signed by pilot "Maroney TT."

Terah Maroney Plane at Port of Everett Photograph

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: 2021-02-25
Content Description The Terah Maroney Plane at Port of Everett Photograph is a small collection consisting of a single 3.25x4.5" black-and-white photograph. The image depicts Terah Maroney's plane at the Port of Everett surrounded by a crowd on July 4, 1914. Maroney had been invited to perform at the Kla-How-Yah Festival (later called the Kla-Ha-Ya Days). Bill Boeing, Sr. and his partner George Conrad Westervelt were at the event and saw Maroney fly. Some sources say Boeing took his first flight with Maroney at...

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