Maroney, Terah T., 1880-1929
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.
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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...