Ailor, Howard Towne (Unknown - October 4, 1962)


Howard T. Ailor

Douglas Budget - Unknown

Howard Towne Ailor of New York City dided suddenly Oct. 8 at Douglas, Wyo. With his wife, they were enroute to the west coast on business and had stopped at the home of his sister, Mr. and Mrs. Scott Layton, for a visit.

Mr. Ailor was born and reared in Auburn, graduating from AHS, after which he enlisted in the navy for four years. While in service he learned to fly, and has since been connected with aviation.

For a number of years he was a national representative of the Waco Aircraft Co., and later a distributor. In 1940 he founded the Ailor Fly-Ur-Self organization, an innovation at the time. During World War II he conducted a navy training school at Bloomsburg, Pa.

Since then he has owned and operated Aircraft Services Consolidated, installing and maintaining vending machines; he also owned Hamilton Scale Co. in Toledo, manufacturing vending equipment.

He was a member of Ye Ancient and Secret Order of Quiet Birdmen, and in recognition of service to aeronautics was elected to membership in the Wings club of New York City. Mr. Ailor was closely associated with development at LaGuardia and Idlewild airports, and was interested in expansion at the latter port.

He was a member of the Mother Church in Boston and the First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Great Neck, N. Y.; Masonic lodge at Troy, Ohio; Scottish Rite Mason of the Valley, Dayton, Ohio; Samuel Mares Post No. 8 of American Legion, Douglas, Wyo.


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