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Lloyd Carlton Stearman
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Birth: Oct. 26, 1898
Wellsford
Pratt County
Kansas, USA
Death: Apr. 3, 1975
Northridge
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Lloyd C. Stearman was an Aviation Pioneer, American Aviator, Business Magnate and Aircraft Designer. He attended Kansas State College 1917-1918, later renamed Kansas State University, in Manhatten, Kansas. He studied engineering and architecture. He enlisted in the Naval Reserve in 1918 in San Diego, California. Stearman learned to fly Curtiss N-9 Seaplanes. During the mid 1920's, Matty Laird, designer of the Laird Swallow Aircraft, hired Lloyd as a Mechanic. On Feburary 4th, 1925, Cessna and Beech teamed up with Stearman to form Travel Air Manufacturing, in 1927 he left to form his own company, designing bi-winged planes for mail and cargo delivery. In the 1930's he became President of Lockheed Aircraft, today known as Lockheed Martin Corporation. Mr. Stearman was inducted into the National Hall of Aviation Fame in Dayton, Ohio in July of 1989, 14 years after his death. He was buried in the National Sawtelle Cemetery of Los Angeles County, California. 
 
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 Parents:
  Willfred Carlton Stearman (1874 - 1953)
  Icie May Grimm Stearman (1869 - 1939)
 
 Spouse:
  Virtle Ethyl Trusty Stearman (1896 - 1992)*
 
 Siblings:
  Lloyd Carlton Stearman (1898 - 1975)
  Ivan Harrison Stearman (1900 - 1952)*
  Waverly M Stearman (1902 - 1958)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Los Angeles National Cemetery
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA
 
Created by: Bonnie Fortney- Wichita,...
Record added: Sep 04, 2006
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Lloyd Carlton Stearman
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Lloyd Carlton Stearman
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To one of the many violin players in our family.
- J G Stearman
 Added: Mar. 17, 2012

- Diddy & Doodle
 Added: Aug. 24, 2011
Fond memories and deep respects from one of your first cousins.
- Steve Crow
 Added: Apr. 11, 2011
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