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     Ray Acre has retired. Thirty six years ago Ray lived in a tent south of the Chicago railroad yards while experimenting with the 1905 model of the Montgomery glider fitted with a Bates engine, in which enterprise Victor Loughead and E. F. Andrews were also associated. In between glider tests of the Montgomery machine Ray flew Plew's 25-horsepower Curtiss. The only other machine there besides the freaks was Wittemann's plane sold to bike-rider Miller. Montgomery himself was a visitor, doubtless on his way east with his derby for his New York visit early in 1911.
AUGUST, 1946 - PESCO, CLEVELAND, OHIO - 1 Number 34
Courtesy of Steve Remington at COLLECTAIR

     If you search for "E. F. Andrews +aviation", using the Google search engine, (4-9-04), you will find about 6 links. Perhaps the most helpful is the following.
100 Years of motorized flight
October 31, 2003
      "At the beginning of the 20th century, the art of motorized flying was just starting to take shape, and Florida played a large part in the learning process.
      In the fall of 1909, the first aviation organization in the Southeast was created in Jacksonville.
      Known as the "Aeronautical Society of Florida," the short-lived group made many attempts at flying, all without success.
      In 1910, the first twin-engine airplane was built by E.F. Andrews of Daytona Beach, and in 1914, Antony Habersack Jannus began the world's first airline, known as the Benoist Airboat Line, based in Tampa."

      You will find a brief mention of E. F. Andrews in these few introductory paragraphs which are taken from the article on the st.augustine.com website. To read the rest of this very interesting and comprehensive article, you can click on the title above.

I have no information as to the dates of his birth or death.
Editor's Note:
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