Horace T. Macey, Chicago, 1909
Collection of Stephen T. Nichols

via email from Stephen T. Nichols, 7-4-06
     I ran into your site while trying to do some investigation on my grandfather, H.T. Macey of Glen Burnie, MD. I've attached a picture of him in his aircraft that may be of interest to you. According to the writing on the back it was taken in Chicago in 1909.
     Also somewhere in my files I have a copy of a letter from Aeroplane LTD giving my grandfather information on flying demostrations for them. If memory serves correct it was dated May 1911. If you are interested, I will try and email you a copy of it.
     I would doubt that you would know anything of my grandfather, but if you do have any information, I would appreciate hearing from you.
Stephen T. Nichols

CHICAGO, ILL. Dec. 20th, 11.

Mr. Horace Macey
Tioga Ave.,
Gorans, Md.

Dear Sir;-

          Replying to your letter regarding our Aviation proposition, we are looking for men who feel confident they can fly when given actual practice. Jimmie Ward and Milton Dunlop were Aviators for us but left to fly with Curtiss.

     Now, what we want are men who will stick with us for one year on exhibition flying. A man should learn to fly in ten days or two weeks, we allow you one month. This is a school to secure competent Aviators for our own use. you are to reveice actual practice in a Curtiss type machine, and in order to familiarize yourself with Aeroplanes, we have a shop for repair work and contruction near our training firld. In this way you can learn construction at the sanme time without additional charge. On account of breakage and other expenses in this business, we charge $100.00 while you are training.

     We pay our Aviator one-half the net earings from their flights, but hold back 10% of your share as a bond until the fulfillment of the one year contract. Aviators earn from $5,000.00 to $100,000.00 per year, depending upon their ability.

     In case you are not in a position to accept our proposition immediately, we can give you the preliminary work at home until you are prepared to enter training on the field.

Yours truly,
Letter from Aeroplane Mfg. & Supply Co.
Collection of Stephen T. Nichols, 7-16-06

Horace was born in 1888 and died in 1973.
He is buried in the Mountain Memorial Meadows in Payson, AZ
Via email from Stephen T. Nichols, 5-8-2009

Editor's Note:
If you have any more information on this pioneer aviator,
please contact me.
E-mail to Ralph Cooper

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