SPAULDING THOMAS EAID
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Thomas Eaid & Grace Eugene Hill
04 February 1916 in Portland, OR
July 1977 in Oakland, CA (liver cirrhosis) at 61 years old
8th grade self-taught
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Tool & die maker as machinist
Joined Air Force 1939 (Lawry Field, Denver CO) & drafted into Army in 1943 (Puget Sound WA)
Automobiles, guns, fishing, camping, inventions, languages, classical music & opera

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Victoria Lynn & Vera Lillian
Marjorie Eugenia Sturgis in Seattle, WA
Pauline Diana (1940), Roberta Marie (1941), & Gloria Jeanne
5 11, Black hair & dark blue eyes (He was "Black Irish", very fair skin, dark hair all over, blue eyes)
Hard core alcoholism led to liver cirrhosis
Denver CO, Seattle WA, Santa Monica/Crescentia/Tijunga CA
DeSoto convertible, Humber Sedan, Cord, Graham Hollywood, Citroen, Messerschmidt
Notes: Invented several products that were never patented: polymers of plastics, an engine lubricant which became Slick 50, & a rotor mechanism for helicopters (all were stolen before he could market them). Last of the Eaid line (three daughters & no sons, no brothers).


Baby picture
7 months old Sep1916
Spaulding & mother

back of above photo

4 months old
Father & daughter Robreta 1942 Tijunga

Eaid family portrait
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Back from ocean fishing trip (on right)

In the Washington snow
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Mowing the lawn
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Hiking in the mountains