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       Gurdon L.Tarbox was born in Georgetown, S.C., October 4, 1888.
     He received flying instruction from Joe Richter at Belmont Park, N.Y. and soloed May 2, 1911. In the summer of 1914 he worked at the Curtiss Aeroplane Co. plant in Buffalo, N.Y.
     He attended North Carolina State University, where he assisted Forrest Wysong, another student there in building a Curtiss-type airplane. He was present and gave encouragement when Wysong made the first solo flight. When Wysong graduated in 1915, Gurdon used his influence to secure him a job as draftsman with Curtiss in Buffalo.
From The Early Birds of Aviation CHIRP, January, 1972, Number 78

I have no information as to his dates of birth or death.
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