T.M. Byrd is F.M. Byrd

After further research it seems that the listing of T.M. Byrd at the Florence Hotel during the flight of the Strobel Airship was most likely a typographical error.  Starling’s companion must have been Frank M. Byrd (F.M. Byrd)and the F. was mistaken for a T. Both Benjamin L. Starling and Frank M. Byrd were residents of the Ray City area and had similar agricultural interests.

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