CEDARVILLE — Born in Cedarville in 1891, Fred Marshall served in the Army during World War I as a photographer. Daring World War II he was president of a company which manufactured component unites for airplanes His love of aviation and his ability as a writer led him to become the editor of The Slipstream, a pioneer aviation trade journal published at McCook Field. In 1829 he purchased the publication from the government and was able to interview Charles Taylor, chief mechanic for the Wright Brothers. He retired as vice-president of an aircraft company.
Joan Baxter is a resident and longtime historical columnist.