Ellingwood H. Towle (1893 – 1950)
Ellingwood Hubbard Towle was my mother’s father. He and his brother went to France where he served as an ambulance driver in World War I before the United States entered the war. He was an inventor who had several patents, including some for landing gear for World War I planes. None of them were successfully sold and produced, but we have copies of a them that are shown in the link above. Ellingwood was married to Charlotte Talmadge Towle and they had four children, but they were later divorced. He died when I was young.