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Descendants Of William Boeing & The Boeing Family  
User currently offline777law From Monaco, joined Jul 2006, 203 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 10 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 17992 times:

I've always found it interesting that Boeing - one of the biggest and most important names in US industry - was founded by one man and yet we never hear or read anything about the Boeing family or the descendants of William E Boeing. Would be interesting to know more about the Boeing family, whether there are any direct descendants of William E Boeing still alive (wikipedia references one child but does not mention whether he is alive) and where they are?

Also, are any family involved in the management of Boeing or sit on the board? What about the Museum of Flight in Seattle - did the family have anything to do with that?

Looking forward to learning more.


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User currently offlineSEPilot From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 6793 posts, RR: 46
Reply 1, posted (3 years 10 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 17738 times:

William Boeing left the company when the conglomerate with Boeing, United Airlines, Pratt & Whitney and Hamilton Standard was broken up. He was apparently disgusted by the way it was done, and sold all or most of his stock. He had no further connection with Boeing, but he was invited to significant aircraft rollouts for the rest of his life; but he had no official connection with the company. As far as I know no member of his family has either.


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User currently offlinecygnuschicago From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 758 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (3 years 10 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 17575 times:

Quoting 777law (Thread starter):
Also, are any family involved in the management of Boeing or sit on the board? What about the Museum of Flight in Seattle - did the family have anything to do with that?

Here is an article where his only natural son (he had two stepsons) talks about his father: http://www.seattlepi.com/business/228877_history17.html

The son is a real estate developer in Seattle.



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User currently offline777law From Monaco, joined Jul 2006, 203 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (3 years 10 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 17217 times:

Interesting stuff, thanks! Does anyone know whether W E Boeing's son (or stepson's) had any children?


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User currently onlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15692 posts, RR: 26
Reply 4, posted (3 years 10 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 17186 times:

Quoting SEPilot (Reply 1):
He was apparently disgusted by the way it was done, and sold all or most of his stock.

For what it's worth, you have to remember that he was wealthy before he started building planes.

Quoting SEPilot (Reply 1):
He had no further connection with Boeing, but he was invited to significant aircraft rollouts for the rest of his life; but he had no official connection with the company.

The same cannot be said for the McDonnells though. Sandy is still involved with his uncle's company after two mergers and is apparently a common sight around their St. Louis facilities.



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User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 24643 posts, RR: 22
Reply 5, posted (3 years 10 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 17116 times:

Related item:
http://cafemodelismoforum.livreforum...eing-1881-to-1956-part-i-t2042.htm

One Boeing event he attended towards the end of his life was the rollout ceremony for the Dash 80 prototype in May 1954, 2 years before his death just before his 75h birthday. Boeing's wife, Bertha, christened the Dash 80 at the ceremony.

Excerpt from one site listing his immediate family:

Father: Wilhelm Böing (timber magnate, b. 1850, d. 1890 influenza)
Mother: Marie Boeing Owsley
Sister: Gretchen Boeing
Sister: Caroline Boeing
Father: Frederick Owsley (stepfather, physician)
Wife: Bertha Potter Paschall Boeing (b. 1891, d. 1977)
Son: Nathaniel Paschall III (stepson, McDonnell-Douglas executive, b. 1912, d. 1979)
Son: Cranston Paschall (stepson, b. 1916, d. 1994)
Son: William Boeing Jr. (real estate developer, b. 1923)


User currently offlinesimpilot459 From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 139 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (3 years 10 months 23 hours ago) and read 16800 times:

From what I have read and heard, Mr. Boeing was a very private individual, which would be why we don't hear of him or his family much.

He was involved in more than just Airplanes. The first plane (B&W, model 1) was built in a boathouse he bought that was going out of business to one of his yachts. Even after leaving in 1934, he continued with boats, along with other persuits. He did keep ties with Boeing Company helping out a little during the war, and attending the various roll-outs. It was just too much for him to get all the negative publicity during the anti-trust hearings, which is why he left.

Boeing.com has a really good biography on him.

http://www.boeing.com/commercial/boeing_bio/index.html



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