I agree that these "barn finds" can have a wonderful story. Like you, I don't fly the TT 4 very much but it is hard not to want to fly it as it files soooo well.
Great Story on Miss Kelly. Perhaps someone from the Arizona or So. Cal. area might chime in with info about Ed Majors. The mystery plane looks nice. Try looking thru the planes at this link:
If you can't identify it there, might try Classic Pattern Forum on the the "other" site.