Arthur William Sidney Herrington

Born in England, Herrington (1891-1970) came to the United States when he was five. He graduated from the Stevens Institute of Technology and began his professional career with the Harley Davidson Motorcycle Company. When the U.S. entered WWI, he became a motorcycle dispatch rider. After the war, he served as pit manager for race winners Jimmy Murphy (1922) and Pete DePaolo (1925).

Professionally, he joined the Coleman Motors Company, but by 1931, he was ready to strike out on his own. While serving in France, Herrington recognized the problems that conventional-drive vehicles had maneuvering off road. To solve this, he designed a series of trucks, and built them in association with the Marmon Motor Car Company (Walter and Howard Marmon are both buried at Crown Hill). Multiple versions of these trucks were used by Allied troops during World War II, but one found popularity — the jeep, named from the letters GP, for “general purpose.”

Obituary of Arthur Herring in the Indianapolis News
Arthur and his wife Nell are interred in the Community Mausoleum, 2K, D-14