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Elwood Haynes biography 1912-1927

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Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI S0660 (Text) 00000106158660 Manuscripts Available -

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  • Physical Description: 0.01 Cubic feet 1 folder

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General Note: Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2014/05/29 by Edythe Huffman. EAD finding aid created 2014/05/29 by Edythe Huffman.
Restrictions on Access Note: This collection is open for research.
Summary, etc.: This collection includes typed copies from Bernice Haynes Hillis and various biographical sources in Indiana and other states ranging from 1912 to 1927 regarding Elwood Haynes.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note: Elwood Haynes biography, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Note: Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Biographical or Historical Data: Elwood Haynes was born October 14, 1857, in Portland, Indiana, to Jacob March and Hilinda (Haines) Haynes. He attended school at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, Massachusetts, and at Johns Hopkins University, studying chemistry and biology. After teaching school in Indiana for a few years, Haynes joined the Portland Natural Gas and Oil Company during the Gas Boom. He moved to Kokomo, Indiana, in 1892, and began work on an automobile after watching his horse struggle to navigate inadequate rural roads. The first successful test of his invention, which is considered either the first or the second American automobile, was on July 4, 1894, outside Kokomo.A life-long inventor, Haynes also created a type of stainless steel as well as other alloys. He married Bertha B. Lanterman on October 21, 1887, and they had two children. Haynes died April 13, 1925 in Kokomo.
Bernice Haynes Hillis is the daughter of Elwood Haynes, a Hoosier inventor and constructor of the oldest horseless carriage in existence. She was born to Elwood and Bertha Haynes on December 17, 1896 and had one brother. She married Glen Raymond Hillis on November 10, 1920 in Howard County, Indiana. Bernice and Glen had four children. She died on June 26, 1976 and is buried in the Kokomo Memorial Park, in Kokomo, Indiana.Sources: "Haynes, Bernice." 1920 United States Federal Census. Retrieved 2014/05/29. http://archives.ancestry.com"Haynes, Bernice." Indiana, Marriage Collection, 1800-1941. Retrieved 2014/05/29. http://archives.ancestry.com"Hillis, Bernice Haynes." 1940 United States Federal Census. Retrieved 2014/05/29. http://archives.ancestry.com"Hillis, Bernice Haynes." Find a Grave Memorial. Retrieved 2014/05/29. http://findagrave.com"Hillis, Bernice Haynes." U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-Current. Retrieved 2014/05/29. http://archives.ancestry.com
Ownership and Custodial History: This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation.
Accumulation and Frequency of Use Note: No further additions are expected.
Subject: Haynes, Elwood, 1857-1925 > Biography.
Automobile industry and trade.
Automobiles.
Inventors.
Kokomo (Ind.)

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