Arthur Jerome Eddy
Arthur Jerome Eddy (November 5, 1859 - July 21, 1920)
Author, Attorney, Art Critic, Art Collector
At the turn of the century, Flintstone Arthur Jerome Eddy was one of the first to author a book about the invention that would soon make Flint world renowned: the automobile. In 1902, his book "Two Thousand Miles in an Automobile" was published. The book described how he set a record traveling by car from Chicago to Boston and back again in 1901. Writing under the nom de plume of A. Chauffeur, the story told the tale of his trip in a Winton Motor Carriage Company car.
On A different Car Ride, during a visit to flint
The same year he published his travelogue, during a visit home to see his family, Eddy was tooling around Flint in a Panhard, and offered a ride to his very young cousin, Margery Durant. Margery rushed home to share her exhilarating experience with her father. None too pleased, he berated her for taking her life in to her own hands with such a foolish action as taking a car ride. Her father, Eddy’s cousin by marriage, was William C. "Billy" Durant. Later changing his mind on the topic of car rides, Durant went on to save Buick, invent AC Spark Plug, Chevrolet, Frigidaire and General Motors.