Inductee for 2007
October 14, 1857- April 13, 1925For thirty-five years Elwood Haynes was a resident of Kokomo. The record of those years was one of fine achievement for himself and this community. As the inventor of one of Americas first commercially successful gasoline automobiles, he linked Kokomos name enduringly with the motor vehicle industry. As the inventor of STELLITE alloy and stainless steel, he gave the mechanical world two rustless materials of inestimable value. In the hearts of his fellow townsmen, however, Mr. Haynes was enshrined as a Christian gentleman a designation thoroughly deserved and universally accorded him.