Garfield Arthur was born in Mapleton, Iowa back in 1880. I have no clue as to his fathers or mothers name, but it doesn’t really matter. In 911, he invented a hydraulic lift for unloading coal from rail trucks which made him a wealthy man. That of course gave him his freedom to pursue other interests.
His other interests were on the water. In1921, he purchased a motorboat that set a new water speed record of 74 MPH. That record just set in motion for him to build another 9 more boats breaking speed records. In 1932 on the St. Clair River he set a record of 124 MPH on the water, way too fast for me. Garfield Arthur Wood retired from racing in 1933 when he concentrated on some more interests. He also built truck bodies and winches that were used extensively by International Harvester. Many of his trucks were used in WWII. However, his biggest contribution was the garbage truck which he built and sold under the name of Garwood Load Packer. At one point, he held more US patents than any other living American. Until tomorrow keep that smile on your face and a penny in your pocket.