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Arthur Chevrolet

Auto Racing Figure. The second of three famous Swiss race car driving brothers, Arthur became a two-time veteran of the Indianapolis 500. Arthur also assisted older brother Louis in designing automobiles. He and Louis left the automobile business in 1929 to form the Chevrolet Brothers Aircraft Company with a new engine design to their credit. Unfortunately they later lost the business to Glenn Martin. Sadly, much of Arthur's subsequent life was beset by a sequence of unhappy occurrences. After he took his life at his home in Louisiana, he was returned to Indianapolis. He now rests with his brothers Louis and Gaston (winner of the 1920 Indianapolis 500) and nephew Charles. A cenotaph headstone for Arthur's grave was installed in October 2011 by Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indianapolis businessman David Ring and Chevrolet. He is actually buried at Slidell Memorial Cemetery, Slidell, Louisiana, in an unmarked grave with an unknown plot location.

Bio by: Warrick L. Barrett


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 12 May 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 22148
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Arthur Chevrolet (21 Apr 1884–16 Apr 1946), Find A Grave Memorial no. 22148, citing Holy Cross and Saint Joseph Cemetery, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .