Born in the late 1800s to immigrants, G.D. (Grace Driver) Herring crossed an ocean with her husband who fought in the Great War. She came home, set up house and the the couple soon after went broke from her husband's gambling. Scraping together what little was left, Grace made her first investment in the fledgling Standard Oil, and saved the Herring family from ruin, After her husband died, she became an avid traveler, going on safari to what was then called the dark continent, river boat cruising through Eastern Europe on the Danube and braving railway travel through the heart of India. She was stylish, an excellent shot, and could ace a serve. Her legs were still turning heads well into her 60s. She loved a bawdy laugh and a neat pour of bourbon.