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Donald V. Hotchkiss

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Donald V. Hotchkiss A.M. Inst. N.A.

D1874 (1883[1]) Born in Birmingham

1891 John Hotchkiss 51, lived in Birmingham, with Eleanor A Hotchkiss 47, Miriam E Hotchkiss 23, Edward K Hotchkiss 19, George P Hotchkiss 12, Donald V Hotchkiss 17[2]

1916 Lieutenant R.N.V.R.[3]

By 1921 he had invented a system of hydraulic propulsion

1917 Married Ida Hall in Ecclesall Bierlow[4]

1926 Patent on ship propulsion

1939 Living with Ida Hotchkiss in Poole, a naval architect and patentee of ... propeller[5]

1961 Died in Poole[6]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1939 register
  2. 1871 census
  3. 1917 Navy List
  4. BMD
  5. 1939 register
  6. BMD