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Ernst de Rodakowski

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November 1908.

Ernst Otto Max de Rodakowski (c1867-1944) later Ernest De Rodakowski-Rivers

c1867 Born in Amsterdam, Holland.

1894 Married in Westminster to Dora Susan Carnegie

1901 Living at 28 Frognal Lane, Hampstead: Ernest de Rodakowski (age 34 born Holland - Austrian subject), Managing Director of a silk company - Employer. With his wife Dora Rodakowski (age 37 born Scotland) and their two children Raymond Rodakowski (age 6 born Steeple Aston) and Susan Rodakowski (age 4 born Zurich). Four servants.[1]

1901 Appointed liquidator of the Chardonnet Silk Co.[2]

1903 Became a naturalised British citizen

1908 November. Retirement from Brooklands.[3]

E. de Rodakowski was manager of the Brooklands track until 1909 when he was succeeded by Major Lindsay Lloyd.

1914 Changed surname.'ERNEST OTTO MAX DE RODAKOWSKI, of Oxford Mansion, Oxford-circus, in the county of London, Gentleman, do hereby give notice, that I have assumed and intend henceforth upon all occasions and at all times to use and be called and known by the surname of Rodakowski-Rivers instead of the surname of de Rodakowski...'[4]

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