William Hotchkiss


Personal and Family Information

William was born on 10 OCT 1860 in Bothkennar, Carronshore, Stirling, Scotland, the son of Edward Hotchkiss and Margaret Janet Penman.

He died on 12 JUN 1896 in Trenton, Grundy County, Missouri, USA.

His wife was Jennie Foster, who he married on 2 FEB 1888 in Burlingame, Osage County, Kansas. Their four known children were Esther (1889-1972), Edward (1891-1951), Jamie (1893-1893) and Margaret (1895-1972).

Pedigree Chart (3 generations)


William Hotchkiss


Edward Hotchkiss


Cornelius Hotchkiss


Edward Hotchkiss


Margaret Baad


Rebecca Simpson


Robert Simpson


Margaret Borland


Margaret Janet Penman


William Penman


Alexander Penman


Mary Borrowman


Ann Christie


Alexander Christie


Ann Philp



Birth10 OCT 1860
Place: Bothkennar, Carronshore, Stirling, Scotland
Death12 JUN 1896
Place: Trenton, Grundy County, Missouri, USA
Place: Trenton, Grundy County, Missouri, USA


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Note 1

!source: 34 Mr. and Mrs. Edward Hotchkiss of Burlingame,... "Descendants Contest", Topeka Capital, 5 Jun 1905

!Note: above or James A Hotchkiss had marriage on 3 May 1888.

!Source: Osage County Marriages at, http://www.kscourts.org/dstcts/4osmrhoy.htm

!Note: Obituary shows a conflicting birth date of 19 Sep 1860. He was a witness at the wedding of Cornelius Hotchkiss & Christina Ferguson at Bothkennar Parish in Scotland, 31 Dec 1878. Came to US in 1880, first to Pennsylvania, then 3 months later, to Osage City, Kansas. Two years later, when he was 22, he moved to Burlingame, Osage County, Kansas. In 1893 with his wife and Cornelius and Christine Hotchkiss, he moved to Trenton, Missouri where they mined coal. William lived for a few hours after being hit by a railroad train on his way home in Trenton, Missouri. He was 35 years old. After this, his wife Jeannie with Cornelius and Christine Hotchkiss, and all of their children returned to Burlingame, where they spent the remainder of their lives.

!Source: ancestry.com Scotland, Select Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950

Name: William Hotchkis

Gender: Male

Birth Date: 10 Oct 1860

Birth Place: Bothkennar,Stirling,Scotland

Father: Edward Hotchkis

Mother: Margaret Penman

FHL Film Number: 6035516

!Source: ancestry.com Kansas, County Marriages, 1811-1911

Name: William Hotchkiss

Gender: Male

Age: 27

Birth Date: abt 1861

Marriage Date: 2 Feb 1888

Marriage Place: Osage, Kansas, USA

Spouse: Jennie Foster

Film Number: 002315536