James was born on 25 NOV 1873 in Bothkennar, Carronshore, Stirling, Scotland, the son of Edward Hotchkiss and Margaret Janet Penman.
He died on 26 OCT 1953 in Burlingame, Osage County, Kansas.
His wife was Marion Jack, who he married on 22 JAN 1896 in Burlingame, Osage County, Kansas. Their eight known children were Sophia (1896-1907), Margaret (1898-1979), Minnie (1901-1978), James (1903-?), Mary Jane (1907-?), Anna (1910-1963), Christine (1913-c1992) and Edward (1916-1977).
|Birth||25 NOV 1873||
|Death||26 OCT 1953||
!Source: 1900 US Census. A 1905 Topeka Capital Article (Source 34 ) gives the date of birth as 24 Nov 1873. The LDS IGI (Source 36) gives the date of birth as 25 Nov 1873.
!Note: Came to US Sep 1884.
The Burlingame Enterprise Thursday January 23, 1896
!Marriage: Posting by Jim Laird on Sat, 2 Aug 2003 at: http://archiver.rootsweb.com/th/read/KSOSAGE/2003-08/1059845180 The Burlingame Enterprise Thursday January 23, 1896 - Hotchkiss--Jack. - The pleasant home of Mr. and Mrs. Jno. D. JACK, of this city, was the scene of a happy event last evening, January 22nd, it being the marriage of their daughter, Minnie to Mr. James HOTCHKISS. - At the appointed hour, 6 p.m., the bride attired in a handsome suit of light brown cashmere and the groom, wearing the regulation black, attended by bridesmaid, Miss Famey HUTCHINSON and groomsman, Edward Hotchkiss, Jr., entered the parlor, where, surrounded by relatives and a few intimate friends, Rev. J.O. Foresman, of the First Methodist Church, pronounced the sacred words which made them man and wife. After the wedding ceremony the guests were invited to the dining room where they partook of a bounteous repast which had been prepared for the occasion. - The bride, Miss Minnie JACK, is one of Burlingame's most estimable young ladies, whose excellent character, pleasant disposition and winning ways have won the admiration and esteem of all who know her, and Mr. Hotchkiss is to be congratulated upon securing so good a prize. - The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Hotchkiss, Sr., of this city, and is a young man of good moral habits--sober, honest and industrious. - Both bride and groom have grown to womanhood and manhood in this community and have made a host of friends who wish them all the joys and blessings of this world in which the Enterprise joins. The happy couple will go to housekeeping on south Topeka avenue where the groom has had everything prepared. - Mr. and Mrs. Hotchkiss were the recipients of many handsome presents. The following guests were present: Messrs, and Mesdames, Edward Hotchkiss, Sr., Colin WILSON, Robert Jack, Alexander Hotchkiss, Joseph FOSTER, Jas. HOOK; Misses, Famey Hutchinson, of Scranton, Mary Hotchkiss, Annie WILSON; Messrs. Edward Hotchkiss, Jr., and Thomas WASHINGTON.
!Source: Gravestone: Hotchkiss James 1878 - 1958 Minnie 1878 - 1958.