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Benjamin Hitch
(1815-1896)
Euphemia Martha Armstrong
(1816-1894)
Thomas Corkran
(1821-1906)
Hester Ann Wright
(1824-1899)
Arthur Hitch
(1847-1927)
Frances Alston Corkran
(1858-1946)
Arthur Romaine Hitch
(1884-1935)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Agnes Isabella Brotemarkle

Arthur Romaine Hitch

  • Born: 08 Aug 1884, Vienna, Dorchester Co., MD 1 2 3 4
  • Marriage (1): Agnes Isabella Brotemarkle on 29 Dec 1914 1
  • Died: 06 Oct 1935, Jacksonville, Duval Co., FL 2 5
  • Buried: 07 Oct 1935, Wilmington, New Castle Co., DE 5 6

  

Was a member of the teaching staff at Rice Institute (now Rice University) in Houston, TX.

From "A Hitch Orchard", Daisy Hitch Davies, 1931: In 1930 was residing in Savannah, GA. At this date and from this place he sent me data for his immediate family.

Record -

Educated - Washington College A.B. - N.S. 1911 Cornell University PHD. 1913 Cascudukka School Instructor, Chemistry 1908-10 Cornell University Instructor, Chemistry 1919-13 Solvoy Process Co., Syracuse, NY. resident chemist 1913-14. The Rice Institute, Houston, TX. Chemical Department Acting Director 1914-17. National Carbon Co., Cleveland, OH. Storage Battery Factory, Chief Chemist 1917-18. Ashland Iron and Mining Company, Ashland, KY. Chief Chemist 1918-19. E.I.du Pont de Nemours & Co., Wilmington, DE. Resident Chemist 1919-27. Cillican Chipley Co.,Chemical Director 1927 to present date 1930. Manager Pineland Products Co. 1920 to date(1930).

Author - Thermal Decomposition of Certain Inorganic Trinitrides.

Member - Sigma Chi; Gamma Alpha; American Chemical Society; Society of Test Materials.

Clubs - Rotary, Savannah, GA.

Hobbies - Fishing and boating.

In the Federal Census of 1920, Arthur R. Hitch is indicated in Sussex County, Delaware in a household as follows: - Arthur R. Hitch, age 35, born in MD - Isabella Hitch, age 29, born in MD - Robert A. Hitch, age 3, born in TX - Wilbur C., age 1, born in MD.


Arthur married Agnes Isabella Brotemarkle, daughter of Clinton Brotemarkle and Laura Jane Somerville, on 29 Dec 1914.1 (Agnes Isabella Brotemarkle was born on 14 Nov 1890 in Hagerstown, Washington Co., MD,2 7 8 9 died on 10 Jan 1959 in Delaware Hospital, Wilmington, New Castle Co., DE 2 8 and was buried on 13 Jan 1959 in Riverview Cemetery, Wilmington, New Castle Co., DE 6 8.)


  

The Brotemarkel family was living in Salisbury, MD at the time Arthur Hitch and Agnes Brotemarkle met and married.

Sources


1 "A Hitch Orchard", by Daisy Hitch, 1931.

2 Correspondence from Robert Arthur Hitch of 4507 Shop Street, Chester, VA 23831, dated January 6, 1995.

3 1900 DE Census, Listed as born in August 1884 in MD in the 1900 Seaford, Sussex Co., DE Census.

4 1920 DE Census, Listed as age 35 in the 1920 Sussex Co., DE Census, born in MD.

5 FL Death Index.

6 Correspondence from Robert A. Hitch dated January 15, 1995.

7 1920 DE Census, Listed as age 29 in the 1920 Sussex Co., DE Census, born in MD.

8 DE Death Certificate.

9 1940 DE Census, Listed as age 49 in Wilmington, New Castle Co., DE.


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