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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.
1903 Became a naturalised British citizen
1908 November. Retirement from Brooklands.
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...'