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Jonathan Edward Hodgkin (1875-1953)
1954 Obituary 
IT is with regret that we have to record the death of Mr. Jonathan Edward Hodgkin, on Saturday last, December 26th at his home at Bishop Auckland.
Mr. Hodgkin was born at Darlington on November 4, 1875, and following his education at Bootham School York and Lighton Park School, Reading, he was apprenticed as an electrical engineer with Ernest Scott and Mountain, Ltd., of Newcastle on Tyne.
Shortly after completing his apprenticeship he started business on his own account and during his subsequent career in industry was connected in an administrative capacity with more than twenty public and private companies.
For thirty-five years he was associated with the Motor Union Insurance Company.
He was chairman of Darlington Wire Mills, Ltd., and served on the boards of a number of other firms associated with the engineering industry.
Mr. Hodgkin was also a noted archaeologist and played an important part in the formation of the Pierce Bridge Excavation Committee and in the excavation of the British Camp at Hamsterley.
He was a member of the Institution of Electrical Engineers and a member of the Institution of Mining Engineers.