[AMRadio] Hiram Percy Maxim - Father of the ARRL

David Knepper collinsradio at comcast.net
Sun Aug 12 07:48:41 EDT 2007

Hiram Percy Maxim was returning to his home in Hartford, 
Connecticut,Hartford, in February, 1936, from a trip to California to visit 
the Lick Observatory.  He fell ill and was taken from the train to a 
hospital in La Junta, Colorado, where he died the following day, February 
17, 1936. Hiram P. Maxim was buried in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Hagerstown, 
Maryland, some days later. Hiram Maxim is buried in the Hamilton family plot 
in the cemetery as he had married the daughter of the former Maryland 
Governor Alexander T. Hamilton.  He was 66 years of age.

For a view of the gravesite, etc go to: 

Mike, K4QU, on a visit to the Collins Radio Center yesterday, provided me 
with this interesting tidbit of information and I just had to satisfy my 

David Knepper, W3ST/W3CRA
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