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Oliver Joseph Lodge
Birth: Jun. 12, 1851
Death: Aug. 22, 1940

Scientist. The virtual inventor of practical wireless telegraphy, he was born at Penkull, Staffordshire, of a family of school masters and clergymen. His paternal grandfather had twenty-five children, of whom Oliver's father was the twenty-third. Oliver left school when he was 14 years old and worked in his father's agency business until his encouraged him to study science in London. He "had his eyes opened" by a series of lectures on physics of heat. He won prizes and studied under T. H. Huxley at the Royal College of Science. His discovery of the discovery of the cohesion of metals under the influence of electro-magnetism earned him the royal society's Rumford Medal and made wireless telegraphy practical by taking away the "disease which afflicted early transmitters" after he prescribed the remedy. Later he became interested in physics phenomena, believing the mind lives on after death. He wrote several scientific works, psychical book "Raymond, or Life and Death" (1916), gained popular interest. His son Raymond had been killed in the war. Lodge was knighted in 1902, retiring in 1919 to Lake to devote his time to the "ether of space", which he saw as a medium for the storage of mental energy. (bio by: s.canning) 
St Michael Churchyard
Wilsford (Salisbury)
Wiltshire Unitary Authority
Wiltshire, England
Plot: Close to the southeast wall.
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: s.canning
Record added: Mar 08, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13562269
Oliver Joseph Lodge
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- Mike
 Added: Aug. 22, 2012
Wonderful man. I can't quite make out all of your epitaph, but I can read the part where you hope your writings are a comfort to the bereaved. Indeed they are. I hope Raymond was waiting there when you crossed over, I hope he was the last thing you saw on...(Read more)
- E.
 Added: Aug. 21, 2011
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