No, he was born 5 May 1864. First appeared on the
Joliet Ward 4, Will, Illinois, United States Census in 1870 with his parents, John and Agnes. On this census it is spelled Gochaver. Death was 23 Dec 1939 in Blackwell, Oklahoma. I have visited the gravesite.
The problem is my grandmother had no contact with her father (Ralph Clarence Kotchavar) beyond five years of age. She actually lived with her grandparents (on her mother's side) until she and her brother were put into a Catholic home. I have never met any of the Kotchavar family and she had no contact with them despite efforts to locate them - back before internet. She wrote many letters trying to locate relatives to get information.
Thank you for your reply.