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Click HERE for more information on Alonzo S. Eckman.
Alonzo S. Eckman's Veteran's Compensation Application
Alonzo enlisted in the Marine Corps in Philadelphia in May of 1898. He apparently served in Pureto Rico from November 1898 to 29 January 1902. He was discharged a Private on 27 May 1903 in Brooklyn, NY. His application was reviewed and accepted as it states he was awarded a total of $200.
The application - which Alonzo himself filled out - also shows that he was born to Anna Peters and Alonzo Eckman in Desota, Kansas on 7 February 1877.
At the time of the application Alonzo was married to Agnes Florentine Evans Eckman. The couple had four minor children: Ernest, William, Joseph and Lou. The application does not ask for adult children, presumably because they would be on their own and not part of the compensation equation.
At the time of his enlistment he was living at 5012 Willows Avenue in Philadelphia. When he filed the application the family was living at 1422 North Hobart Street in Philadelphia.