His stone is a simple one. It reads: “Father. Darius J Eckman. 1870 – 1944.” He is buried alongside his wife, Ella, at the Zion
He was born 14 September 1870 in
to John Henry and Catherine Kezia Cresswell Eckman (hubby's 3x great grandparents). He married Ella M. Doner in
1897. They had three children: Esther, Charles, and Paul. Lancaster County
The family lived on
Mary Street in ,
where Darius was a coal dealer for many years. Sometime between 1920 and 1930,
he became a collector for the City Treasurer’s Office and the family moved to Lancaster City James Street.
Esther has moved out on her own at this point.
His death certificate simply states his occupation as retired. He died on 15 March 1944 of cardiac dilatation. That was due to coronary disease for four years due to hypertensive heart disease for 12 years. He was buried five days later.
© Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman, 2015