01 March 2015

My Family Calendar This Week

Happy birthday, Merle Peters, Matthew Smith, Issac Webb and Shannon Wheatman. May God grant you all Many Years.  

Memory Eternal
Today is the 20th anniversary of the passing of my Aunt Helen (at right with her sister). Helen Mae Gould Still, daughter of Franklin Still and Sarah Jennie VanHorn, was one of the first to encourage me in this research that has become more like an obsession. She was born on the family farm in East Fallowfield in 1903 and lived there her entire life. She was the wife of Elwood James Webster. 

Today is also the 39th anniversary of the death of Marie J. Rogers Angell. She is a granddaughter of my 2nd great grandparents, Dennis and Martha Durkin O’Flaherty. Her parents are Patrick Rogers and Mary T O’Flaherty. Marie married Truman Angell and they had three children. She died in 1976 in Philadelphia. 

Little Ulysses S Eckman was just 18 days old when he died in 1873. On Tuesday, it will be 142 years since he died. He is the son of hubby’s great grandfather Aldus John Eckman and his first wife Amelia C Kunkle. He is buried alongside his mother, who died two days after giving birth to him. They are buried at the Zion Reformed Church in New Providence. 

Wednesday will be the 93rd year since Katherine Dee O’Flaherty passed. She is the wife of my 2nd uncle, Hugh O’Flaherty (son of Dennis and Martha Durkin O’Flaherty). Katherine was born in Ireland in 1875. She immigrated in 1884 or 1885 and married Hugh here in 1904 in Phoenixville, Chester County. They had six children. 

Wednesday is also the 88th anniversary of the passing of Clara Eckman, who is covered in today’s Sunday’s Obituary. She was hubby’s 2nd great aunt. 

It will be seven years Thursday since my Uncle Nick passed. Nicholas Ruczhak, son of Panko and Bessie Matys Hruszczak, was one of my grandfather’s brothers. Born in 1921, he lived 86 full years. He served in the Pacific during World War II. After the war he came home and married Ann Petro in 1948. They had three daughters. Aunt Ann passed last year. 


My Family Calendar This Week will be a weekly feature.  
© Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman, 2015
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