15 March 2015

My Family Calendar This Week

Happy birthday to Steven Leroy Peters, Shayna LeeAnn O’Flaherty and John Schlichter. May God grant you all Many Years.  

Steven is my fourth cousin once removed. He is descended from my fourth great uncle and Civil War Veteran Benjamin Franklin Vanhorn. Shayna is my third cousin once removed. She is descended from Hugh O’Flaherty, my second great uncle. John is my second cousin once removed. He is descended from my Uncle Reds (Raymond Welsh), my great uncle.

Memory Eternal
Today is the 71st anniversary of the passing of Darius James Eckman. I’ve written about him recently in a Tombstone Tuesday prompt. He is my husband’s second great uncle. 

Tuesday is the 105th anniversary of the passing of Albert Eckman. Albert is the half second great uncle of my husband. His mother is the son of my husband’s second great grandmother (Elizabeth Winter) by her first husband (Samuel Eckman).  

Jane Ann Way passed away 104 years ago on Wednesday. She is my first cousin four times removed. Her grandparents (Robert Bing and Sarah McWilliams) are my 4th great grandparents! Jane was never married and is buried in Fairview Cemetery in Coatesville, Chester County. 

Friday is the 35th anniversary of John C Eckman, hubby’s “Uncle Bud”. It is also the 82nd anniversary of the passing of Oscar Dale Eckman. Oscar was Dad and Uncle Bud’s uncle. He was my husband’s second great uncle and brother to Darius mentioned above. Oscar never married. He lived in the same house his entire life and served in the Mec USA Amb Corps Unit 583 during World War I. 

Mary Elizabeth Eckman Eicholtz also passed on Friday – 76 years ago. She was my husband’s second great aunt. Her parents were my husband’s second great grandparents, John Henry Eckman and Elizabeth Longnecker. I know little of Mary, except that she had married Benjamin Eicholtz.  

On Saturday we recall Mary’s brother, Jefferson F Eckman. He passed 103 years ago, in 1912.  


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© Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman, 2015 
Locations listed are located in Pennsylvania (USA), unless otherwise noted in post.