16 March 2015

On This Day: Catharine Eckman reported dead

The Lancaster Daily Intelligencer carried the death notice for a Catharine Eckman On This Day in 1880. It reads: 

Eckman – In Strasburg, on March 15, 1880, Mrs. Catharine Eckman, aged 91 years, 7 months and 15 days. Her relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral from her late residence, No. 91 East Main street, on Thursday morning, at 10 o’clock. Funeral services at Longenecker’s meeting house, at 11 o’clock. 

So who was Catharine? Matrilineal Monday will focus on who she was today. 

Lancaster daily intelligencer. (Lancaster, Pa.), 16 March 1880. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress. 

On This Day is a prompt I started this month to further explore historical events.

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