Her death certificate shows she died on 4 March 1927. On that day, Friday, 4 March 1927, headline reads: Laura E. Eckman dies early today in
New Providence. Laura?
The obituary reads:
Miss. Laura E. Eckman, daughter of the late John and Kathryn Eckman, died this morning at 4:30 o’clock at her home in
Providence following a three day illness.
She was a seamstress all her life and was a member of the Zion Reformed Church of New Providence.
She was a direct descendant of John Eckman, the first settler in New Providence, who arrived in the year 1732 from
, and resided on the land
given by patent in 1735 by William Penn. Germany
The following brothers and sisters survive: Mrs. Estella M. Eckman, New Providence; Darius J. Eckman, of this city;
Winona S., Miss. Bernice and Oscar D. Eckman,
all at home; and Mrs. Edith Costello, of New Providence.
The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock with all services at the home.
Internment will be made in the Eckman plot in Zion Reformed Church.
Why – in her obituary – was she suddenly called Laura?