19 July 2015

Sunday’s Obituary: Elliot H. Eckman

Elliot H. Eckman died suddenly in Atlantic City. A resident of Trevorton, he was just 40 years old. His wife survives him. While his obituary does not mention any other family, he was also survived by a brother, Frank. 

His obituary reads:
Elliot H. Eckman, of Treverton, a former resident of this city, died at Atlantic City on Thursday morning last, where he had gone to try and regain his health. 

When Mr. Eckman left for Atlantic City, he was not aware of the malady, which was pronounced “hasty consumption,” that had taken hold of him, nor of the seriousness of his illness. He had hardly reached the city until he became worse instead of better. The air was too heavy for him and he seemed to fail at once, even before he could realize his condition, he was past recovery. 

He leaves a wife to mourn his sudden taking away. He was 40 years of age. 

Mr. Eckman resided in this city twelve years ago, and for sometime kept a grocery store at the stand now occupied by Leniger Bros’ drug store. 

The funeral took place Sunday morning. Internment was made at Klinesgrove. 

Montour American. (Danville, PA), 19 July 1900. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Library of Congress.  


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© Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman, 2015
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