Emma J Eckart

about 1853–17 May 1945 (Age 92)
LaSalle, Illinois, United States

The Life of Emma J

When Emma J Eckart was born about 1853, in LaSalle, Illinois, United States, her father, Peter Eckert, was 29 and her mother, Sarah Kleinfelter, was 26. She married Francis William Thackeray about 1882. She lived in Grinnell, Poweshiek, Iowa, United States for about 10 years and Grinnell, Poweshiek, Iowa Territory, United States in 1925. She died on 17 May 1945, in McPherson, McPherson, Kansas, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Grinnell, Poweshiek, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Francis William Thackeray
Emma J Eckart
Marriage: about 1882

Spouse and Children

about 1882

Parents and Siblings

    Peter Eckert


    Sarah Kleinfelter




    Martha Ann Eckert


    Ephraim Eckert



    Mary Jane Eckert


    Elizabeth Eliza Eckert


+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines

Age 4

The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.

Age 10

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 28

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

German: variant of Eckert .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Emma J Thackery in household of F W Thackery, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Emma J Thackeray in household of Frank Thackeray, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Emmaline Eckert in household of Peter Eckert, "United States Census, 1870"

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