Emma J Eckart

Brief Life History of Emma J

When Emma J Eckart was born in 1858, in LaSalle, Illinois, United States, her father, Peter Eckert, was 34 and her mother, Sarah Kleinfelter, was 31. She married Francis William Thackeray about 1882. She lived in Iowa, United States in 1870 and Grinnell, Poweshiek, Iowa, United States for about 25 years. She died on 17 May 1945, in McPherson, McPherson, Kansas, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Grinnell, Poweshiek, Iowa, United States.

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Francis William Thackeray
Emma J Eckart
Marriage: about 1882

Sources (16)

  • Emma J Thackeray in household of Frank W Thackeray, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Emma J Eckart - Published information: Census record: birth: 1857; Illinois, United States
  • Emma J. Eckert, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"

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World Events (8)


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1867 · The Burtis Opera House

The Burtis Opera House opened in Davenport and could easily hold an audience of 1,600. It was a widely used facility and Mark Twain filled the house when he spoke on tour in 1869. It was also used to house Susan B. Anthony when she lectured on the woman's right to vote. The Quad City Symphony Orchestra played its first concert as the new Tri-City Symphony in the Opera House. An arsonist set fire to the building on the evening of April 26, 1921, and the building was severely destroyed. The building was rebuilt but was no longer used as an opera house.

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

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 Eckhart .

Americanized or Germanized form of Slovenian Ekart: from a personal name of ancient Germanic origin (see Eckhart ).

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

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