Dorcas Eckels

1833–
McKeesport, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Dorcas

When Dorcas Eckels was born in 1833, in McKeesport, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Nathaniel Eckels, was 43 and her mother, Anna Eckels, was 43.

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Family Time Line

Nathaniel Eckels
1790–1845
Anna Eckels
1790–1841
Jane Eckels
1813–1893
Annie Eckels
1819–
Robert Fulton Eckels
1815–1885
Leah Eckels
1820–1909
Mary M. Eckels
1827–1841
Elizabeth Eckels
1831–1851
Shepherd Samuel Eckels
1833–1910
Dorcas Eckels
1833–

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World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 3

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1863 · Battle of Gettysburg

Age 30

The three day Battle of Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest of the American Civil War. Between the Confederates and Unions, somewhere between 46,000 and 51,000 people died that day.
1865

Age 32

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

Name Meaning

German: patronymic from Eckel .

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

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Sources (1)

  • Doreas Eckels in household of Mary Eckels, "United States Census, 1850"

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