Robert Gibson Eccles

31 December 1847–9 June 1934 (Age 86)
Kilmaurs, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Robert Gibson

When Robert Gibson Eccles was born on 31 December 1847, in Kilmaurs, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, David Eccles, was 27 and his mother, Isabella Gibson, was 33. He married Mary Hance in 1873, in Jackson, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Cunningham, Ayrshire, Scotland in 1851 and New York City, New York, United States in 1915. He died on 9 June 1934, in Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States.

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Robert Gibson Eccles
Mary Hance
Marriage: 1873
David Charles Eccles

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  • Marriage
    1873Jackson, Missouri, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1848 · Fire Causes $1.5 Million in Damages
    Age 1
    """A fire in September of 1848 caused an estimated $1.5 million in damages to the city of Brooklyn. The fire consumed """"three churches, the post office, two newspaper offices, and other property."""""""
    1854 · Great North of Scotland Railway
    Age 7
    Being one of the two smallest railways in 1923, the Great North of Scotland Railway carried its first passengers from Kittybrewster to Huntly in 1854. In the 1880s the railways were refurbished to give express services to the suburban parts in Aberdeen. There were junctions with the Highland Railway established to help connect Aberdeenshire, Banffshire and Moray counties. The railway started to deliver goods from the North Sean and from the whisky distilleries in Speyside. With the implementation of bus services and the purchase of the British Railway the Great North of Scotland Railway was discontinued.
    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment
    Age 23
    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

    Name Meaning

    English (Lancashire): habitational name from Eccles in Lancashire, or possibly from any of several other places so named in Kent, Norfolk, Berwickshire, and Dumfriesshire, from British eglēs ‘Romano-British Christian church’ (from Latin ecclesia, Greek ekklēsia ‘gathering, assembly’). Such places would have been the sites of notable pre-Anglo-Saxon churches or Christian places of communal worship.

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

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    Sources (22)

    • Robert G Eccles, "New York State Census, 1905"
    • Robert G Eccles, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"
    • Dr. Robt Eccles, "United States Census, 1930"

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