|Birth: ||Jul. 18, 1895|
|Death: ||Feb. 21, 1974|
A son of John Ananias & Mary Catherine (Baechler) Eckroat, he was married to Mary Alice (Hall) Eckroat.
The following obit was shared with me by William Eckroat's g-grandson Joseph. The newspaper it appeared in is unknown to me:
William M. Eckroat Sr.
Seed Firm Founder Dies at 78
William M. Eckroat Sr., 78, of 8209 Lakehurst, died today at Mercy Hospital following a Short illness.
Rosary will be at 8 p.m. Friday at Smith & Kernke Funeral Home, followed by mass at 9 a.m. Saturday at Christ the King Catholic Church. Burial will be in Fairlawn Cemetery.
Eckroat was a native of Oklahoma City and a graduate of St. Joseph's School. He farmed east of Oklahoma City until 1927 when he moved into Oklahoma City and founded Eckroat Seed Co. He was later a rancher in McClain County while continuing to live in Oklahoma City. He retired from ranching in the
He also engaged in the oil Business during the 1930s. He was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy, of the home; two Sons, William Jr., Oklahoma City; and Arthur V., Oklahoma City; a daughter, Mrs. L. L.
(Rosemary) Bachle, Oklahoma City; a step-son, Anthony L. Tambini, Virginia Beach, Va.; Four step-daughters, Mrs. Mary Lee Ruelle, Atlanta; Mrs. Dorothy Ann Ray, Moore; and Margaret Tambini and Cathy Tambini, both of the home; three Brothers, John, Dan and Paul, all of Oklahoma City; 22 grand- children and 13 great-grandchildren. The family has designated Memorials to the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation As appropriate.
John Ananias Eckroat (1857 - 1926)
Mary Catherine Baechler Eckroat (1863 - 1943)
William Michael Eckroat (1920 - 1986)*
Created by: Cherie Atkinson Clark
Record added: Aug 09, 2005
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Added: May. 25, 2009
William M. Eckroat Sr.Seed Firm FounderDies at 78William M. Eckroat Sr., 78, of8209 Lakehurst, died today at Mercy Hospital following aShort illness.Rosary will be at 8 p.m. Frid-day at Smith & Kernke Funer-al Home, followed by mass at 9a.m. Saturday at ...(Read more)|
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