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Charles Henry Eckler
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Birth: Oct. 10, 1873
South Bend
St. Joseph County
Indiana, USA
Death: Dec. 21, 1943
Berrien Center
Berrien County
Michigan, USA

Charles Henry Eckler was born to George Washington and Mary Ann Hoffhein Eckler in German Twp., So. Bend, St. Joseph Co., IN. His Father's family had located there from Pine Grove, Schuylkill Co., PA about 1868. They eventually moved to Bertrand Twp. and Niles Twp. in Michigan. Charles' siblings were Albert Allen, Howard Harvey and Ida Mae. On March 20, 1897 in St. Joseph Co., IN - He was wed to Etta Mae Holmes Rupert. She came to the marriage with Three sons - Franklin J, Raymond Leroy and Robert Finley Rupert and a Daughter Maude Rupert. Charles and Etta became the parents of George Washington, Fred and Edna Mae Eckler. Charles was an employee of the French Paper Mill in Niles, MI. After the death of Etta Mae in 1928 - Charles married a neighbor widow lady - Nora Ryder Curtis (Frank Curtis) in May of 1939. They were both 66 yrs of age. Nora died in November of 1944 - Charles had died in December of 1943. Nora is buried beside her first husband at Silverbrook and Charles is interred next to Etta and daughter Edna Mae - also at Silverbrook. submitted by Cousin - Anita Rogers.

Charles H. Eckler
October 10, 1873-December 21, 1943


Charles H. Eckler, 70, painter and decorator who lived at 1004 Birch street, died at 1 Tuesday afternoon in the Berrien county hospital, Berrien Center, after an illness of three days.
He was born in St. Joseph county, Indiana, Oct. 10, 1873, and came to Niles 50 years ago. He married Etta M. Holmes, who died in 1928. In June, 1939, he was married to Mrs. Norah Curtis, who survives.
Survivors besides his wife include two sons--George of Niles, and Fred, Barron lake; five stepchildren, Frederick Curtis, Mrs. Elizabeth Edinger and Mrs. Lila Makepeace, Niles; Mrs. Florence Coleman, Buchanan, and Mrs. Ilah Christine, Allegan; a brother, Allen, of Niles, and three grandchildren.
The body is in Rutherford funeral home where services will be conducted Friday afternoon at 2 [illegible]. Burial will be in Silverbrook cemetery.

(Source: Niles Daily Star, Wednesday, December 22, 1943, page 2, col. 5, microfilm Niles District Library)

Obituary obtained from the Friends of Silverbrook Cemetery website. (bio by: Anita Rodgers) 
Family links: 
  George Washington Eckler (1852 - 1935)
  Mary Ann Hoffhein Eckler (1854 - 1932)
  Etta M Holmes Eckler (1870 - 1928)
  Norah Mae Ryder Eckler (1873 - 1944)
  George Washington Eckler (1898 - 1947)*
  Frederick Eckler (1901 - 1968)*
  Edna May Eckler (1904 - 1938)*
  Charles Henry Eckler (1873 - 1943)
  Allen Albert Eckler (1880 - 1945)*
  Harvey Howard Eckler (1884 - 1930)*
*Calculated relationship
Silverbrook Cemetery
Berrien County
Michigan, USA
Plot: New: 55, 19, 7
Maintained by: Anita Rodgers
Originally Created by: Amy
Record added: Sep 15, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 58725702
Charles Henry Eckler
Added by: Anita Rodgers
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- Anita Rodgers
 Added: Dec. 15, 2013

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