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Walter H. Eckersall
Birth: Jun. 17, 1887
Death: Mar. 24, 1930

College Football Player, Journalist. A pioneering football great, he played for the University of Chicago from 1904 to 1906. His drop-kick punting abilities helped the team to maintain a 56-game winning streak. He was later a sportswriter for the "Chicago Tribune", and was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. 
 
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 Parents:
  Walter Eckersall (1848 - 1914)
  Mary Killerlain Eckersall (1850 - 1928)
 
Burial:
Oak Woods Cemetery
Chicago
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Section B Division 1 Lot 53
 
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Record added: Jun 04, 2000
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- Tracey Reid
 Added: Jun. 17, 2013
I light a candle for Walter H. Eckersall ...
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 Added: Jan. 20, 2012
Go "Maroons"!
- Lawrence Varkalis
 Added: Dec. 30, 2010
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