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Thomas Eckert
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Birth: Dec. 7, 1816
Centre County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: May 17, 1893
Milesburg
Centre County
Pennsylvania, USA

Thomas Eckert was killed while crossing the bridge at Bald Eagle Creek on Milesburg Bridge three years to the day when his wife, Martha passed away. The train was Lock Haven Local freight.

Thomas worked for Valentines Iron Works in Bellefonte as a Forgeman from 1830 to 1875. Soon after he worked as a watchman at a local tannery until retiring in the early 1880s.

He was married to Martha McElain on March 12, 1840 in the Presbyterian Church in Bellefonte by Reverend Dr. James Harris Linn. They had six children. One, William Thomas Eckert, died during the Civil War from typhoid fever.

Thomas and Martha are buried in New Union Cemetery in Unionville. 
 
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 Parents:
  Jacob Eckert (1780 - 1836)
  Anne Ewing Eckert (1783 - 1852)
 
 Spouse:
  Margaret McElwain Eckert (1817 - 1890)
 
 Children:
  Mary Ann Eckert Crossmyer (1840 - 1906)*
  William T Eckert (1842 - 1863)*
  Constance Curtin Eckert (1845 - 1935)*
  John Thomas Eckert (1845 - 1922)*
  Thompson Milliken Eckert (1850 - 1852)*
  Hughes S. Eckert (1851 - 1924)*
 
 Sibling:
  Rachel Eckert Ammerman (1814 - 1864)*
  Thomas Eckert (1816 - 1893)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
New Union Cemetery
Wingate
Centre County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
Created by: David H. Eckert
Record added: Aug 31, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 57947824
Thomas Eckert
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Thomas Eckert
Added by: David H. Eckert
 
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 Added: Nov. 17, 2010
 
 
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