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William Michael Eckroat
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Birth: Jul. 18, 1895
Oklahoma, USA
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
1960's.

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.
 
 
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 Parents:
  John Ananias Eckroat (1857 - 1926)
  Mary Catherine Baechler Eckroat (1863 - 1943)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary Alice Hall Eckroat (1897 - 1972)
 
 Children:
  William Michael Eckroat (1920 - 1986)*
  Arthur V. Eckroat (1927 - 2014)*
 
 Siblings:
  Franklin Peter Eckroat (1882 - 1966)*
  Mary Magdaline Eckroat Koelsch (1884 - 1958)*
  Charles William Eckroat (1887 - 1942)*
  Anna Clara Eckroat (1889 - 1965)*
  Lillian Gertrude Eckroat King (1891 - 1965)*
  John Albert Eckroat (1892 - 1978)*
  William Michael Eckroat (1895 - 1974)
  Daniel Edward Eckroat (1899 - 1995)*
  Lawrence Vincent Eckroat (1902 - 1952)*
  Louis Anthony Eckroat (1904 - 1905)*
  Paul Henry Eckroat (1907 - 1992)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Fairlawn Cemetery
Oklahoma City
Oklahoma County
Oklahoma, USA
Plot: Catholic Section, Block 10, Lot 68, Grave 2
 
Created by: Cherie Atkinson Clark
Record added: Aug 09, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11502457
William Michael Eckroat
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William Michael Eckroat
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William Michael Eckroat
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 Added: May. 31, 2010

- Joseph
 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)
- Joseph
 Added: Jan. 14, 2008
 
 
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