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Edith L. Wilson Eckman
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Birth: Feb. 23, 1911
Indiana, USA
Death: Oct. 23, 1997
Culver
Marshall County
Indiana, USA

I believe Edith to be the daughter of Mack Wilson and Addie B. Compton, who married on 3 Oct 1910 in Marshall County, Indiana. It was a second marriage for both Mack and Addie. They welcomed daughter Edith on 21 Feb 1911.

By 1915, Edith's parents had parted ways. There was a marriage record for a Mack Wilson to a Minnie B. Ray on 12 Jun 1912 in Marion County, Indiana, but I am not positive it is the same Mack Wilson. At any rate, Edith's mother Addie married Ernest K. Byers on 29 Jan 1915 in Marshall County. Ernest and Addie welcomed daughter Martha L. in 1915 and son Charles D. in 1916. (Both birth dates may be off by a year.) The five of them appeared together on the 1920 Census, living in South Bend, St.Joseph Co., Indiana. Ernest was earning a living in the cement and coal industry. Three years earlier on his WWI registration, Ernest gave laborer at a basket factory as his employment. The Edgerton Manufacturing Co. was founded in 1891 by Charles S. Cleveland (named for Edgerton, Ohio where the family had lived before moving to Plymouth). The company became the largest producer of baskets and fruit packaging products in the U.S.

Circa 1928, Edith walked down the isle with James R. Hoffman (1910-1975). They welcomed daughter Mary Catharine on 24 Apr 1928. Their happiness was short-lived. Edith married for a second time in 1929 in St.Joseph County, Indiana. Her second husband was Cecil W. Sullivan (1907-1976). Cecil, Edith and Edith's daughter Mary appeared together on the 1930 Census, living in Argos, Marshall, Indiana, where Cecil was working as a laborer in a saw mill.

Sometime before 1939, Edith and Cecil parted ways and Edith married for a third time. As they say, third time is a charm. Edith's third husband was Otto Arthur Eckman, born in 1900 in Sweden. Arthur (prefered) immigrated to the U.S. in 1925 and was naturalized in 1931 in Plymouth, Marshall, Indiana. Arthur had also been married previously but his first wife must have died. Arthur, Edith, Arthur's two children--Ulla (b.1827 Sweden) and Ramon (b.1931 IN)--and Edith's daughter Mary Catharine, aged 11, appeared together on the 1940 Census, living at 318 College St. in Culver, Marshall, Indiana. Arthur was employed by Culver Military Academy as a grounds keeper. Edith and Arthur had a son together--Dusty. He and his wife Ruth were mentioned in half-sister Mary Catharine Hoffman Smith's obituary.

Edith lost husband Arthur in 1971 when he was 71 years old. Edith lived until 1997, dying on 23 Oct at age 86. 
 
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 Spouses:
  James Roland Hoffman (1910 - 1975)
  Cecil Ward Sullivan (1907 - 1976)
  Otto Arthur Eckman (1900 - 1971)*
 
 Children:
  Mary C Hoffman Smith (1928 - 2013)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Masonic Cemetery
Culver
Marshall County
Indiana, USA
 
Created by: Kim White
Record added: Aug 11, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 74764844
Edith L. <i>Wilson</i> Eckman
Added by: Kim White
 
Edith L. <i>Wilson</i> Eckman
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