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"Obituary - Alois Frank Eck"

Name: Alois "Aloys" Frank Eck

Married: Elizabeth Vits

Death date: March 20, 1944

Death location: Newkirk, Kay County, Oklahoma

Burial date: Unknown

Burial location: Newkirk Cemetery, Newkirk, Kay County, Oklahoma

Name of newspaper publication: Unknown

Newspaper location: Newkirk, Kay County, Oklahoma

Date published: March 1944

"Transcript of the above obituary"

A. Eck Dies After Two Weeks Illness - Pioneer Resident Would Have Been 94 March 31.

Alois Eck, resident of the Newkirk vicinity since the opening of the Strip, died early this morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. John Bahara, where he had lived most of the time the last year. He had been seriously ill only two weeks.

Mr. Eck would have been 94 the last day of March.

Born in France, Mr. Eck came to the United States when he was three years old. He lived in Illinois for a number of years and when the Cherokee Strip opened made a run into Kay county, securing a homestead where he and Mrs. Eck lived until they retired several years ago and moved into Newkirk. Mrs. Eck died in February, 1943.

Mr. Eck was a member of the St. Francis Catholic church.

Survivors are seven daughters and one son, Mrs. John Behara, Newkirk; Mrs. Ben Thompson, Dexter, Kan.; Mrs. Oscar Schmidt, Peckham; Mrs. Frank Nelson, Mrs. Fern Buzzi, Miss Ellen Eck, all of Arkansas City; Mrs. Marcus Daly, Ponka City, and Joe Eck of Newkirk. There are also 29 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements have not been completed but will be held some time Wednesday morning at St. Francis Catholic church in Newkirk. Burial will be in Newkirk cemetery under the direction of the Hill Funeral Home.

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