Richard Eckert (1897 - 1972)

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Summary

Richard Eckert’s biography is built and maintained by people like you. Create an online profile of Richard so that his life is remembered forever. If any factual information is incorrect, please edit Richard’s biography.

Richard Eckert Biography & Family History

This genealogy profile is dedicated to the life and ancestry of Richard Eckert and his immediate Eckert family. Add to Richard Eckert's genealogy page to share your memories & historical research with his family and other genealogy hobbyists.

Birth

Death

Cause of death

There is no cause of death listed for Richard.

Burial / Funeral

Do you know the final resting place - gravesite in a cemetery or location of cremation - of Richard Eckert? Add burial and funeral information.

Obituary

Last Known Residence

Seattle, King County, Washington

Average Age

Life Expectancy

Family

Add family members

Education

Did Richard finish grade school, get a GED, go to high school, get a college degree or masters? What schools or universities did Richard attend? Add education.

Professions

Share what Richard did for a living or if he had a career or profession. Add Profession.

Military Service

It is unknown if Richard Eckert is a military veteran.

Middle name

Unknown. Add middle name

Surnames

Ethnicity

Unknown. Add Richard's ethnicity.

Nationality

Unknown. Add Richard's nationality.

Religion

Unknown. Was Richard a religious man? Add Richard’s religion

Gender

Male

Family Photos

Pictures really do say a thousand words. Add photos of Richard during various points of his life.

Timeline

1897 - In the year that Richard Eckert was born, on July 17th, the Klondike Gold Rush began when the first successful prospectors returned to Seattle after mining in the Yukon. They arrived on the ships Excelsior and Portland, bringing vast quantities of gold - over $32,000,000 in today's money - and everyone rushed to become rich in the Yukon.

1898 - When he was just 1 year old, on February 15th, the USS Maine exploded and sank in Havana harbor. The reason for the explosion has never been found, but it killed 266 men. "Remember the Maine" became a rallying cry and precipitated the United States' declaration of war on Spain two months later - the beginning of the Spanish-American War. On December 10th, the war ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris. The Treaty gave the U.S. Puerto Rico, the Philippines, Guam - for $20 million - and, temporarily, Cuba.

1934 - He was 37 years old when on November 11th 1933, an extremely strong dust storm hit South Dakota, stripping topsoil. Other strong dust storms had occurred during 1933. Severe droughts continued to hit the Great Plains and the dust storms devastated agricultural production as well as people's' lives for several years. The Roosevelt administration and scientists eventually determined that farming practices had caused the conditions that led to the dust storms and the changes they implemented in farming stopped the Dust Bowl.

1951 - He was 54 years old when on June 25th, CBS began broadcasting in color. There were well over 10 million televisions by that time. The first show in color was a musical variety special titled "Premiere". Hardly anyone had a color TV that could see the show.

1972 - In the year of Richard Eckert's passing, on September 5th, the Palestinian terrorist group Black September, with the assistance of German neo-nazis, kidnapped and killed 11 Israeli athletes at the Olympic Games in Munich. The attackers crept into the Olympic Village and abducted the athletes while they were sleeping. A German policeman was also killed.

Richard Eckert Family Tree

Who was Richard’s parents? Did he get married and did they have children? Share Richard’s family tree to share his legacy and genealogy pedigree.

Richard's Family
Add a parent
Add a parent
Richard Eckert
Add a partner
Add a child
Add a sibling

You can add or remove people from Richard's family tree by clicking here.

Obituary

This obit of Richard Eckert is updated by the community. Edit this biography to contribute to his obituary. Include details such as cemetery, burial, newspaper obituary and grave or marker inscription if available.

Richard Eckert died in April 1972 at age 75. There is no known cause of death. He was born on February 9, 1897. We are unaware of information about Richard's immediate family. We know that Richard Eckert had been residing in Seattle, King County, Washington.

Memories

What do you remember about Richard Eckert? Share your memories of special moments and stories you have heard about him. Or just leave a comment to show the world that Richard is remembered.

Write a comment

Other Records of Richard Eckert

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Other Biographies

Sources