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Monday, May 4, 2009

James Eckles stone - Butcher Cemetery - North Lewisburg - Champaign County Ohio

Longer shot view of the Butcher Cemetery and the James Eckles stone - May, 2009

Before and after photographs from May, 2009 visit to the Butcher Cemetery in North Lewisburg, Champaign County, Ohio.

For the purposes of readability, the name and dates were chalked with white chalk that washes off in the rain. The base is badly cracked.

Before cleaning photograph above

After cleaning photograph above

After cleaning and chalking photograph above

Birth: May 3, 1843
Death:May 20, 1871

ECKLES, James 1880 U.S. Federal Census – NA Film #T9-998, Family History Film # 1254998, page 334C, ED26, North Lewisburg, Champaign County, Ohio:Eckles, Polly, age 38; Gela (?), female age 12; James age 10.James Eckles, buried alone at the Butcher Cemetery, died May 20, 1871 at age 28.

James' wife, Polly, daughter of Samuel and Fannie AKA Fanny Hutchinson. Polly died June 21, 1931 in Marion, Ohio. Her obituary states she was buried at the Spain Cemetery in North Lewisburg, however, it is more likely that she was buried at the Maple Grove Cemetery in North Lewisbug. The surname of Eckles has also been spelled as Eckels.

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