Ancestry of Hazel Jane Eckard Fisher

Sources:

Census of Pendleton County with Eckards 1810-1870
Absalom Eckard

(also seen as Absalom Ekert on USGenWeb)
 
Sarah J. Lamb
 
Ephraim Simmons
  Sarah Propst

(picture)
 
William Lewis Smith
 
Mary-Anne Rexrode
 
Adam Waggy


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Adam Waggy Family picture
Susan (Susanna) Kiser


(picture)
 
  b. 18 April 1825
d. 16 February 1898
Will:
[page 1]
[page 2]
m. 5 Oct. 1844 by George Schmucker, Pendleton County, VA/WV
marriage
document
, year further substantiated by USGenWeb
b. 22 July 1825
d. 10 or 20 March 1903 in dropsy
  b. 5 September 1831
Baptized 31 October 1831
d. ?
m. 4 December 1854 b. 1822
d. ?
  b. 9 July 1825
d. 12 Sept. 1886
m. 7 Dec. 1848 b. 26 May 1825
d. 12 Dec. 1881
  b. 30 May 1831
(USGenWeb Births says 20 May 1831)
d. 24 Jan. 1906
m. b. 19 Jan. 1831
d. 23 Feb. 1907
obituary
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Noah Webster Eckard was a school teacher who lived in Sugar Grove, WV.

Obituary of Noah's brother Abraham Eckard

Teachers Institute 1885-1912
(pictures of Noah, Arthur and Jesse Eckard)


Pendleton County Teachers Institute, Franklin, WV, summer 1929 (back with note) NOTE: Arthur Eckard is the 4th from the left on the front row. The man in the center sitting in the front row is a young Johnny Dahmer. Second row, last man sitting on right end is Elmer Crummett. Jesse Eckard is holding the little boy, his eldest son Roscoe who was later killed in WWII and his wife is beside him, Virginia Snyder Eckard.
Noah Webster Eckard

(picture)
(another picture
of Noah on
the far right
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(zoom in on above picture)
In a deep voice, Noah used to sing, "When He cometh, when He cometh to make up His jewels, all His jewels, precious jewels, His loved and His own./Little children, little children, who love their Redeemer are the jewels, precious jewels, His loved and His own./Like the stars of the morning, His bright crown adorning, they shall shine in their beauty, bright gems for His crown." He sang for his students. He & Phebe rest at Crummett's Run Brethren Church in Sugar Grove, WV.

Noah Eckard's siblings were as follows: Job Eckard (Rhuhama Gwin), Martha Jane Eckard Propst (Rolandus, Sr.), Jemima S. Eckard, Jeremiah Eckard, Lucinda J. Eckard Simmons (Job), Amanda, Jacob Eckard (Martha J Smith), Isaac Eckard (Mary Ann Margaret "Mollie" Will), Barbara Ann Eckard Simmons (William Pleasant), James P. Eckard (Barbara Wagoner) and Abraham Eckard (Vesta Simmons).

Home of Noah and Phebe Eckard

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Noah's middle name? In his book on the Eckard family (as well as that of the Simmons family), Walter L. Eye erroneously has Noah's middle name as Washington. Noah's obituary (see below left) refers to him as "Noah Webster Eckard." He also had a son named Noah Webster Eckard who went by "Webb" or "Web." In reunion pictures, Web is also listed as Noah Webster Eckard, Jr., by genealogical researcher, and descendant of Noah and Phebe, Linda Custer. Further, Hazel Jane Eckard Fisher, granddaughter of Noah and Phebe and grandmother to James "Jamie" Arthur Johnson, along with her siblings, daughters, family and others, referred to her grandfather as Noah Webster Eckard. So, I have Noah Webster Eckard instead of Noah Washington Eckard.

Phebe Jane Simmons

(picture)
(another picture)

Note about apron
All children of Noah & Phebe

Noah W. Eckard Family Tree (image)
David R. Smith's siblings: Martin (b. 16 May 1871), Peter, William, Lucinda E., John M., George, Harvey (b. 23 April 1861), Mary E. (Marietta b. 18 August 1862), Phoebe J. and Hannah (Hanna b. 22 August 1867). (Source for birthdates: USGenWeb Births).

Pictures of David's brother Martin's family:
David R. Smith

(picture)

(color picture)
Arthur Eckard built his house in Stony Run next to the house of David and Martha Waggy Smith (with Douglas, Eddie and Arlie - brothers of Lillie Lou Smith Eckard)

Information on the Waggy & Kiser Families including Martha Jane Waggy

Civil War Memories

Martha Jane Waggy's farm was on Stony Run. Land contract between Martha Jane (Waggy) Smith and her son-in-law Arthur Eckard


Martha lost 5 of 12 children. Family was almost wiped out by Typhoid Fever, which did claim her husband David Smith.
Martha Jane Waggy

(picture)

(color picture)

Cora Belle Waggy, sister of Martha Jane Waggy Smith. She married Clarence Elmer Hart of Vevay, Indiana, and later moved to Ohio. She is buried in Forest Rose Cemetery in Lancaster, Ohio and had no family.

Nora Belle Waggy (b. 1872-d. 1944), sister of Martha Jane Waggy Smith. Nora was the 11th child and married Wilbur Colaw of Highland County, Virginia. Article: Wedding of Prof. W.D. Colaw and Nora Bell Waggy

A sister to Martha Jane Waggy Smith, either Barbara Jane-Waggy, Lilly Lou Waggy, Caroline "Carrie" Waggy, Eliza Waggy or Susan Birdie Waggy
(back of photo)
Related Facebook discussion. Note: Susan Birdie Waggy was born Jan 23, 1870, and died February 9, 1888.

Photos of Noah Webster Eckard's house taken 9/16/1991 by grandson Arthur "Ted" Theodore Eckard:
•  From riverside ( back)
•  From road near Jesse Eckard's house (back)
b. 1852
d. 26 May 1930

death cert.

grave & obituary

Estate: [1], [2], [3]
m. 5 Sept. 1880 b. 31 May 1859
d.14 Dec. 1929

death cert.

grave & obituary
Eckards in the military
(draft cards and military records, etc.)

Eckard Family Tree PowerPoint (2000)
b. 31 Oct. 1849
(source: USGenWeb Births)
d. 1901
m. 28 February 1878 (source: USGenWeb) b. 7 Mar. 1856
d. 26 Nov. 1921
Find A Grave Memorial
   
                                 
Arthur was a school teacher in Sugar Grove for 40 years. He purchased land at Stony Run from his in-laws.

Arthur Eckard's siblings
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Lottie Eckard Sinnett, wife of Abel Sinnett and sister of Arthur Eckard

Arthur Eckard in middle of front row with gray cap; his brother Jesse Eckard is second from left on front row
(a cropped version)

Isaac Eckard, brother of Arthur Eckard

Jesse Eckard and Virginia Snyder Eckard with son Roscoe who was KIA in France in WWII, buried there and returned to Arlington 4 yrs later

Pink Eckard, brother of Arthur Eckard

William and Priscilla Jane Eckard, sister of Arthur Eckard. They were first cousins and married after the death of William's first

Picture of a lumber operation in Pendleton County in the early 1900s, which includes Arthur Eckard and his son Claude Cameron ("Cameron") Eckard

Picture of the Teachers Institute of Pendleton Co., 1912. Noah Eckard is one on the far right, front row (with the beard). Arthur Eckard appears to be on the 3rd row back, 4th from left.

Teachers Institute 1885-1912
(pictures of Noah, Arthur and Jesse Eckard)
Arthur Eckard

(picture)

(another picture)

more pictures to the left

Arthur's school notes 1897-1898

Teaching Certificate dated October 11, 1909
Picture of Arthur & Lillie Lou Eckard with 3 of their children: Cameron, Beulah & Hazel (baby)

Noah's son Arthur Eckard received a military pensions envelope with contents regarding his aunt Lucinda Simmons [page 1][page 2] as well as regarding her husband Jobe Simmons (Job Simmons) [page 1][page 2] (his last will and testament: [page 1][page 2]). Arthur also played a role in the last will and testament of William A. Simmons [page 1][page 2].

Arthur Eckard and Lillie Lou Smith Eckard with children Arline Virginia Eckard and baby Thelma Ruth Eckard in autumn 1920 or early 1921

Arthur & Louie in later years (1945) (back of photo with
note written by Hazel Eckard Fisher
)

Painting of Lillie Lou Smith Eckard and Arthur Eckard

Home of Arthur and Lillie Lou (According to Carolyn F. Johnson, their granddaughter, it was white and had a 2nd story porch in the past (Bill and Carolyn F. Johnson at the home in early to mid-1980s)

Shed behind their house: photo 1, photo 2
Lillie Lou Smith
"Louie"
(picture)

Picture of Lillie with her children Beulah and Cameron
Louie in June 1944
Louie in 1945, age 63, with quilts she made (back of photo)
Smith sisters (L to R): Virginia Crummett, Louie Eckard and Ola Eckard on June 6, 1946 (back of photo)
Discussion that mentions Lillie Lou Smith Eckard's sister Virginia Smith Crummett Lillie Lou's siblings: Arlie, Berlin, Douglas, Viola and Virginia. There may have been another girl. Also a brother died, maybe drowned, can't remember his name; he wasn't old.


Clarence Mulkin Letter to Arthur and Lillie Lou Eckard: page 1, page 2

Lillie Lou Eckard, Spring 1946

Lillie Lou and Arthur in hats

Lillie Lou and Arthur in later years

Sugar Grove Normal School Teachers (Arthur 4th row, 3rd from left with mustache).

Sugar Grove Normal School about 1910 with Arthur on the far left of the front row (back of photo)

Picture with students (source)

Picture: Arthur Eckard (center back row), Harry Snyder(far right back row), and Claude Eckard (far left front row)

Teachers, back row Left to Right: Denver Bennett, Fred Simmons and Isaac Bennett; sitting: Flick Warner, Harry Snyder and Arthur Eckard (back of photo)

Receipt for Israel Hoover estate to Daniel F. Smith, Sarah E. Grogg, Christena Hamilton and George Israel Smith, received of Arthur Eckard 28 June 1920

Arthur Eckard, certified Local Registrar of Vital Statistics 18 July 1925

U.S. Department of Agriculture envelope dated 1951 to Arthur Eckard Valentine from Hazel Jane Eckard Fisher to her father Arthur Eckard: 1, 2

Eckard Reunion pictures (some include Arthur)
b. 6 Nov. 1880
(named for King Arthur)
d. 14 June 1956
tombstone
m. 25 May 1903
(some documents say 1904, but Arthur's Bible says 1903)
by the Reverend A. A. Hahn in Sugar Grove, WV.
Lillie Lou was baptized and united with
Crummett's Run Church of the Brethren in 1904.
Arthur and Lillie are buried at the Sugar Grove Cemetry (WV).

Genealogical Entries from Arthur Eckard's Bible

The Eckard Family: page 1 | page 2
(Related letter to Carolyn Fisher Johnson RE: Boggs descendants: page 1 | page 2)
b. 28 Oct. 1881 in Doe Hill, Highland Co., VA.


Letter from Warren Berlin Crummett (nephew) to Carolyn Fisher Johnson (granddaughter) with copy of a November 15, 1945, letter from his mother Virginia Maude Smith Crummett (sister) to him regarding the fall of Lillie Lou Smith Eckard, which preceded her decline:
page 1 | page 2 | page 3
d. 10 Feb. 1951 in Stony Run, WV.
(In Memoriam)
(obituary)
(death certificate)
tombstone
Picture of Paul Smith: Paul was the son of Mary Crummett and Arlie Smith, the brother of Lillie Lou "Louie" Smith Eckard. Paul went missing in action (MIA) in WWII on a bomber as I noted per my mother Carolyn F. Johnson when I found the picture and asked her about it.
~ James "Jamie" Arthur Johnson

John Crummett wrote Aunt Mary never got over Paul's missing in action and as a parent I can understand this. The picture posted above sat in her house until the day she passed. I have a christmas card that my parents (Daddy/Archie was Aunt Mary's brother.) sent to Paul in December of 1943....on the back of the envelope are stamped the words..... "Return to Sender. Missing in Action."

Picture of Paul as a toddler with his baby brother David, sons of Arlie and Mary (Crummett) Smith (back of photo)

Paul Smith ca. 1940, cousin to Hazel Jane Eckard Fisher (back of photo)
Additional Eckard photos:

Other Eckard Pictures
  Postcard from Arthur Eckard to his wife Lillie Lou Smith Eckard
(back of postcard)
School and Community in the 1950s by C. Cameron Eckard, son of Arthur and Lillie Lou Lillie Lou Smith Eckard's siblings and family:
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Hazel Jane Eckard grew up near Sugar Grove, WV, and went to Washington, DC, with her sister Beulah in 1925. In 1926, she went to school in Bridgewater, VA, and finished school in 1931. She met Otto Woodrow Fisher when working in Harrisonburg, VA. She worked in Cumberland, MD, before marrying Otto W. Fisher. She remembers as a child how some of the Eckards spoke Dutch-German.

PHOTOS RELATED TO HAZEL JANE ECKARD FISHER:

Stony Run School
Hazel in younger days

Photos with husband Otto Woodrow Fisher (Refer to to the right)

Hazel Jane Eckard
(picture)

(picture with granddaughter-in-law Louise Johnson and great-granddaughter Leona Johnson)
Hazel and Otto as a younger couple

Hazel and Otto in a sweet moment

Otto Woodrow Fisher and Hazel Jane Eckard Fisher

Otto Woodrow Fisher and Hazel Jane Eckard Fisher

Otto Woodrow Fisher and Hazel Jane Eckard Fisher in their living room at 625 North Willow St., Harrisonburg, VA

50th anniversary portrait (article)

With grandchildren at their 50th anniversary
(back of photo)

With Hazel's siblings at their 50th anniversary
(back of photo with siblings' names)

Happy Hazel

Additional pictures of Otto and Hazel

Their house in Harrisonburg, VA

Otto Woodrow Fisher


(picture)
 
  b. 24 Sept. 1911
d. 3 July 2008
Remembering Hazel
In memory
(Remembrance Booklet Source Images)
m. 6 April 1936 in Riverton, WV b. 6 Feb. 1914
d. 21 Feb. 1992
(Obituary)
 
Hazel Jane Eckard Fisher and Siblings

Hazel J. Eckard Fisher in later years
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descendants
 

Sugar Grove, WV
Sugar Grove, WV, circa 2009

The Heart of Home, Sugar Grove, WV, as taken from Reddish Knob on April 2, 2016, by Teena Bowers Photography, used with permission

Photos Sugar Grove, WV, and surrounding area
taken by Arthur "Ted" Theodore Eckard on 16 September 1991

"When I was a child, I thought that sparkling green church in Sugar Grove was beautiful. I remember going into the store. Mama had eye surgery when I was a child. Cameron took my sister and me there, and Granddaddy, Arthur Eckard was there. I remember that I was embarrassed because Mama didn't want her parents to know that we were there. She didn't want to worry her parents."
~ Carolyn Fisher Johnson, daughter of the late Hazel Eckard Fisher, reminiscing about Sugar Grove during her childhood.


Sugar Grove cemetery: 1, 2

        Absalom  Sarah  Ephraim   Sarah   William  Mary-Anne  Adam   Susan (Susanna) 
        Eckard + J.     Simmons + Propst      L. + Rexrode    Waggy  Kiser
        (1825- | Lamb   b. 1831 |b. 1822   Smith |               m. Dec. 1 or 8, 1850
        1898)  | (1825-         |         +------+------+  +-------+-----+
Absalom        |  1903)         |         |b. 9  |b. 5  |  |b. 30  |b. 19| Picture of Adam
Eckard         |                |         |March |March |  |May    |Jan. |
Marriage       |                |         |1825  |1825  |  |1831   |1831 | Picture of Susan
Document       |                |         |d. 2  |d. 12 |  |d. 24  |d. 23|
               |                |         |Sept. |Dec.  |  |Jan.   |Feb. |
               +-+              |         |1886  |1881  |  |1906   |1907 |
                 |              |         +------+------+  +-------+-----+
Death            |              |                |                 |
Certificates:    |              |                |                 |
Noah             |              |                |                 |
Phebe            |              |           +----+  +--------------+
                 |              |           |       |
 Pictures of     Noah       Phebe        David   Martha  CLICK HERE       Picture of Martha Waggy Smith
 Noah, Phebe,    Webster  + Jane         R.      Jane    FOR INFORMATION 
 & grave.        Eckard   | Simmons      Smith + Waggy   ON THE WAGGY 
            1852-5/26/1930| b. May     d. 1901 |         FAMILY INCLUDING
                          |    31,   (Typhoid) |         MARTHA JANE WAGGY.
 Noah Webster Eckard      |   1859    picture  | m. 1878-1879
 was a school teacher who | d. Dec.  +-------+-+------+ Martha lost 5 of 12
 lived in Sugar Grove,    | 14, 1929 |b. 31  |b. 7 Mar| children. Family was 
 West Virginia.           |          |Oct.   |1856    | almost wiped out  
                          |          |1849   |d. 26   | by Typhoid Fever.
                          |          |d. 1901|Nov 1921|   
 In a deep voice, he      |          +-------+--------+ Click Here
 used to sing "When He    |                  |          for Civil
 cometh, when He cometh   |                  |          War memories.
 to make up his jewels,   |              +---+          
 all His jewels, precious |              |              Martha Jane Waggy's
 jewels, His loved and    |              |              farm was on Stony
 His own./Little children,|              |              Run.
 little children, who love|              |
 their Redeemer are the   |              |
 jewels, precious jewels, |              |
 His loved and His own./  |              |
 Like the stars of the    |              |
 morning, His bright      |              |
 crown adorning, they     |              |   Picture of the Teachers Institute Pendleton Co,
 shall shine in their     |              |   1912. Noah Eckard is one on the far right,
 beauty, bright gems for  |              |   front row (with the beard). Arthur Eckard
 His crown." He sang for  |              |   may possibly be on the 3rd row back, 
 his students. He & Phebe |              |   4th from left.
 rest at Crummett's Run   |              | 
 Brethren Church in Sugar |              |
 Grove, WV. He married    |              |   Other Eckard Pictures
 Phebe Jane Simmons on	  |              |
 September 5, 1880.       |              |
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Arthur Eckard picture     Arthur      Lillie
                          Eckard   +  Lou 
              b. November 6, 1880  |  Smith
              d. June 14, 1956     |  b. October 28, 1881,		Eckard Reunion pictures (includes Arthur)
     (Arthur was a school teacher  |     in Highland County, VA		
     in Sugar Grove, WV, 40 yrs.   |  d. February 10, 1951,
     Named for the legendary King  |     in Stony Run, WV
     Arthur)                       |  Arthur and Lillie are
     He purchased land at Stony    |  buried at the 
     Run from the Smiths (his      |  Sugar Grove Cemetery (WV).
     in-laws).                     |  
     Arthur and Lillie Lou were    |
     married May 25, 1903 by       |
     the Reverend A. A. Hahn.      |  Genealogical Entries from Arthur Eckard's Bible
     Picture with students         |       Picture of Arthur & Lillie Lou Eckard
     (Source site for picture)     |       with 3 of their children Cameron, Beulah, & Hazel (baby)
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                                Hazel
 Hazel Jane Eckard grew up      Jane       Otto
 near Sugar Grove, WV, and      Eckard  +  Woodrow
 went to Washington, DC, with              Fisher
 her sister Beulah in 1925.
 In 1926, she went to school          m. April 6, 1936, 
 in Bridgewater, Virginia, and        in Riverton, West Virginia.
 finished school in 1931. She
 met Otto Woodrow Fisher when         Stoney Run school picture with Hazel
 working in Harrisonburg,
 Virginia. She worked in			A picture of Hazel with 2 of her sisters at an Eckard Reunion - 
 Cumberland, Maryland, before			(Left to Right): Arline Virginia Eckard (who married James 
 marrying Otto W. Fisher.			Ralph Waggy), Hazel in the middle, and Beulah (who married
 She remembers as a child how			Charles Boggs, Sr.)
 some of the Eckards spoke Dutch-German.

Remembering Hazel (9/24/1911-7/3/2008)