Name: Frank F. ECKDALL 1
Birth: 16 MAY 1907 2
Death: 11 APR 2000 in Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia 1 2
Burial: APR 2000 Mablewood Cemetery, Emporia, Lyon County, Kansas 1
Education: Emporia High School, Emporia, Lyon County, Kansas 1
GRAD: 1930 Kansas University School of Law 1
Social Security Number: 510-52-0877, Kansas 2
Reference Number: 3594
"Frank Funston Eckdall, 92, a former mayor of Emporia, Kan., died April 11 at Hospice Savannah.
The Emporia native was a 1924 graduate of Emporia High School. He received a B.A. degree from Kansas University in 1928 and a Juris Doctorate degree in 1930 from Kansas University School of Law. He spent the next year in the graduate school at the University of Michigan and earned an additional J.D. degree. He then practiced law in Emporia until his election as county attorney.
In 1941, he was called to active duty as a first lieutenant of the Cavalry. After graduating from the Judge Advocate General's School, he was posted to European Theater Operation and served as assistant theater judge advocate on the special staff of Gen. Dwight Eisenhower. He later served as staff judge advocate on the 29th Tactical Air Command. He was a past state commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and a member of the American Legion and Emporia Masonic Lodge No. 12. He was a
member and former elder of First Presbyterian Church in Emporia.
He served in the Kansas State Legislature and as a city commissioner and mayor of Emporia. He later practiced law in Kansas City and was a member of the Kansas Bar Association and the American Bar Association.
SURVIVORS: a daughter and son-in-law, Deborah E. Helmken and W. Howard Helmken of Savannah; a son, Frank F. Eckdall II of Emporia; and two grandsons, William Funston Helmken and Jonathan Cord Eckdall Helmken, both of Savannah.
GRAVESIDE SERVICE: 2 p.m. Friday in Maplewood Cemetery in Emporia. Sipple Mortuary.
REMEMBRANCES: Hospice Savannah, P.O. Box 13190, Savannah, GA 31416." -- Savannah Morning News, April 12, 2000, via the Internet
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- Title: Frank F. Eckdall Obituary
Author: Savannah Morning news
- Title: SSDI, www.rootsweb.com