Funeral services for Jonathan Eckels, aged 58 years, who passed away yesterday at the home of his sister, Mrs. G. W. Bush, of Bowserdale, will take place Thursday afternoon from the Bowserdale Evangelical Church, where the pastor, the Rev. M. V. Kelly, will be in charge. Interment will be in Benshoff’s Cemetery. The deceased was a son of John C. and Mary (Shuman) Eckels, and was born in West Taylor Township in October, 1868. His father passed away in 1921 and his mother in 1922. Jonathan Eckels was a brother of Delilah, wife of George W. Bush; Mrs. Rachael Rager, Mrs. Rebecca Davis, and Mrs. Laura Mitchell, all of West Taylor Township. Mr. Eckels’ death was due to pneumonia.
Source: THE JOHNSTOWN TRIBUNE (Johnstown, Cambria, Pennsylvania) Tuesday, 16 November 1926, page 17, column 6; Cambria County Public Library, Johnstown, Pennsylvania.