Robert Eccleston (March 4, 1830 - February 1, 1911)
Eccleston married Emily Josephine Young in September 1857. Together it would appear that they had four sons: J. Y. Eccleston, the banker, Rev. Edward Eccleston, C. H. Eccleston, and insurance and oil broker, all of Oakland; and Louis Eccleston, of Fresno.
Robert Eccelston moved from Oregon to Oakland in 1900, and lived out the rest of his life at his house at 125 Rio Vista Avenue in Oakland. His four sons served as pallbearers at his funeral, which was held on February 3, 1911. His funeral service was conducted by Rev. John Jaderquist, who was a close friend of the deceased. He is buried in Mountain View Cemetery.
Links and References
- Robert Eccleston (1830-1911) - Founder of Yosemite Valley and Tombstone, Arizona Lives of the Dead by Michael Colbruno
- Pioneer and Yosemite Discoverer Dies at 81, San Francisco Call, February 03, 1911