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History of the Mohawk Valley: Gateway to the West 1614-1925
Augustus F. Eckert

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[This information is from Vol. III, p. 567 of History of the Mohawk Valley: Gateway to the West 1614-1925, edited by Nelson Greene (Chicago: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1925). It is in the Reference collection of the Schenectady County Public Library at R 974.7 G81h. This online edition includes lists of portraits, maps and illustrations. As noted by Paul Keesler in his article, "The Much Maligned Mr. Greene," some information in this book has been superseded by later research or was provided incorrectly by local sources.]

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Augustus F. Eckert, World war veteran, is a representative young business man of Utica who during the past three years has occupied the dual position of assistant treasurer and manager of C. H. Yates & Company, Incorporated, manufacturers of knit goods. His birth occurred in Albany, New York, on the 14th of October, 1893, his parents being Adolph and Katherine Eckert, both of whom passed away in Albany. He attended the grammar and high schools of his native city in the acquirement of an education and subsequently pursued a special course in finance at New York University. His initial business experience was acquired in the auditing department of the Delaware & Hudson Railroad Company in Albany, while subsequently he entered the service of the firm of Hallgarten & Company, handling investments and securities on Wall street in New York.

On the 25th of June, 1917, Mr. Eckert entered the military service of his country as a member of Squadron A of New York. He spent ten months overseas with the One Hundred and Fifth Machine Gun Battalion and participated in numerous engagements on the Hindenburg line, including those at Mont Kemmel, The Knoll, Guillemont Farm and La Selle River. He enlisted as a private but after returning to the United States on the 1st of April, 1919, was discharged with the rank of sergeant. After resuming the pursuits of civil life Mr. Eckert was connected with the International Coal Products Corporation of New York, in the capacity of assistant manager of operation of the Clinchfield, Virginia, plant, until 1921, when he came to Utica, New York, where he has since been officially identified with C. H. Yates & Company, Incorporated, as assistant treasurer and manager. Mr. Eckert is a member of the Fort Schuyler Club, the Yahnundasis Golf Club and the Curling Club of Utica and of the Ex-Members Association of Squadron A of New York.

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