Seek first name of a "Mr. Akart" (or Eckerd, Eckhart, or Eckard) of Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY, who married Blanche D. Cook (born 1867 in Illinois IL) about 1886 in Onondaga Co., NY.
1) Alma Akart (born c. 1887) and
2) Raymond Seymour Akart (born c. 1890). Blanche Cook Akart was living with her mother, Emma Cook, who operated a boarding house, in Syracuse in 1892 per census.
1) Alma married Herbert Leonard Horn about 1908 (Arlene hasn't found this record yet); they had four sons and they all were living in Chicago, IL, from 1910-1940.
2) Raymond m. 1910, first wife, Florence Henrietta Terrell.By 1940 he was married to "Mabel L." and
they were living in Peoria, IL at that time. I haven't found where Ray was from 1910-1939 so don't know if there were
1892 census, Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY, Emma Cook, operated a boarding house: a Mr. AKART was listed.
1900 census, Dist. 3, Syracuse, City Ward 15, Onondaga Co., NY Address: 307 Montgomery
#256 Hall, Lucy May, age 23, born May 1877, she & parents all born NY #257 Akart, Frank C., age 39, born NY (Aug. 1861) father born NY; mother born Germany; his occupation is meat cutter.
[Cousin Arlene's note: Oddly enough; Blanche's grandfather (Emma Markham Cook's father) was a butcher.]
1910 Onondaga Co., census, Syracuse
Akart, Frank, age 48, immigrated 1888 from Germany (immigration year could be off)
Hayden, Anna D., age 60, born NY
Hayden, Nellie E., age 51, born NY
1920 Onondaga Co., census, Syracuse
Akart, Frank C., age 58, born NY says he is married (but no wife listed); parents born NY
Hayden, Anna E., age 75, born NY
Hayden, Ellen, age 67, born NY - sister of Anna
1925 State Census, Onondaga, Syracuse, Ward 6, NY
Akart, Frank C., age 65, lodger
couldn't access all the info (belongs to fold 3)
There is another Akart family with a child Frank, but he was born 1875; family was in Wayne Co., NY. This Frank wound up living in Manhattan, New York, as an adult and was a saloon keeper.
Another alternative spelling for the surname is Echard.
My 'cousin' and I thank you in advance,