Its current site is on a park behind the Oregon Department of Veterans Affairs. The park holds memorials to dead from the major wars, starting with the Spanish-American war of 1898.
Ernest was the son of Eugene Eckerlen, an important owner of saloons and breweries in fin-de-siecle Salem.
Eckerlen's name is inscribed on the Doughboy pedestal among the others who died in World War I.
Ernest's father, Eugene, Eugene's second wife, Alice, and Eugene's daughter, Mary, are buried together in St. Barbara's Cemetery.
Eugene's first wife, Mary, is also buried in St. Barbara's, but she is on the other side of the cemetery from Eugene's grave. Mary's grave is next to those of the Beck and Klinger families, a cluster of Alsiatian immigrants who were important in early Salem.
We also remember non-war dead, especially those who met untimely ends, like Pauline Phillips.
CT toasts the dead and recommends that you find someone whose history you find interesting, especially someone not already famous or a relative, and go visit their grave. Tell and renew as much of their story as you can.
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