John C. Todd
Emma M. Stump
John James Todd


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Edna May Eckman

John James Todd

  • Born: 29 Apr 1890, East Drumore, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania
  • Marriage: Edna May Eckman circa 1912 in Lancaster Co., PA
  • Died: 12 Jun 1948, Lancaster Co., PA at age 58
  • Buried: 15 Jun 1948, Quarryville Cemetery, Quarryville, Lancaster Co., PA

bullet   Cause of his death was Fracture of Skull.


bullet  General Notes:

The 1930 Federal Census for East Drumore, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania, District 28, page 44B, dated April 30, 1930 records John J. (39) and Edna M. (37) Todd with their children Kathryn (17), Chester A. (16), Robert B. (9), John J. Jr. (7), Harold E. (5), and Earnest L. (2 6/12). John is a House Carpenter and has been married to Edna for 18 years.

bullet  Research Notes:

Kathryn Todd Erdos
Birth: May 7, 1912 - Lancaster Co., PA
Death: Mar. 31, 2009 - York Co., PA

Kathryn Erdos, 96, entered into rest March 31, 2009, at Rest Haven Nursing Center in York. She was the wife of the late Henry Erdos.

Kathryn was born on May 7, 1912, in Lancaster County. She was the daughter of the late John and Edna Todd.

She is survived by a daughter, Norma Bernstein of York; a son, Robert Erdos and his wife, Erda of York; a brother, Chester Todd of Lancaster; and seven grandchildren, Bill Bernstein and his wife, Cass of Mill Valley, Calif., Cathy Crosky and her husband, Robert of Williamstown, Mass., Lisa Stark and her husband, Jayson of Newtown, Pa., David Bernstein and his wife, Jill of York, Karen Erdos of Newton, Mass., Gail Erdos of Belmont, Mass., and Michael Erdos and his wife, Diana of Philadelphia. Kathryn is also survived by 14 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Kathryn was a special mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who devoted her entire life to her family. She was renowned as a gourmet cook. She was famous for her Friday night dinners that brought her family together for memorable evenings of magical cooking and hours of warm conversation. Those dinners were a highlight in the life of the Erdos and Bernstein families, and attracted family members from near and far who looked forward to each dinner and will recall them fondly for the rest of their lives. Kathryn was an exceptionally generous and selfless person. She took extraordinary joy in making other people happy and she was supportive of many local organizations and causes.

She was a member of Temple Beth Israel for 60 years and a member of the York Jewish Community Center. She grew up in Lancaster County and moved to York in 1932. She loved opera, classical, and traditional jazz music. She and Henry also traveled the world, from Europe to Israel to the North Pole. Funeral services will be held Friday at 11:30 a.m. at Temple Beth Israel, 2090 Hollywood Drive, York.

Burial will be at South Hills Cemetery.

Published in the York Daily Record & York Dispatch on 4/2/2009

Henry Erdos (1899 - 1976) Note: The 1940 Census records Kathryn as a housekeeper in the home of Henry Erdos in York, PA

bullet  Medical Notes:

Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1963
Name: Mr John J Todd (widowed)
Residence: Quarryville
Occupation: Carpenter
Gender: Male
Race: White
Age: 58
Birth Date: 29 Apr 1890
Birth Place: Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Death Date: 12 Jun 1948
Death Place: St. Joseph's Hospital, Lancaster, PA (in for 7 days)
Burial: June 15, 1948 at Quarryville Cemetery
Father Name: John C Todd
Father Birth Place: Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Mother Name: Emma Stump
Mother Birth Place: Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Spouse Name: Edna M Eckman
Certificate Number: 53369
Informant: Kathryn M. Todd of 105 N. Marshall ST., York, PA [see research notes for 1940 census facts where she is a house keeper for Henry Erdos and family living at 105 N. Marshall Street]


John married Edna May Eckman circa 1912 in Lancaster Co., PA. (Edna May Eckman was born on 24 May 1892 in Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania, died on 7 Jul 1938 in Lancaster Co., PA and was buried in Quarryville Cemetery, Quarryville, Lancaster Co., PA.) The cause of her death was Pulmonary Embolism.

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