Winfield Eckley was the man who owned the two photographs featured in our “Corvallis, Oregon” post.
Winfield was born 13 January 1893 in Lagrande, Oregon. He was the son of Edwin Eckley and Harriett Jane “Hattie” Proebstel. He attended Oregon Agricultural College and appeared as a graduate in the school’s 1916 yearbook.
When Winfield registered for the World War I Draft, he was employed as a student engineer at the General Electric Corporation in Schenectady, New York. He claimed exemption from the draft as he was testing government work for General Electric.
Winfield was enumerated in the 1920 US Federal census in Pittsfield, Berkshire, Massachusetts, where he was a lodger with the Lally family. He was a salesman for the General Electric Corporation.
Winfield Eckley and Pauline M. Herman were married 25 April 1921 in Indiana.
The Eckley family lived in Tell City, Indiana for many years, where Pauline passed away in 1975 and Winfield in 1991.
 “Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011.” [online database with images], Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com : accessed 2 July 2019); entry for Winfield Eckley, State No. 91-022806; citing Indiana State Board of Health. Death Certificates, 1900-2011. Microfilm. Indiana Archives and Records Administration, Indianapolis, Indiana.
 “U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918.” [online database with images], Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com : accessed 2 July 2019); entry for William Eckley, Union County, Oregon; citing United States, Selective Service System. World War I Selective Service Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration.
 1920 U.S. census, Berkshire, Massachusetts, population schedule, Pittsfield, enumeration district (ED) 58, p. 2B (penned), dwelling 27, family 43; Winifield Eckly [Winfield Eckley]; digital image, Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com : accessed 2 July 2019); citing NARA microfilm publication T625, roll 680.
 Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 02 July 2019), memorial page for Pauline Herman Eckley (14 Mar 1893–Jun 1975), Find A Grave Memorial no. 122378041, citing Greenwood Cemetery, Tell City, Perry County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Christina (contributor 47758927) .