Lester James Decker

18 May 1901–1 August 1994 (Age 93)
Westport, Essex, New York, United States

The Life of Lester James

When Lester James Decker was born on 18 May 1901, in Westport, Essex, New York, United States, his father, James Decker, was 49 and his mother, Cordelia Myra Wood, was 41. He lived in Westport, Westport, Essex, New York, United States for about 25 years. He died on 1 August 1994, at the age of 93.

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World Events (8)

1902 · So Much Farm Land

Age 1

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.
1917 · Women Given the Right to Vote in New York

Age 16

Voters in New York approve a bill giving women the right to vote. This is passed three years prior to the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution which allowed women to vote nationwide.

Age 26

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

1 German: occupational name for a roofer (thatcher, tiler, slater, or shingler) or a carpenter or builder, from an agent derivative of Middle High German decke ‘covering’, a word which was normally used to refer to roofs, but sometimes also to other sorts of covering; modern German Decke still has the twin senses ‘ceiling’ and ‘blanket’.2 Dutch: variant of Dekker , cognate with 1.3 English: variant of Dicker .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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  • Lester J Decker in household of James M Decker, "New York State Census, 1905"
  • Lester J Decker in household of James M Decker, "New York State Census, 1905"
  • Lester Decker, "United States Census, 1940"

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