Theodore John Dekker

Male5 December 1910–April 1979

Brief Life History of Theodore John

When Theodore John Dekker was born on 5 December 1910, in Rotterdam, South Holland, Netherlands, his father, Henricus Johannes Dekker, was 20 and his mother, Theodora Elisabeth Hendriks, was 17. He married Ethel Jean Gordon on 1 May 1944, in San Francisco, California, United States. He died in April 1979, in San Rafael, Marin, California, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Santa Ana, Orange, California, United States.

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Theodore John Dekker
Ethel Jean Gordon
Marriage: 1 May 1944

Sources (5)

  • Henry Theodore John Dekker, "Connecticut, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945"
  • Theodore John Dekker, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Henry Dekker, "California, San Francisco County Records, 1824-1997"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 May 1944San Francisco, California, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (1)

    World Events (8)

    1912 · The Girl Scouts

    Age 2

    Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

    1913 · Rotterdam School of Commerce opens

    Age 3

    Founded in 1913 by some of Rotterdam's most prominent entrepreneurs, the Netherlands School of Commerce received almost unanimous support from the local business community. It would be rebranded in 1973 as Erasmus University.


    Age 19

    13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Dutch Dirk, Gerrit, Maurits, Egbert, Gerben, Hendrik, Henk, Martinus, Wim.

    Dutch: occupational name for a roofer (a thatcher, slater, shingler, or tiler), Middle Dutch deck(e)re, an agent derivative of decken ‘to cover’.

    English: variant of Dicker .

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

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