Frank Alvin Decker

Brief Life History of Frank Alvin

When Frank Alvin Decker was born on 22 January 1869, in Illinois, United States, his father, Lewis Benjamin Decker, was 26 and his mother, Ruth Roxana Reed, was 18. He married Addoria D Stotts on 7 February 1890, in York, York, Nebraska, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Mills, Mills, Iowa, United States in 1925 and Anderson Township, Mills, Iowa, United States for about 10 years. He died in 1955, at the age of 86, and was buried in Malvern, Mills, Iowa, United States.

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Frank Alvin Decker
Addoria D Stotts
Marriage: 7 February 1890
Ernest Alvin Decker
Guy Earl Decker
Archibald Pearl Decker
Charles P Decker
Willie R Decker
Ethel Addie Decker
Harold Vernon Decker
Edith Mae Decker
Edna Blanche Decker
Gail Clyde Decker

Sources (23)

  • Frank Decker in household of Lewis Decker, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Frank Decker, "Nebraska Marriages, 1855-1995"
  • Frank Alvin Decker, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)


In 1871, a cow kicked over a lantern, causing a fire that burned down half of Chicago. Today this city is the third largest in the US.

1884 · There is now a Capital Building

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.

1892 · The Chicago Canal

The Chicago River Canal was built as a sewage treatment scheme to help the city's drinking water not to get contaminated. While the Canal was being constructed the Chicago River's flow was reversed so it could be treated before draining back out into Lake Michigan.

Name Meaning

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’.

Dutch: variant of Dekker , cognate with 1 above. Compare De Decker .

English (London): variant of Dicker .

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

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