Edwin M. Decker

6 April 1847–26 January 1924 (Age 76)
Michigan, United States

The Life of Edwin M.

When Edwin M. Decker was born on 6 April 1847, in Michigan, United States, his father, Uriah "Uri" Decker, was 41 and his mother, Experience Martin Baker, was 39. He married Anna Parsons on 19 February 1879, in Ionia, Michigan, United States. He lived in Adrian, Lenawee, Michigan, United States in 1850. He died on 26 January 1924, in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw, Michigan, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Adrian, Lenawee, Michigan, United States.

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Edwin M. Decker
Anna Parsons
Marriage: 19 February 1879

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    Anna Parsons


19 February 1879
Ionia, Michigan, United States

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World Events (8)

1854 · Creation of the Republican Party

Age 7

A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.

Age 16

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1868 · Impeach the President!

Age 21

Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.

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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Sources (3)

  • Edwin N Decker in household of Uriah Decker, "United States Census, 1850"
  • E N Decker in household of Henry Dickinson, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Edwin N Decker, "United States Census, 1910"

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