Ira Decker

October 1877–1951 (Age 73)
Tennessee, McDonough, Illinois, United States

The Life of Ira

When Ira Decker was born in October 1877, in Tennessee, McDonough, Illinois, United States, his father, George Asa Decker, was 31 and his mother, Hollie Caroline Friend, was 31. He married Elizabeth Routh on 16 September 1923, in Colorado Springs, El Paso, Colorado, United States. He died in 1951, at the age of 74.

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Ira Decker
Elizabeth Routh
Marriage: 16 September 1923

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    Elizabeth Routh


16 September 1923
Colorado Springs, El Paso, Colorado, United States

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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 4

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1885 · The First Skyscraper

Age 8

The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 21

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

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)

  • Ira Decker in household of George Decker, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Ira Daker in household of George Daker, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ira Decker in household of George Decker, "United States Census, 1900"

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