Arthur Decker

December 1879–
Lamoine Township, McDonough, Illinois, United States

The Life of Arthur

When Arthur Decker was born in December 1879, in Lamoine Township, McDonough, Illinois, United States, his father, John Decker, was 29 and his mother, Janette Metta Miller, was 21.

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Family Time Line

John Decker
1850–1924
Janette Metta Miller
1858–1925
Arthur Decker
1879–
Orpha Decker
1879–1974
Emma Decker
1882–1885
Mayme A Decker
1883–1961
Christena Elinor Decker
1885–1983
Nellie Decker
1892–1906
Albert Prentice Decker
1893–1971

Parents and Siblings

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World Events (3)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 2

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.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 3

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1885 · The First Skyscraper

Age 6

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.

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 (1)

  • Arthur Decker in household of John Decker, "United States Census, 1880"

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