Irvin H. Decker

Brief Life History of Irvin H.

When Irvin H. Decker was born in January 1866, in Locke Township, Ingham, Michigan, United States, his father, Abram M. Decker, was 31 and his mother, Jennie E. Morse, was 22. He married Cora Chase on 13 September 1884, in Lakeview, Cato Township, Montcalm, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Greenville, Montcalm, Michigan, United States in 1900 and Seattle, King, Washington, United States in 1910.

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Irvin H. Decker
1866–
Cora Chase
1866–1959
Marriage: 13 September 1884
Charles F Decker
1888–1990
Gard Chase Decker
1889–1939
Georgie Decker
1889–
Lena M Decker
1891–1893
William Craddock Decker
1909–1971

Sources (18)

  • Irvin Deker, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Irvin Decker, "Michigan, County Marriages, 1820-1940"
  • Irwin Decker in entry for Lena Decker, "Michigan Births, 1867-1902"

World Events (8)

1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

1889 · Washington Becomes a State

On November 11, 1889, Washington Territory became Washington State the 42nd state to enter the Union. The state was named in honor of George Washington.

1897 · Seattle Grows Quickly

The Klondike gold rush started in 1896 in Canada, but by 1897 as miners started moving and following the gold it caused for Seattle to rapidly grow as more miners joined the search for gold.

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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