Elbert DeCoursey

12 April 1902–4 December 1994 (Age 92)
Kentucky, United States

The Life of Elbert

When Elbert DeCoursey was born on 12 April 1902, in Kentucky, United States, his father, William Bedford Decoursey, was 29 and his mother, Mary Elizabeth Carter, was 26. He married Ester Marie Fertig on 16 June 1928, in Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States. He lived in New York, United States in 1935 and Terrell Hills, Bexar, Texas, United States in 1940. He died on 4 December 1994, in San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, United States.

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Elbert DeCoursey
Ester Marie Fertig
Marriage: 16 June 1928

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    Ester Marie Fertig


16 June 1928
Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States

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World Events (8)

1904 · The Black Patch War

Age 2

From 1904-1909, the Black Patch War took place. This was a war between about 30 counties in southwestern Kentucky and northwestern Tennessee. The war was mostly over the Dark Fired Tobacco that was produced in the area during this time.
1905 · Construction of the Praetorian Building

Age 3

Texas completed the construction of the Praetorian Building (Stone Plane Tower) in 1909. It was the first skyscraper in Texas and the Southwestern United States. The building had 15 stories and was 190 ft tall.
1926 · Mammoth Cave is Discovered

Age 24

In 1926, in central Kentucky, Mammoth Cave was discovered. It dates back to Mississippian times and consists of over four hundred miles of passageway. On July 1, 1941, the cave was made a National Park.

Name Meaning

English and Irish (of Norman origin; also written De Coursey): habitational name for someone from any of various places in northern France called Courcy, from the Romano-Gallic personal name Curtius (a derivative of Latin curtus ‘short’; compare Court 2) + the locative suffix -acum.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Elbert Decoursey, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Elzie E Decoursey in household of Wm B Decoursey, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Elbert Decoursey in household of William Decoursey, "United States Census, 1910"

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