When George Pulaski Decker was born on 16 July 1849, in New Albany, New Albany Township, Floyd, Indiana, United States, his father, Joseph Decker, was 29 and his mother, Veturia Sampson, was 24. He married Caroline Isabelle Goss on 6 April 1873, in Richland, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 9 daughters. He lived in Four Mile Township, Wayne, Illinois, United States in 1900 and Texas Township, Craighead, Arkansas, United States in 1910. He died on 4 October 1930, in Jonesboro, Craighead, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Pitts, Poinsett, Arkansas, United States.
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 .
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