George Pulaski Decker

Male16 July 1849–4 October 1930

Brief Life History of George Pulaski

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.

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George Pulaski Decker
Caroline Isabelle Goss
Marriage: 6 April 1873
William Ora Decker
Viola Victoria Decker
Scissoro Decker
Frank Decker
Nellie Lee Decker
Maggie Lenora Decker
Harry Mandus Decker
Ethel Cassie Decker
Frank Decker
Emma Mae Decker
Harry Decker
Hettie Lavada James Decker
Rossie Decker
Eva Lena Decker
Della I Decker
Verna G Decker

Sources (16)

  • George P Decker in entry for Nellis Lee Powell, "Oregon, Oregon State Archives, Births, 1842-1917"
  • Geo Decker in household of Jos Decker, "United States Census, 1860"
  • George P Decker, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    6 April 1873Richland, Illinois, United States
  • Children (16)

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    Siblings (12)

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    World Events (8)

    1851 · Constitution of 1851

    Age 2

    Due to the state’s financial crisis during the previous decade and growing criticism toward state government. Voters approve the Constitution of 1851 which forbade the state government from going into debt.


    Age 10

    Historical Boundaries - 1859: Craighead, Arkansas, United States


    Age 22

    In 1871, a cow kicked over a lantern, causing a fire that burned down half of Chicago. Today this city is the third largest in the US.

    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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