Reuben Decker

15 September 1898–1954 (Age 55)
Moosic, Lackawanna, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Reuben

Reuben Decker was born on 15 September 1898, in Moosic, Lackawanna, Pennsylvania, United States as the son of William H Decker. He had at least 4 sons with Emma Burnside. He died in 1954, at the age of 56.

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Family Time Line

Reuben Decker
Emma Burnside
John Decker
Ruben Decker
Donald D Decker
Robert Ronald Decker

Spouse and Children


    Emma Burnside




Parents and Siblings

    William H Decker




World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 2

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1905 · The Movie Theater

Age 7

The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 
1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 15

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (2)

  • Ruby Decker, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ruby Decker in household of Joseph Davis, "United States Census, 1920"

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