Yolanda Decina

18 March 1914–13 January 1995 (Age 80)
NYC

The Life of Yolanda

Yolanda Decina was born on 18 March 1914. She died on 13 January 1995, at the age of 80, and was buried in East Farmingdale, Babylon, Suffolk, New York, United States.

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Frank Paul Melodia
1912–1991
Yolanda Decina
1914–1995

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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 2

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1917 · Women Given the Right to Vote in New York

Age 3

Voters in New York approve a bill giving women the right to vote. This is passed three years prior to the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution which allowed women to vote nationwide.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 23

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

1 Spanish and Galician (Peciña): habitational name from any of the places called Peciña, in Logroño, Aragon, and Lugo, Galicia.2 Spanish: nickname from pecina ‘mud’, ‘slurry’, commonly used to refer to shoemakers, with reference to the dark layer of polish covering their hands and clothes.

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

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