Alice Decora (1912 - 1978)

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Alice Decora
1912 - 1978
updated February 06, 2019
Alice Decora was born on January 16, 1912. She died in May 1978 at 66 years of age. We know that Alice Decora had been residing in Winnebago, Thurston County, Nebraska.


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Alice Decora passed away in May 1978 at age 66. She was born on January 16, 1912. There is no information about Alice's surviving family. We know that Alice Decora had been residing in Winnebago, Thurston County, Nebraska.
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1912 - 1978 World Events

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In 1912, in the year that Alice Decora was born, Arizona was admitted to the United States in February (on Valentine's Day). It became the 48th state in the Union. Previously a Spanish - then Mexican - territory, the U.S. paid $15 million dollars for the area in 1848. Arizona was the last of the contiguous states to be admitted to the United States.

In 1929, at the age of 17 years old, Alice was alive when on March 4th, Herbert Hoover became the 31st President of the United States. Early in his presidency, the October stock market crash - "Black Tuesday" - occurred, which lead to the Great Depression. None of his economic policies were able to make a dent in the Depression. This lead to one term and the election of Democrat Franklin D. Roosevelt winning the 1933 election in a landslide.

In 1937, she was 25 years old when on May 6th, the German zeppelin the Hindenburg caught fire and blew up. The Hindenburg was a passenger ship traveling to Frankfurt Germany. It tried to dock in New Jersey, one of the stops, and something went wrong - it blew up. Thirty-six people were killed out of the 97 on board - 13 passengers, 22 crewmen, and one ground worker. The reasons for the explosion are still disputed.

In 1941, Alice was 29 years old when on June 25th, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 8802, prohibiting racial discrimination in the defense industry. EO 8802 was the first federal action to prohibit employment discrimination - without prejudice as to "race, creed, color, or national origin" - in the U.S. Civil Rights groups had planned a march on Washington D.C. to protest for equal rights but with the signing of the Order, they canceled the March.

In 1978, in the year of Alice Decora's passing, on November 18th, Jim Jones's Peoples Temple followers committed mass suicide in Jonestown, Guyana - where they had moved, from San Francisco, as a group. Jones was the leader of the cult and ordered his followers to drink cyanide-laced punch, which they did. Whole families (women and children included) died - more than 900 people in all.

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May 14, 1934 - Sep 15, 1987
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Alexander F Decora
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Benjamin Decora
Nov 15, 1954 - December 1978
K W Decora
Nov 20, 1957 - Nov 15, 1990
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C L Decora
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Patricia G Decora
Nov 12, 1946 - Dec 7, 2008
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William Decora
May 25, 1881 - September 1973
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Wilbur Decora
Apr 28, 1915 - November 1975
Isabelle Decora
May 30, 1926 - Feb 27, 1994
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Tommy L Decora
Dec 26, 1934 - Dec 27, 2004
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Sep 25, 1983 - Aug 16, 2009
W L Decora
Feb 24, 1929 - Sep 15, 1987
Benjamin M Decora
May 30, 1927 - Feb 11, 1993
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Dwayne A Decora
Jan 28, 1930 - Jun 29, 2001
Chicago, IL
Robert S Decora
Apr 3, 1935 - Apr 14, 2000
Fort Calhoun, NE
Geneva Decora
May 21, 1938 - Nov 15, 2004
San Bernardino, CA
Charles Reid Decora
Jan 16, 1951 - Jul 31, 2010
South Sioux City, Nebraska
Paul Decora
Feb 5, 1906 - December 1984
Winnebago, Nebraska

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