Andrew W Decker (1897 - 1995)

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Andrew W Decker
1897 - 1995
updated February 06, 2019
Andrew W Decker was born on December 13, 1897. He died on July 27, 1995 at age 97. We know that Andrew W Decker had been residing in Winchester, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.


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Andrew W Decker passed away on July 27, 1995 at 97 years old. He was born on December 13, 1897. We are unaware of information about Andrew's immediate family. We know that Andrew W Decker had been residing in Winchester, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
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In 1897, in the year that Andrew W Decker was born, on March 4th, William McKinley became the 25th President of the United States. He had beaten William Jennings Bryan in the 1896 election by 51% to 46.7% in the popular vote. Six months into his second term as President, McKinley was assassinated.

In 1919, he was 22 years old when the "Black Sox Scandal" rocked baseball fans during the World Series. Eight players on the Chicago White Sox were accused of throwing the World Series, thus allowing the Cincinnati Reds to win, and making money off of the losses. All of the players were found not guilty by a jury but the fallout lasted for decades. The players were banned from baseball even though they were found innocent.

In 1920, he was 23 years old when speakeasies replaced saloons as the center of social activity. After the 18th Amendment was ratified and selling alcohol became illegal, saloons closed and speakeasies took their place. Speakeasies, also called a blind pig or blind tiger, were "so called because of the practice of speaking quietly about such a place in public, or when inside it, so as not to alert the police or neighbors". There were a lot of them and they were very popular. And where saloons often prohibited women, they were encouraged at speakeasies because of the added profits.

In 1938, he was 41 years old when on October 30th, a Sunday, The Mercury Theatre on the Air broadcast Orson Welles' special Halloween show The War of the World's. A clever take on H.G. Wells' novel, the show began with simulated "breaking news" of an invasion by Martians. Because of the realistic nature of the "news," there was a public outcry the next day, calling for regulation by the FCC. Although the current story is that many were fooled and panicked, in reality very few people were fooled. But the show made Orson Welles' career.

In 1995, in the year of Andrew W Decker's passing, on May 19th, the deadliest terrorist attack on American soil - before 9/11 - took place in Oklahoma City. A truck bomb went off outside the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown - killing 68 people, injuring more than 680 others, and destroying one-third of the building. The most disturbing images were of children - a daycare center was hit by the bomb. The deadliest incident of domestic terrorism ever, Timothy McVeigh, Terry Nichols, and Michael Fortier were convicted of the bombing.

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Born: around 1918
Wisconsin, United States
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Born: around 1917
Indiana, United States
Andrew F Decker
Born: around 1910
Pennsylvania, United States
Andrew Decker
Born: around 1912
New York, United States
Andrew W Jr Decker
Born: around 1923
Connecticut, United States
Andrew W Decker
Born: around 1915
New Jersey, United States
Andrew J Decker
around 1827 - Jan 30, 1902
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around 1817 - Jan 21, 1901
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around 1872 - Mar 4, 1940
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around 1878 - Sep 13, 1932
Andrew S. Decker
Born: around 1973
Andrew C. Decker
Born: around 1978
Andrew J. Decker
Born: around 1972
Andrew D Decker
Nov 28, 1975 - Jun 5, 1993
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Oct 7, 1898 - September 1962
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Apr 28, 1905 - Jan 30, 2005
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Marion Decker
Aug 9, 1899 - April 1976
Jean Decker
Aug 27, 1898 - June 1970
Medford, MA
Florence Decker
Feb 1, 1902 - June 1984
Los Angeles, CA
Ruth Decker
Jul 1, 1916 - July 1969
Everett, MA
James Decker
Nov 29, 1910 - February 1986
Provo, UT
William C Decker
Nov 2, 1934 - Jul 30, 2006
Roseville, CA
Verna M Decker
Mar 22, 1910 - Apr 11, 2001
Worcester, MA
Mary Decker
Oct 19, 1902 - January 1982
Natick, MA
Eleanor Decker
Jun 2, 1888 - June 1974
Betsey Decker
Jan 23, 1894 - Aug 30, 1996
Sharon, MA
Mitchell Decker
Jul 11, 1909 - April 1974
Boston, MA
Esther Decker
Feb 21, 1915 - March 1981
Boston, MA
Lewis B Decker
Dec 6, 1894 - Jan 28, 1992
Sharon, MA
Phyllis A Decker
Sep 21, 1911 - Nov 29, 1998
Stoneham, MA
Rodney Decker
Jun 20, 1898 - April 1966
Poughkeepsie, NY
Laluh M Decker
Mar 12, 1911 - Jul 23, 1990
Walter L Decker
Aug 8, 1901 - Nov 28, 1988
Boston, MA
Milford I Decker
December 1925 - Dec 13, 1977
William H Decker Jr
Jul 1, 1936 - Dec 9, 1996
Lowell, MA
William F Decker
May 8, 1942 - Dec 22, 2010
Portsmouth, NH

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