Bert Decker (1910 - 1973)

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Bert Decker
1910 - 1973
updated February 06, 2019
Bert Decker was born on December 11, 1910. He died in June 1973 at age 62. We know that Bert Decker had been residing in Casey, Clark County, Illinois 62420.


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Bert Decker passed away in June 1973 at 62 years of age. He was born on December 11, 1910. There is no information about Bert's immediate family. We know that Bert Decker had been residing in Casey, Clark County, Illinois 62420.
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In 1910, in the year that Bert Decker was born, the Boy Scouts of America was incorporated. U.S. publisher W.D. Boyce was visiting England when he became lost in the London fog. An unknown Boy Scout helped him find his way out, declining a tip (he said that he was a Boy Scout and was doing his good deed for the day). Boyce was so impressed that he incorporated the Boy Scouts of America when he returned home. Its purpose was "to teach boys patriotism, courage, self-reliance, and kindred values."

In 1921, by the time he was merely 11 years old, the silent film The Sheik, directed by George Melford and starring Rudolph Valentino and Agnes Ayres (also featuring Adolphe Menjou) debuted on October 21st. Critics weren't enthusiastic but the public loved it - in the first few weeks 125,000 people had seen the movie - and it eventually exceeded $1 million in ticket sales. And Rudolph Valentino, an Italian American, became the heartthrob of a female generation.

In 1932, Bert was 22 years old when five years to the day after Lindbergh crossed the Atlantic, Amelia Earhart flew solo from Newfoundland to Ireland, the first woman to cross the Atlantic solo and the first to replicate Lindbergh's feat. She flew over 2,000 miles in just under 15 hours.

In 1943, when he was 33 years old, on June 20th through June 22nd, the Detroit Race Riot erupted at Belle Isle Park. The rioting spread throughout the city (made worse by false rumors of attacks on blacks and whites) and resulted in the deployment of 6,000 Federal troops. 34 people were killed, (25 of them black) - mostly by white police or National Guardsmen, 433 were wounded (75 percent of them black) and an estimated $2 million of property was destroyed. The same summer, there were riots in Beaumont, Texas and Harlem, New York.

In 1973, in the year of Bert Decker's passing, in October, Vice President Spiro Agnew resigned - President Nixon nominated Gerald Ford for Vice President. Nixon's tax returns came under investigation. Nixon offered the recently discovered Oval Office tapes be heard by one person and summarized - his offer was rejected by the Special Prosecutor. Nixon ordered the Attorney General, then the assistant Attorney General, to fire the Special Prosecutor. Both refused and were fired. The Solicitor General became the acting Attorney General and fired the Special Prosecutor (the Saturday Night Massacre). Nixon releases some of the tapes, under extreme pressure because of the firings.

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Aug 10, 1921 - May 1981
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Aug 28, 1893 - November 1983
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Feb 7, 1895 - June 1970
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Aug 6, 1915 - December 1986
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Charles J Decker
Sep 28, 1932 - Jul 29, 2002
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Jul 8, 1911 - Oct 15, 2008
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Elaine I Decker
Oct 31, 1911 - Dec 5, 2004
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Melinda Decker
Mar 23, 1885 - May 1979
Strawn, Illinois
Mary Decker
Feb 15, 1900 - Dec 16, 1997
Palos Heights, IL
Mildred L Decker
Aug 18, 1898 - February 1993
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Jun 2, 1913 - Apr 9, 2010
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Gladys E Decker
Oct 8, 1908 - Apr 6, 1991
Clara Decker
Sep 5, 1905 - February 1987
Nashville, Illinois
Terry Decker
Aug 1, 1951 - January 1979
Lois Decker
Oct 31, 1928 - Jun 3, 1999
Fulton, IL
Larry L Decker
Sep 11, 1969 - Dec 8, 2008
Danville, IL
Myrtle Decker
Jul 29, 1892 - June 1974
Chicago, Illinois
Caroline E Decker
Apr 24, 1915 - Dec 12, 2009
Downers Grove, IL
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Jul 7, 1913 - Jan 29, 1988
Casey, IL

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