Bertha L Decker (1919 - 2005)

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Bertha L Decker
1919 - 2005
updated February 06, 2019
Bertha L Decker was born on August 13, 1919. She died on September 15, 2005 at age 86. We know that Bertha L Decker had been residing in Toluca, Marshall County, Illinois.


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Bertha L Decker passed away on September 15, 2005 at 86 years old. She was born on August 13, 1919. We have no information about Bertha's surviving family. We know that Bertha L Decker had been residing in Toluca, Marshall County, Illinois.
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In 1919, in the year that Bertha L Decker was born, in January, Nebraska was the 36th state to ratify the 18th Amendment, making it the law of the land. The 18th Amendment established Prohibition - a law against the production, transport, and sale of alcohol. Private consumption and possession were not prohibited. Several months later, the Volstead Act was passed, creating laws to enforce the Amendment. Bootlegging and bathtub gin followed.

In 1925, at the age of just 6 years old, Bertha was alive when in July, the Scopes Trial - often called the Scopes Monkey Trial - took place, prosecuting a substitute teacher for teaching evolution in school. Tennessee had enacted a law that said it was "unlawful to teach human evolution in any state-funded school". William Jennings Bryan headed the prosecution and Clarence Darrow headed the defense. The teacher was found guilty and fined $100. An appeal to the Supreme Court of Tennessee upheld the law but overturned the guilty verdict.

In 1934, at the age of merely 15 years old, Bertha was alive when on November 11th 1933, an extremely strong dust storm hit South Dakota, stripping topsoil. Other strong dust storms had occurred during 1933. Severe droughts continued to hit the Great Plains and the dust storms devastated agricultural production as well as people's' lives for several years. The Roosevelt administration and scientists eventually determined that farming practices had caused the conditions that led to the dust storms and the changes they implemented in farming stopped the Dust Bowl.

In 1953, when she was 34 years old, actress and comedian Lucille Ball gave birth to Desi Arnaz, Jr on January 19th. On the same day on "I Love Lucy", the fictional Little Ricky was born as well. Baby Desi graced the cover of the first TV Guide magazine with a headline that read ""Lucy's $50,000,000 baby" - because the commercial revenue from his birth was expected to be that amount.

In 1975, when she was 56 years old, in January, Popular Mechanics featured the Altair 8800 on it's cover. The Altair home computer kit allowed consumers to build and program their own personal computers. Thousands were sold in the first month.

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Dec 20, 1962 - Sep 9, 2000
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Apr 6, 1900 - March 1987
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Dec 21, 1908 - Jul 31, 1995
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Mar 10, 1905 - December 1972
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Sep 18, 1900 - June 1973
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Sep 14, 1922 - Dec 9, 1990
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May 21, 1922 - Jun 15, 1996
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Sep 14, 1918 - Sep 19, 2009
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Jun 4, 1902 - July 1968
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Nov 1, 1922 - Apr 13, 2000
El Sobrante, CA
Raymond Decker
Apr 13, 1915 - February 1980
Herrin, Illinois
Anna Decker
Oct 25, 1892 - May 1976
Aurora, Illinois
Julia K Decker
Feb 25, 1918 - Aug 6, 1998
Saint Paul, MN
Herschel Decker
May 8, 1917 - August 1980

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