Eber Decoursey (1912 - 1974)

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Eber Decoursey
1912 - 1974
updated February 06, 2019
Eber Decoursey was born on February 9, 1912. He died in May 1974 at 62 years old.


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Eber Decoursey died in May 1974 at age 62. He was born on February 9, 1912. There is no information about Eber's family or relationships.
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In 1912, in the year that Eber Decoursey was born, the RMS Titanic sank in April. The RMS Titanic was a British built and run passenger liner that was billed as "unsinkable." On its maiden voyage from Southampton England to New York City, carrying about 2,224 passengers and crew - from the wealthiest people in the world to poor emigrants from Europe, the Titanic hit an iceberg. Five of her watertight compartments failed but she was designed to survive only 4 being flooded. She began to sink. There were only enough lifeboats for about half of the passengers so over 1,000 remained behind while "women and children first" were loaded. Over 1500 died, making it the largest maritime disaster in modern history.

In 1929, by the time he was 17 years old, the St. Valentine's Day Massacre happened on February 14th. In Chicago, seven men from the North Side Irish gang were gunned down by Al Capone's South Side Italian gang at the garage at 2122 North Clark Street. Al Capone was making a successful move to take over Chicago's organized crime. But the St. Valentine's Day massacre also resulted in a public outcry against all gangsters.

In 1938, when he was 26 years old, 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 1967, he was 55 years old when between June 5th and 10th, Israeli and Egypt, Jordan, and Syria fought what came to be called the "Six-Day War". The hostilities began when Israel launched "preemptive" strikes against Egypt, destroying nearly its entire air force. It ended with Israel occupying the Sinai Peninsula, Golan Heights, Gaza Strip and West Bank.

In 1974, in the year of Eber Decoursey's passing, on August 9th, Gerald R. Ford became the 38th President of the United States. He had been Vice President for 8 months when he became President due to the resignation of President Nixon.

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Elmer Decoursey
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Gilbert K Decoursey
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Clarence E Decoursey
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Larry Decoursey
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J I Decoursey
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David G Decoursey
Apr 29, 1936 - Feb 20, 2011
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Minnie Decoursey
Jun 1, 1886 - February 1966
Franklin, Indiana
Virginia M Decoursey
May 29, 1927 - Jun 14, 2006
Vincennes, IN
Helen L Decoursey
Feb 12, 1914 - Mar 17, 2008
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Oct 2, 1908 - Oct 6, 1998
Brazil, IN
William Decoursey
Aug 20, 1881 - January 1979
Greenfield, Indiana
Ray Decoursey
Nov 17, 1908 - April 1981
Princeton, Indiana
Bertha Decoursey
Oct 3, 1881 - December 1970
Greensburg, Indiana
George T Decoursey
Aug 25, 1907 - Jun 3, 1989
Indianapolis, IN
Esther Decoursey
Aug 13, 1916 - December 1973
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