Margaret Decker (1886 - 1973)

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Margaret Decker
1886 - 1973
updated February 06, 2019
Margaret Decker was born on December 15, 1886. She died in January 1973 at age 86. We know that Margaret Decker had been residing in Towson, Baltimore County, Maryland.


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Margaret Decker died in January 1973 at 86 years old. She was born on December 15, 1886. We are unaware of information about Margaret's immediate family. We know that Margaret Decker had been residing in Towson, Baltimore County, Maryland.
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In 1886, in the year that Margaret Decker was born, on October 28th, President Grover Cleveland officially dedicated the Statue of Liberty. A gift from France, the base for the statue had been built using donations from the American public. The unplanned but enthusiastic celebration after the dedication led to the first ticker tape parade.

In 1891, Margaret was merely 5 years old when James Naismith, at the Springfield Massachusetts YMCA, invented the game of basketball. Originally using two peach baskets and a soccer ball, he created the game to keep his students active during the long, harsh New England winters.

In 1912, when she was 26 years old, 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 1964, Margaret was 78 years old when on June 11th, activist Nelson Mandela was sentenced to life imprisonment in South Africa for conspiring to overthrow the state (because of his numerous anti-apartheid activities). He served 27 years in prison.

In 1973, in the year of Margaret 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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James Decker
Nov 14, 1880 - November 1965
William Decker
Mar 27, 1903 - April 1984
Catonsville, Maryland
Virginia G Decker
Nov 4, 1916 - Apr 11, 2008
Towson, MD
Alonzo G Decker
Jan 18, 1908 - Mar 18, 2002
Towson, MD
George R Decker
Apr 17, 1922 - Sep 20, 1989
Castle Rock, CO
Sara J Decker
Mar 30, 1911 - October 1993
Silver Spring, MD
Theresa Decker
May 19, 1914 - February 1985
Saint Petersburg, Florida
Esther M Decker
May 5, 1914 - Feb 12, 1989
Havre de Grace, MD
Augusta Decker
Jan 26, 1908 - August 1972
Joseph B Decker
Sep 15, 1922 - Jun 24, 1996
Boca Raton, FL
James A Decker
Dec 28, 1930 - Mar 13, 1994
Glendale, AZ
Edna E Decker
Jan 7, 1925 - Dec 15, 2010
Leonard B Decker
Apr 11, 1931 - Oct 29, 2004
Glen Burnie, MD
Henry Decker
Apr 6, 1916 - June 1983
Catonsville, Maryland
Eurma G Decker
May 17, 1925 - Feb 23, 2005
Atlantic Beach, FL
John Clemet Decker
Jun 30, 1936 - Sep 4, 2003
Corpus Christi, TX
Arnold M Decker
Apr 29, 1934 - Sep 20, 1996
El Campo, TX
Ronald Decker
Apr 4, 1937 - Jan 18, 2006
Glen Campbell, PA
Viola Decker
Dec 22, 1903 - February 1981
Cumberland, Maryland
Stiles M Decker
Sep 21, 1913 - Aug 22, 2001
Craftsbury, VT

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Sep 30, 1907 - Dec 13, 1995
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Feb 9, 1916 - May 1979
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