Marguerite Decker (1907 - 1983)

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Marguerite Decker
1907 - 1983
updated February 06, 2019
Marguerite Decker was born on January 2, 1907. She died in December 1983 at age 76. We know that Marguerite Decker had been residing in Buffalo, Erie County, New York.


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Marguerite Decker died in December 1983 at age 76. She was born on January 2, 1907. We have no information about Marguerite's family or relationships. We know that Marguerite Decker had been residing in Buffalo, Erie County, New York.
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In 1907, in the year that Marguerite Decker was born, the Monongah coal mining disaster occurred on December 6th, happening at the Fairmont Coal Company’s No. 6 and No. 8 mines.. Over 361 miners were killed. Because there was no breathing apparatus at the time to help rescuers, recovery efforts were greatly hampered. It is considered the worst mining disaster in American history and led to government oversight in mining practices.

In 1921, at the age of just 14 years old, Marguerite was alive when in May, the Emergency Quota Act - or Emergency Immigration Act - was passed. The law restricted the number of immigrants to 357,000 per year. It also established an immigration quota in which only 3 per cent of the total population of any ethnic group already in the USA in 1910, could be admitted to America after 1921. Although the Act was supposed to be temporary, it stayed in effect until 1965.

In 1934, when she was 27 years old, 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 1941, at the age of 34 years old, Marguerite was alive when on June 25th, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 8802, prohibiting racial discrimination in the defense industry. EO 8802 was the first federal action to prohibit employment discrimination - without prejudice as to "race, creed, color, or national origin" - in the U.S. Civil Rights groups had planned a march on Washington D.C. to protest for equal rights but with the signing of the Order, they canceled the March.

In 1983, in the year of Marguerite Decker's passing, on August 30th, the Soviet Union claimed that a South Korean Boeing 747 jetliner (Flight 007), bound for Seoul from New York City, had strayed into Soviet airspace. Saying that they believed it to be a U.S. spy plane, the passenger jet was shot down by a Soviet SU-15 fighter - after it had tracked the airliner for two hours. All 269 passengers (including a U.S. Representative from Georgia) and crew were killed.

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Sep 2, 1923 - December 1985
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Sep 26, 1879 - May 1964
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Dec 16, 1935 - Jul 21, 2004
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Jun 24, 1897 - Dec 5, 1989
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Feb 10, 1937 - Dec 29, 2009
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Feb 3, 1936 - April 1981
Philmont, NY
Vernadean W Decker
Mar 14, 1935 - Dec 2, 2006
Phoenix, NY
Pearl Decker
Oct 23, 1913 - October 1986
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John Decker
Jun 20, 1899 - March 1970
Copake, NY
Adrian Decker
Aug 11, 1897 - June 1975
Pine Bush, NY
Vernon Decker
Jun 29, 1879 - July 1965
New York
Sheila A Decker
Jun 6, 1938 - Mar 5, 2005
Virginia Beach, VA
Annice Decker
May 8, 1901 - March 1982
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Aaron Decker
Jul 23, 1894 - January 1986
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Joann Decker
Oct 1, 1944 - Dec 17, 2007
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