Mary Decker (1894 - 1977)

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Mary Decker
1894 - 1977
updated February 06, 2019
Mary Decker was born on October 23, 1894. She died in May 1977 at 82 years of age.


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Mary Decker died in May 1977 at age 82. She was born on October 23, 1894. We are unaware of information about Mary's family.
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In 1894, in the year that Mary Decker was born, large reserves of oil were discovered on the Osage Indian reservation in Oklahoma. Previously thought to be "useless" land - not even good for farming - the tribe had bought the land themselves. The discovery of oil made the Osage the "richest group of people in the world" at the time.

In 1918, at the age of 24 years old, Mary was alive when federal spending was $12.68 billion, unemployment was 1.4% and the cost of a first-class stamp was 3 cents.

In 1921, when she was 27 years old, on November 11th, the first burial was held at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery. The body of an unknown soldier - selected by Army Sgt. Edward F. Younger who was highly decorated for valor and received the Distinguished Service Cross in "The Great War" - was brought back from France (World War 1) and placed in the newly completed tomb. President Warren G. Harding officiated at the interment ceremonies.

In 1952, by the time she was 58 years old, on February 6th, George VI of England died from a coronary thrombosis and complications due to lung cancer. His eldest daughter, age 25, immediately ascended the throne as Elizabeth II and her coronation was on June 2 1953.

In 1977, in the year of Mary Decker's passing, on January 21st, President Carter pardoned "draft dodgers" - men who avoided the draft during the Vietnam War. He fulfilled a campaign promise with the pardon. But it only applied to civilian evaders - the estimated 500,000 to 1 million active-duty personnel who went AWOL were not included.

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Geelong, Australia
Mary Cecelia Decker
1920 - 1943
Geelong, Australia
Mary Hazel Jean Bolton Decker
Geelong, Australia
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Richmond, Australia
Mary Enwright Sargent Decker
1872 - 1902
Malvern, Australia
Mary Eva Decker
Died: 1886
Hton, Australia
Mary Ann Jane Decker
1858 - 1859
Mary I Decker
Nov 17, 1921 - Nov 27, 2001
Mary Nancy Decker
Oct 17, 1922 - Feb 17, 2009
Mary Louise Decker
Dec 2, 1921 - Apr 15, 2006
Mary Louise Decker
Jul 9, 1914 - Apr 13, 2004
Mary Decker
Dec 20, 1903 - Apr 9, 1990
Mary I Decker
Dec 31, 1969 - Mar 16, 1968

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Carl W Decker
Jul 19, 1913 - Sep 3, 2000
North River, NY
Oswald Decker
Dec 26, 1925 - Feb 8, 2000
Hillsdale, NY
Harold Decker
Jun 16, 1925 - Sep 15, 2005
Mesa, AZ
Ruth E Decker
May 9, 1923 - Apr 13, 2003
Franklin, NC
Ira Decker
Mar 2, 1878 - September 1962
New York
Margaret Decker
Jul 28, 1925 - July 1977
Harrison Decker
Jul 16, 1919 - February 1986
Warwick, NY
Kenneth H Decker
Jul 10, 1926 - Dec 25, 1998
Chester, NY
Clarence Decker
Apr 1, 1925 - December 1974
Harold Decker
Jun 18, 1927 - April 1983
Gansevoort, NY
Helen E Decker
May 5, 1921 - Jan 23, 1994
Albany, NY
Dorothy M Decker
Dec 10, 1923 - Jun 15, 2010
Ridgewood, NY
Rita A Decker
Oct 28, 1920 - Sep 14, 1996
Kingston, NY
Olive Decker
Mar 3, 1886 - January 1965
New York
Rae Decker
Dec 5, 1925 - Feb 7, 2000
High Falls, NY
Edward M Decker
May 18, 1926 - Jun 3, 1991
Edith M Decker
Mar 15, 1914 - Sep 3, 2003
Earlville, NY
Lillian Decker
Sep 14, 1899 - August 1986
Schenectady, NY
Virginia Decker
Dec 2, 1924 - June 1984
Helen Decker
Apr 26, 1897 - May 1973
Homestead, FL

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Jun 26, 1925 - Dec 5, 1990
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Mar 17, 1925 - May 18, 2007
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