Mary Decker (1898 - 1980)

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Mary Decker
1898 - 1980
updated February 06, 2019
Mary Decker was born on January 27, 1898. She died in June 1980 at 82 years old.


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Mary Decker passed away in June 1980 at 82 years old. She was born on January 27, 1898. There is no information about Mary's family.
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In 1898, in the year that Mary Decker was born, magnate and philanthropist John D. Rockefeller's Standard Oil Company controlled 84% of the oil and pipelines in the United States. Rockefeller grew Standard Oil through the merger of several other small oil companies throughout the U.S., creating a monopoly.

In 1908, she was merely 10 years old when unemployment in the U.S. was at 8.0% and the cost of a first-class stamp was 2 cents while the population in the United States was 88,710,000. The world population was almost 4.4 billion.

In 1912, by the time she was just 14 years old, in October, former President Theodore Roosevelt was shot, but not killed, while campaigning for another term as President with the newly created Bull Moose (Progressive) Party. John Schrank was a Bavarian-born saloon-keeper from New York who had been stalking Roosevelt when he shot him just before a campaign speech. Shot in the chest (and showing the audience his bloody shirt), Roosevelt went on to give a 55 to 90 minute talk (reports vary on the length) before being treated for the injury. After 8 days in the hospital, Roosevelt went back on the campaign trail.

In 1925, when she was 27 years old, 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 1980, in the year of Mary Decker's passing, on December 8th, ex-Beatle John Lennon was shot and killed by Mark David Chapman in front of his home - the Dakota - in New York City. Chapman was found guilty of murder and still remains in jail.

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Mary F Decker
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California, United States
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Geelong, Australia
Mary Hazel Jean Decker
1912 - 1976
Geelong, Australia
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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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Lula Decker
Jun 8, 1897 - June 1982
Temple City, California
Donald L Decker
Jun 18, 1931 - Feb 8, 2001
Burlington, IA
William D Decker
Aug 27, 1930 - Mar 26, 2007
Prairie du Chien, WI
Clinton L Decker
Oct 4, 1930 - Jan 17, 1999
Floyd, IA
William N Decker
Oct 1, 1926 - Apr 12, 2000
La Motte, IA
Virginia C Decker
Dec 26, 1930 - May 26, 2002
Lorimor, IA
Gary D Decker
Mar 23, 1934 - Jan 1, 2011
Poughkeepsie, NY
Thomas L Decker
Jan 11, 1935 - Apr 19, 1995
Des Moines, IA
Germain C Decker
Feb 6, 1934 - Dec 15, 2010
Jesup, IA
Violet A Decker
Oct 5, 1904 - Mar 25, 1996
Little Cedar, IA
Raymond J Decker
Dec 20, 1929 - Oct 3, 2001
Dubuque, IA
William Decker
May 28, 1896 - December 1975
Algona, Iowa
Neomi P Decker
Feb 10, 1915 - Jul 29, 2006
Glenwood, IA
Josephine C Decker
Mar 7, 1912 - Sep 13, 2004
Walker, IA
Cora E Decker
Jan 5, 1909 - Feb 11, 1998
Waukon, IA
Ernest Decker
May 26, 1906 - October 1976
Waukon, Iowa
Max Decker
Jan 7, 1912 - September 1979
Winthrop, Iowa
Charles Decker
Apr 17, 1880 - April 1966
Cresco, Iowa
Richard F Decker
Oct 9, 1943 - Mar 30, 2003
Daleville, IN
Lois M Decker
Jan 13, 1915 - Jan 4, 2002
Cresco, IA

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Fort Dodge, IA
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