Mary Decker (1919 - 1985)

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Mary Decker
1919 - 1985
updated February 06, 2019
Mary Decker was born on August 14, 1919. She died in March 1985 at 65 years old. We know that Mary Decker had been residing in Norwich, New London County, Connecticut.

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Mary Decker passed away in March 1985 at age 65. She was born on August 14, 1919. We are unaware of information about Mary's immediate family. We know that Mary Decker had been residing in Norwich, New London County, Connecticut.
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In 1919, in the year that Mary Decker was born, on January 6th, President Theodore Roosevelt died. Having gone to bed the previous night after being treated for breathing problems, the ex-President died in his sleep from a clot that had traveled to his lungs. He was 60. After a simple service, Roosevelt was buried on a hillside overlooking Oyster Bay.

In 1946, she was 27 years old when pediatrician Dr. Benjamin Spock's book "The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care" was published. It sold half a million copies in the first six months. Aside from the Bible, it became the best selling book of the 20th century. A generation of Baby Boomers were raised by the advice of Dr. Spock.

In 1952, when she was 33 years old, on July 2, Dr. Jonas E. Salk tested the first dead-virus polio vaccine on 43 children. The worst epidemic of polio had broken out that year - in the U.S. there were 58,000 cases reported. Of these, 3,145 people had died and 21,269 were left with mild to disabling paralysis.

In 1972, by the time she was 53 years old, on November 7th, Richard Nixon won re-election, amidst the dawning knowledge of the Watergate scandal, by 60.7% to anti-war candidate George McGovern's 37.5%.

In 1985, in the year of Mary Decker's passing, on March 15th, the first internet domain name was registered - Symbolics.com. Symbolics, Inc., a spinoff of the MIT AI Lab, was a computer manufacturer headquartered in Massachusetts. The company no longer exists and the domain name was sold 25 years later.

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Donald K Decker
Sep 26, 1920 - Nov 16, 1984
Cornelia M Decker
Jul 21, 1902 - May 10, 1988
Windsor, CT
Andrew Decker
Jul 12, 1923 - June 1987
Winsted, CT
Mary N Decker
Jun 10, 1891 - Feb 9, 1989
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Earle v Decker
Dec 31, 1923 - Mar 10, 1992
Meriden, CT
Annie Decker
May 10, 1896 - October 1984
Lakeville, CT
Doris Decker
Jul 13, 1925 - Aug 24, 2010
Torrington, CT
Willa Decker
Nov 10, 1900 - December 1973
Baltimore, MD
Cecil Decker
Aug 27, 1923 - June 1983
Hanover, MD
Walter Decker
Sep 16, 1925 - November 1974
Plainville, CT
William M Decker
Apr 15, 1926 - Mar 7, 2004
Windsor Locks, CT
Anna M Decker
Oct 17, 1926 - March 1988
Naugatuck, CT
Harriet Decker
Dec 2, 1901 - June 1981
Fairfax, VA
James O Decker
Aug 30, 1926 - Mar 25, 2005
Snowflake, AZ
Alice L Decker
Feb 10, 1912 - July 1991
Winsted, CT
Alta Decker
May 12, 1925 - Nov 18, 1996
Millerton, NY
William G Decker
Jun 9, 1926 - Mar 18, 2002
Winsted, CT

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