Merle T Decordova (1918 - 1989)

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Merle T Decordova
1918 - 1989
updated February 06, 2019
Merle T Decordova was born on August 12, 1918. He died on November 2, 1989 at age 71. We know that Merle T Decordova had been residing in Carrollton, Dallas County, Texas.


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Merle T Decordova passed away on November 2, 1989 at age 71. He was born on August 12, 1918. We have no information about Merle's immediate family. We know that Merle T Decordova had been residing in Carrollton, Dallas County, Texas.
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In 1918, in the year that Merle T Decordova was born, following European countries, Daylight Saving Time went into effect in the United States in March. It was an effort to conserve fuel needed to produce electric power. This was a war effort and proved unpopular so in most areas of the United States, Daylight Saving Time ended after World War I. It returned during World War II.

In 1941, Merle was 23 years old when on December 7th, the Japanese attacked the military base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The surprise aerial attack damaged 8 U.S. battleships (6 later returned to service), including the USS Arizona, and destroyed 188 aircraft. 2,402 American citizens died and 1,178 wounded were wounded. On December 8th, the U.S. declared war on Japan and on December 11th, Germany and Italy (allies of Japan) declared war on the United States. World War II was in full swing.

In 1951, by the time he was 33 years old, on February 27th, the 22nd Amendment to the US Constitution (which limited the number of terms a president may serve to two) was ratified by 36 states, making it a part of the U.S. Constitution. The Amendment was both a reaction to the 4 term Roosevelt presidency and also the recognition of a long-standing tradition in American politics.

In 1974, at the age of 56 years old, Merle was alive when on August 9th, Gerald R. Ford became the 38th President of the United States. He had been Vice President for 8 months when he became President due to the resignation of President Nixon.

In 1989, in the year of Merle T Decordova's passing, on March 24th, the Exxon Valdez, an oil tanker, struck a reef in Alaska's Prince William Sound and oil began spilling out of the hold. The oil would eventually contaminate more than a thousand miles of coastline. It is estimated that over 10.8 million gallons of crude oil spilled into the Sound - killing 100,000 to 250,000 seabirds, over 2,800 sea otters, about 12 river otters, 300 harbor seals, 247 bald eagles, and 22 orcas - as well as an unknown number of salmon and herring.

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Guy Decordova
Jun 25, 1943 - Dec 15, 1987
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Rex M Decordova
Oct 21, 1935 - Aug 29, 2007
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Norman E Decordova
Mar 14, 1945 - Oct 14, 2000
Mesquite, TX
Leander Decordova
Dec 5, 1877 - September 1969
Woodland Hills, California
Lee Decordova
Sep 29, 1904 - February 1976
Hawthorne, Nevada
Marilyn C Decordova
Jun 23, 1934 - Jul 11, 2002
Lakewood, CA
Howard Decordova
Feb 29, 1904 - June 1979
Olympia, Washington
Janet T Decordova
Sep 14, 1919 - Sep 1, 2009
North Hollywood, CA
Maria A Decordova
Sep 23, 1933 - Aug 4, 2007
Guaynabo, PR
Grethe Decordova
Dec 12, 1925 - Jan 12, 1994
Maitland, FL
Antonia v Decordova
Nov 15, 1940 - Aug 2, 2008
Phoenix, Arizona
Carl D. Decordova
Born: around 1959
Carolyn (Curry) Decordova
Born: around 1963
Ty J. Decordova
Born: around 1982
Jennifer N. (Diver) Decordova
Born: around 1983
Cody R. Decordova
Born: around 1980
Emily A. (Williams) Decordova
Born: around 1983
Frank H. Decordova Iii
Born: around 1984
Autumn C. (Reeves) Decordova
Born: around 1983
Samuel Decordova
Born: around 1982

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