Nell Decoursey (1886 - 1969)

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Nell Decoursey
1886 - 1969
updated February 06, 2019
Nell Decoursey was born on October 14, 1886. She died in February 1969 at age 82. We know that Nell Decoursey had been residing in New York, New York County, New York.


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Nell Decoursey died in February 1969 at age 82. She was born on October 14, 1886. We have no information about Nell's family. We know that Nell Decoursey had been residing in New York, New York County, New York.
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In 1886, in the year that Nell Decoursey was born, on February 14th, the first train left Los Angeles for the East -by the way of the transcontinental railroad - with a cargo of oranges. Due to irrigation and the import of water, Los Angeles was the ideal place to grow oranges - which became a popular addition to Christmas stockings.

In 1905, at the age of 19 years old, Nell was alive when the Industrial Workers of the World was founded. An international labor union founded in Chicago, it was most often referred to as the "Wobblies" and had ties to the socialist movement and the anarchist movement. At its peak, it had 150,000 members.

In 1926, by the time she was 40 years old, on October 31st, Harry Houdini died in Michigan. Houdini was the most famed magician of his time and perhaps of all time, especially for his acts involving escapes - from handcuffs, straitjackets, chains, ropes slung from skyscrapers, and more. He was president of the Society of American Magicians and stringently upheld professional ethics. He died of complications from a ruptured appendix. Although he had received a blow to the area a couple of days previously, the connection between the blow and his appendicitis is disputed.

In 1947, by the time she was 61 years old, in June, the Marshall Plan was proposed to help European nations recover economically from World War II. It passed the conservative Republican Congress in March of 1948. After World War I, the economic devastation of Germany caused by burdensome reparations payments led to the rise of Hitler. The Allies didn't want this to happen again and the Marshall Plan was devised to make sure that those conditions didn't arise again.

In 1969, in the year of Nell Decoursey's passing, in August, a previously planned small concert turned into a (free) more than 400,000 strong gathering of attendees and bands at Max Yasgur's farm in upstate New York - now called Woodstock. Just some of the 32 acts: Richie Havens, Joe Cocker, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Joan Baez, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, Jefferson Airplane, Country Joe, Santana, The Band, and Sly and the Family Stone.

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Neil A Decoursey
Aug 22, 1927 - Jan 28, 2000
Ridgewood, NY
Emerson Decoursey
Jan 8, 1921 - April 1986
Mohawk, NY
Marion Decoursey
Aug 16, 1902 - May 20, 1994
Syracuse, NY
Dorothy Decoursey
May 16, 1912 - April 1977
East Syracuse, NY
Edward F Decoursey
Mar 16, 1933 - Oct 3, 1996
Seffner, FL
May F Decoursey
May 17, 1930 - Feb 26, 2010
East Syracuse, NY
Muriel Decoursey
Apr 4, 1924 - May 1979
Howard Patrick Decoursey
Apr 7, 1934 - Jan 28, 2010
Bradley Beach, NJ
Lavetta Decoursey
Mar 13, 1913 - November 1983
Syracuse, NY
Joseph Decoursey
Mar 18, 1933 - Dec 25, 2001
Huntington Station, NY
Anna Decoursey
Oct 8, 1885 - June 1974
Mohawk, NY
Gilbert Decoursey
May 1, 1934 - September 1982
John J Decoursey
Nov 4, 1925 - Feb 16, 2001
Brooklyn, NY
Henry Decoursey
Oct 2, 1897 - January 1965
New York
Andrew Decoursey
Jan 22, 1897 - March 1967
Livingston, NJ
Paul Decoursey
Oct 2, 1902 - February 1971
Haddonfield, NJ
Catherine B Decoursey
Apr 10, 1909 - Apr 14, 1997
Haddonfield, NJ
Elizabeth Noreen Decoursey
Dec 20, 1930 - Feb 9, 2010
Tampa, FL
Mildred Decoursey
Sep 6, 1904 - July 1982
Livingston, NJ
Gilbert Decoursey
Jan 18, 1918 - November 1981
Sewell, NJ

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