In memory of Charles Gilbert Decker, my Maternal 2nd Great-Grandfather on the DECKER branch.
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Charles Gilbert Decker
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1862 Apr 7
Carbondale, Lackawanna, Pennsylvania
1909 May 20
Walden, Orange, New York
Charles Gilbert Decker was born on the 7th of April, 1862, in Carbondale, Pennsylvania. At the time, Carbondale was considered part of Luzerne County, however, the county was divided in 1878 and Carbondale became part of Lackawanna County. The city prospered on coal and the railroad. He married Lydia (Mayo) Ames, former wife of Halloway Ames. He and Lydia had seven known children. He was employed at the engine works in Walden, Montgomery County, New York, when he died from pneumonia on the 20th of May, 1909, in Walden. Charles and Lydia's known children were: Delaphina Decker, Iona B. Decker, Norman G. Decker, Theodore R. Decker, Herbert Decker, and Oscar Decker.
Charles Gilbert Decker & Lydia Mayo were the parents of my ancestor,
Other known children:
- Delaphina Decker, born Jan. 19, 1897.
- Iona B. Decker, born Nov. 24, 1898.
- Harry W. Decker, born abt. 1901.
- Norman G. Decker, born Oct. 27, 1902.
- Oscar Decker, born Feb, 10, 1905.
- Theodore R. Decker
- Herbert Decker
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