In memory of Delaphina Decker, my Maternal Great-Grandmother on the DECKER branch.
1900 U.S. Federal Census Warwick, Orange, New York
1910 U.S. Federal Census Warwick, Orange, New York
1915 New York State Census Warwick, Orange, New York
1930 U.S. Federal Census Oakland, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania
1940 U.S. Federal Census Asbury Park, Monmouth, New Jersey
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1897 Jan 19
Port Jervis, Orange, New York
1925 Oct 8
Newark, Essex, New Jersey
1982 Feb 6
East Stroudsburg, Monroe, Pennsylvania
Sherburne West Hill Cemetery
Sherburne, Chenango, NY
Delaphina Decker, better known as "Mary", was a daughter of Charles Gilbert Decker and Lydia (Mayo) Decker. Delaphina was born on the 19th of January, 1897, in Port Jervis, Orange County, New York. She is known to have attended school in nearby Warwick, where her family was found when the 1900 census was taken. Her father died when she was 12 years old and the following year she was counted on the 1910 census living in the home of Dr. Charles W. Many in Warwick as a "Servant". Her mother was still living in Warwick with Delephina's younger brothers in 1910 and 1920. She attended Bethel Bible Institute, in Newark, New Jersey, where she met her future husband and lifelong partner, William Henry Dickinson, the first-born son of Harry Dickinson and Annie Robinson.
She married William Henry Dickinson on October 8, 1925, in Newark, New Jersey and together they established and pastored many churches in the tri-state area including Assembly of God churches in Oakland, PA, Moravia, NY, Lansingville, NY, Ludlowville, NY, Glens Falls, NY, Asbury Park, NJ, Bethpage, NY, Fredonia, NY, Carthage, NY, Middletown, NY, Woodburne, NY, and Bangor, PA. They were both licensed ministers. William and Mary had the following children: William ("Ben"), James, Elizabeth ("Betty"), Margaret, Robert, Ruth, and Jonathan Dickinson.
Mary was a devout Christian women, serving the ministry with her husband on a full-time basis all her life. William died at the age of 79 on the 9th of December, 1978, and Mary died four years later, on the 6th of February, 1982, in East Stroudsburg, Monroe County, Pennsylvania, at the age of 85. Together, she and William are buried in West Hill Cemetery in Sherburne, Chenango County, New York. A complete genealogy of the couple is provided in "The Family of Rev. William H. Dickinson".
Delaphina Decker & William Henry Dickinson were the parents of my ancestor,
Other known children:
Della Agnes Decker
William Benjamin Dickinson
James I. Dickinson
Mary Elizabeth Dickinson
Margaret Annie Dickinson (1930-1954)
Records, photos, and memorabilia pertaining to the life of Delaphina Decker:
Confirmed by match with Rick Elrod, Benjamin Stevens, Lennie Vilches, and Lena Wheeler, descendants of William H Dickinson and Delaphine Decker.
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