In memory of Lydia Mayo, my Maternal 2nd Great-Grandmother on the DECKER branch.

Bibliography:

  1. 1900 Census Warwick, Orange, New York 
    "United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MSL7-1S5 : accessed 21 June 2017), Delphina Decker in household of Charles G Decker, Warwick Township (excl. Warwick vill.), Orange, New York, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 53, sheet 6B, family 135, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,241,142.

  2. 1910 Census Warwick, Orange, New York
    "United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M5ZV-G4G : accessed 7 November 2017), Lydia Decker, Warwick, Orange, New York, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 87, sheet 15B, family 84, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 1061; FHL microfilm 1,375,074.

  3. 1915 New York State Census
    "New York State Census, 1915," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K9GS-KY1 : 8 November 2014), Lyida Decker, Warwick, Orange, New York, United States; from "New York, State Census, 1915," database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2012); citing p. 25, line 32, state population census schedules, 1915, New York State Archives, Albany.

  4. 1920 Census Warwick, Orange, New York
    Ancestry.com. 1920 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch; Year: 1920; Census Place: Warwick, Orange, New York; Roll: T625_1253; Page: 7B; Enumeration District: 183

  5. 1930 Census Hamburg, Sussex, New Jersey
    Year: 1930; Census Place: Hamburg, Sussex, New Jersey; Roll: 1384; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 0012; Image: 784.0; FHL microfilm: 2341119

  6. 1940 Census Hamburg, Sussex, New Jersey
    Year: 1940; Census Place: Hamburg, Sussex, New Jersey; Roll: T627_2384; Page: 10B; Enumeration District: 19-12

  7. "New York, County Marriages, 1847-1848; 1908-1936," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XVPW-197 : 5 November 2017), Oscar Mayo in entry for Abram Lott and Lydia Decker, 24 Nov 1915, , New York, United States; citing ref. ID 7083, county clerk’s office,; FHL microfilm 829,655.

  8. "New York, County Marriages, 1847-1848; 1908-1936," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/Q2MT-CDVK : 26 September 2017), Lydia Decker in entry for Theodore R Decker and Katherine C Block, 24 Aug 1927, Orange, New York, United States; citing ref. ID Page 683, county clerk’s office,; FHL microfilm 830,694.

  9. "New York, County Marriages, 1847-1848; 1908-1936," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KZ93-S2Q : 27 September 2017), Lydia Maye in entry for Norman G Decker and Beatrice May Morgan, 10 Sep 1924, Orange, New York, United States; citing ref. ID , county clerk’s office,; FHL microfilm 829,658.

  10. Warwick Valley Dispatch, May 24, 1916.

  11. New Jersey State Death Index 1951 

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Lydia Mayo

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Birth:

1873 June 10

Terry, Bradford, Pennsylvania

Marriage:

1896 (est.)

Pennsylvania or New York (probably)

Death:

Burial:

1951 June

Hamburg, Sussex, New Jersey (probably)

North Hardyston Cemetery

Hamburg, Sussex, NJ

Father:

Biography

Lydia Mayo was believed to have been born on June 10, 1872 in Terry, Bradford, Pennsylvania, but in subsequent records and on her gravestone, her birth year is given as 1873. When the census was taken on June 12, 1880, Lydia was living with her parents in Terry, Bradford, Pennsylvania. Her age was given as 8 years old. 

 

Lydia married Halloway L. Ames, son of Lorenzo and Priscilla Ames, on February 13, 1893, in Scranton. Together, they had one daughter, Olive May Ames, and lived in Scranton together for a short time. About 1896, Lydia left Ames and married Charles Decker, who supposedly resided in Edwardsville (or Edwardsdale) at the time. They were said to have been married quickly and on January 19, 1897, their daughter, Delaphine Decker, was born in Port Jervis, New York. In 1900, they were living in Warwick, Orange County, New York. Warwick is 80 miles east of Scranton. Charles died in 1909 in Walden, New York, and in 1910 and 1915, Lydia was still living in Warwick. In 1915, Lydia married Abram Lott. The following year, Lott was sentenced to 30 days in jail for deserting the family. In 1940, Lydia was living alone in Hamburg, New Jersey. She died in 1951 and is buried in North Hardyston Cemetery in Hamburg, New Jersey. Abram Lott died in 1956 and is buried in Pine Grove Cemetery in Matamora, Pike County, Pennsylvania.

Children

Lydia Mayo & Charles Gilbert Decker were the parents of my ancestor,

Other known children:

See Charles Decker.

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