Charles G. Decker at Pine Island, 1907

Updated: Feb 2, 2019

This 1907 article from the Warwick Valley Dispatch is almost certainly referring to Charles Gilbert Decker, the father of Delaphina Decker who married William Henry Dickinson.

Warwick school records confirm "Delaphine Decker" attended the Warwick Valley Central School district (Pine Island School), from January to May in 1908.

Notice, in this detailed 1903 map, Jesse Decker is shown living on the outskirts of Pine Island, in Warwick. Jesse Decker who was born abt. 1827 and was living in Warwick at the time of the 1875 State Census when he was reported as living with his wife, Sarah (est. b. 1837), and two daughters, Caroline and Mary Decker, ages 12 and 14.

Charles Decker's obituary printed in June of 1909 is somewhat confusing, stating that he was employed at the engine works in Walden and "died in that village". Furthermore, it states that he "moved to Walden from the Village to Florida about six months ago". (Warwick Advertiser, 6-4-1909).

Walden is a village in the town of Montgomery, Orange County, New York, about 25 miles northeast of Florida. Florida and Pine Island are both villages in the town of Warwick. Notice, Pine Island is only about 12 miles from Sussex (Deckertown), New Jersey.

For more information about Charles Decker, see the Decker page. For other Deckers, click here.

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