Descendants of Jan Broersen Decker

Notes


1624. Fred Wilber

was recorded as 17 october, but draft registration lists 15 sept.

1900 census lists birth as Aug 1875? South Dakota

1900 US Census, South Dakota, Brown Co., Bath (ED# 47, p. 3B)
(enumerated 25 June 1900)

Wilberd, Fred Head W M Aug 1875 24 M 3 MI MI Mass Farmer
----- Lizzie Wife W F Feb 1874 26 M 3 Germ Germ Germ
----- Earl Son W M Dec 1898 1 S SD MI Germ

Note: Enumerated and indexed as Wilberd. Previous 2 families are also "Wilberd" families, including his father Henry and uncle Ira (indexed as Frey).

Lizzie listed as having 1 child, 1 now living.

Source: Ancestry.com original image

1930 US Census, South Dakota, Brown Co., Bath (ED#15, 4A/243)
(enumerated 28 April 1930)

Wilber, Fred Head M W 52 M 19 MI MI VT Farming, farm
----- Elizabeth Wife F W 54 M 21 Ger Ger Ger

Note: Son Roger Wilber & family is the previous listing on the same page

Source; Ancestry.com original image

South Dakota Death Index, 1905-1955 on Ancestry.com

Fred Wilber
15 Oct 1949
Brown Co.
Page 276


Elizabeth Schnase

Birth of Feb 1874 in Germany is listed on 1900 census.


1860. Robert Wilber

Robert Wilber
Death Date: 04 Dec 1905
Brown Co., Page 269

Source: South Dakota Death Index, 1905-1955 on Ancestry.com (original image)


1861. Rena Martha Wilber

Rena M. Wilber
Death: 17 Jul 1908
Brown Co., P. 269

Source: South Dakota Death Index, 1905-1955 on Ancestry.com (original image)


1626. Estella Wilber

1900 Census indicates birth in Sep 1881, SD


1864. Ruby Rekow

Kahn
Ruby Rekow

Other marriages:

Sortum,


1630. William Ira Wilber

Date given on WWI Draft Registration

South Dakota Death Index 1905-1955 on Ancestry.com

William I Wilber
Death 25 Mar 1936
Brown Co.
Page 820


Emma E Elsner

South Dakota Death Index 1905-1955 on Ancestry.com

Emma E Wilber
Death: 8 May 1913
Brown Co.
Page 641


1868. Ira Adolph Wilber

Ira Adolph Wilber
Male
Brown Co.
Emma Elsner
William Wilber
August 7, 1896
File Date; June 15, 1938

Source: South Dakota Births, 1856-1903, on Ancestry.com

Wilber, Ira A
Male
Birth: 7 Aug 1896, South Dakota
Death: 14 Feb 1982, Los Angeles
Mothers Maiden Name: Elsner

Source: California Death Index, 1940-1997 on Ancestry.com


1869. Leroy Earl Wilber

Leroy Earl Wilber
Male
Brown Co.
Emma Elsner
William Ira Wilber
August 31, 1900
File Date: October 21, 1941

Source: South Dakota Births, 1856-1903, on Ancestry.com


1872. William Walker Wilber

Riverside Cemetery, Aberdeen, Brown, SD


1631. Oren Edger Wilber

Was listed as 30 May 1875, but SSDI & WWI Draft Registraton indicate 29 may

1930 US Census, South Dakota, Brown Co, Aberdeen (ED#6, p. 12A/112)
(enumerated April 12, 1930)


311 Jay? St South

Wilber, Orin E Head M W 54 M 25 MI MI Can. ??, Cab Service
----- Laura E Wife F W 48 M 19 WI WI WI bookkeeper, Cab Service
Kriesel, Mazie? Lodger F W 27 S ND Ger Iowa bookkeper, Pudua? Co.

Source: Ancestry.com original image

1939 was listed, but SSDI indicates 1949

Source: SSDI on Ancestry.com

Born: 29 May 1875
Died: Jan 1949
Issued: South Dakota

South Dakota Death Index 1905-1955 on Ancestry.com
Oren E Welber
Death: 27 Jan 1949
Brown Co.
page 262


Laura Emma Holborn

Enumerated with mother( ?? Aarrington, b. Wisconsin) & sister (Anna B, b. SD) on 1900 census. Occupation: Dressmaker

Birth information on 1900 census given as born Wisc., Apr 1881.


1875. Vernon T Wilber

Date confirmed by SSDI

South Dakota Births 1856-1903 on Ancestry.com

Vernon T Wilber
State file number: 570604
Male
Brown Co.
Mother: Laura Emma Holborn
Father: Oren Edgar Wilber
Birth: 19010903
File Date: 19420123

Source: SSDI on Ancestry.com

Born 3 Sep 1901
Died Nov 1978
Issued South Dakota
Last Res. Aberdeen, Brown, South Dakota

St. Mary's Cemetery, Aberdeen, Brown, SD.


Frances Jarrett

Riverside Cemetery, Aberdeen, Brown, SD


Mary Fillbach

St. Mary's Cemetery, Aberdeen, Brown, SD


1635. Angeline Wilber

Angeline Wilber
Female
Brown Co.
Mallissa Laurence
Ira Wilber
July 3, 1882
File Date; March 6, 1942

Source: South Dakota Births, 1856-1903, on Ancestry.com


1637. Ida Laura Wilber

Ida Laura Wilber
Female
Brown Co.
Malissa Laurence
Ira Wilber
November 15, 1887
File Date: March 6, 1942

Source: South Dakota Births, 1856-1903, on Ancestry.com


1638. John T Wilber

John T. Wilber
Male
Brown Co.
Mallissa Laurence
Ira Wilber
March 26, 1892
File Date: January 24, 1942

Source: South Dakota Births, 1856-1903, on Ancestry.com

1930 US Census, South Dakota, Brown Co., Aberdeen (ED#11, p. 9A/221)
(enumerated 11 April 1930)

502? South Eighth Street:
Wilber, John T. Head M W 38 M 21 SD MI Can. Troubleman, Telephone
----- Florence A Wife F W 28 M 21 SD Swed Swed
----- Doris M Daugh F W 12 S SD SD SD
----- Vance W Son M W 11 S SD SD SD
----- Arlowyn S Daugh F W 8 S SD SD SD

(Source: Ancestry.com original image)

SSDI on Ancestry.com

Death: Nov 1972
Born: 26 Mar 1892
Issued: South Dakota
Last Residence: Glendale, Los Angeles, CA

California Death Index 1940-1997 on Ancestry.com

Wilber, John T
Male
Birth 26 Mar 1892 South Dakota
Death 16 Nov 1972 Los Angeles


Alma Florence Engberg

South Dakota Births 1856-1903 on Ancestry.com

Alma Florence Engberg
Female
Day Co.
Anna Lundeen
John B Engberg
Birth Date: February 10, 1893
File Date: January 11, 1943

Death record lists as 1892, but SSDI indicates 1893

Source: SSDI on Ancestry.com

Born: 10 Feb 1893
Died: Jun 1986
Issued: South Dakota
Last Residence: Glendale, Los Angeles, CA


Source: California Death Index 1940-1997 on Ancestry.com
Wilber, Florence A
Female
Birth 10 Feb 1892 South Dakota
Death 17 Jun 1986 Los Angeles
Mother's Maiden Name Lumdeen
Father's Surname Engberg


1880. Wayne Engberg Wilber

Wayne Wilber
Death: 10 Feb 1917
Brown Co., page 428

Source: South Dakota Death Index, 1905-1955 on Ancestry.com (original image)


1882. Vance Wingfield Wilber

Confirmed by SSDI & California Death Index

Source: SSDI on Ancestry.com

Born 31 Oct 1918
Died Feb 1983
Issued South Dakota
Last Res. North Las Vegas, Clark, Nevada


Source: California Death Index, 1940-1997 on Ancestry.com
Wilber, Vance W
Male
Birth: 31 Oct 1918 South Dakota
Death: 26 Feb 1983, Los Angeles


1883. Arloween S Wilber

Source: SSDI on Ancestry.com

Source: SSDI on Ancestry.com


1645. Bertha Elinor Decker

Source: Ours - Then and Now; Anneke Jans Bogardus - Van Horn - Yates - Decker and Allied Lines; by Elinor Randlemon; edited by Evelyn W. Dolan;
retrieved 1/27/2010 from Family History Archives

[This is the author]


Oscar Ludlow Randlemon

Source: Ours - Then and Now; Anneke Jans Bogardus - Van Horn - Yates - Decker and Allied Lines; by Elinor Randlemon; edited by Evelyn W. Dolan;
retrieved 1/27/2010 from Family History Archives

[husband of author]


1884. Wilma Ver Randlemon

Source: Ours - Then and Now; Anneke Jans Bogardus - Van Horn - Yates - Decker and Allied Lines; by Elinor Randlemon; edited by Evelyn W. Dolan;
retrieved 1/27/2010 from Family History Archives

[daughter of author]


1886. Kenneth Jay Randlemon

Source: Ours - Then and Now; Anneke Jans Bogardus - Van Horn - Yates - Decker and Allied Lines; by Elinor Randlemon; edited by Evelyn W. Dolan;
retrieved 1/27/2010 from Family History Archives

[son of author]


1646. Whitney Earl Decker

Source: Ours - Then and Now; Anneke Jans Bogardus - Van Horn - Yates - Decker and Allied Lines; by Elinor Randlemon; edited by Evelyn W. Dolan;
retrieved 1/27/2010 from Family History Archives

[Brother of the author]

Lived and died at Mullen, Idaho


Nannie Fern Jessen

Source: Ours - Then and Now; Anneke Jans Bogardus - Van Horn - Yates - Decker and Allied Lines; by Elinor Randlemon; edited by Evelyn W. Dolan;
retrieved 1/27/2010 from Family History Archives


1648. Zecharia Nathanial Decker

1900 US Census, Arizona, Navajo, Taylor (ED# 43 p 7B)
(enumerated 13 June 1900)

Decker, Zecharia N head W M May 1872 28 M 4 Utah Utah Utah Farmer
----- Laura M wife W F Feb 1875 25 M 4 Utah Ohio Sweden
----- Edwin son W M Jan 1897 3 S Utah Utah Utah
----- Jesse N son W M Sep 1898 1 S Arizona Utah Utah

Note: Indexed as Deckar. Brother Louis/Lewis is on same page, previous listing.

Source: Ancestry.com original image

1910 US Census, Arizona, Navajo, Pinedale (ED# 140, p. 8B)
(enumerated 18 May 1910)

Decker, Zecharia N head M W 37 M1 14 Utah Utah Utah Stockraiser, Sheep

Note: Father listed on page 3A, same township. Not listed with wife & children.

Source: Ancestry.com original image

1920 US Census, Arizona, Navajo, Snowflake (ED# 92, p. 6A)
(enumerated 20 Jan 1920)

Decker, Zecharia N head M W 47 M Utah Utah Utah Teacher, grade school
----- Laura M wife F W 44 M Utah Ohio Sweden
----- Edwin J son M W 22 S Ariz Ariz Ariz Minister, missionary
----- Jesse N son M W 21 S Ariz Ariz Ariz Laborer, sawmill
----- Joseph S son M W 17 S Ariz Ariz Ariz
----- Eunice M dau F W 14 S Ariz Ariz Ariz
----- John F son M W 13 S Ariz Ariz Ariz
----- Ruth L dau F W 6 S Ariz Ariz Ariz
----- Iva R dau F W 3 3/12 S Ariz Ariz Ariz

Note: Father is previous listing on page

Source: Ancestry.com original image

1930 US Census, Arizona, Navajo, Snowflake (ED# 17 p. 5A/188)
(enumerated 10 April 1930)

Decker, Z N head M W 57 M 23 Utah US Utah Laborer, odd jobs
----- Laura M wife F W 55 M 21 Utah US Sweden
----- Ruth dau F W 16 S Ariz Utah Utah
----- Joseph son M W 27 S Ariz Utah Utah Salesman, life insurance
----- John son M W 23 S Ariz Utah Utah
Decker Iva dau F W 13 S Ariz Utah Utah
----- Z B father M W 80 Wd Utah NY Ill Farmer

Source: Ancestry.com original image


1895. Edwin J Decker

Social Security Death Index Record
about Edwin Decker
Name: Edwin Decker
Last Residence: 85937 Snowflake, Navajo, Arizona, United States of America
Born: 15 Jan 1897
Died: Feb 1982
State (Year) SSN issued: Arizona (Before 1951 )

Source: SSDI on Ancestry.com


1656. Anna Lillian Decker

Listed as Ann N on 1880 Census.

Family Data Collection - Individual Records Record
about Anna Lillian Decker
Name: Anna Lillian Decker
Spouse: Anna Lillian Decker
Parents: James Bean Decker , Anna Maria Mickelsen
Birth Place: Iron, Parowan, UT
Birth Date: 13 November 1875
Marriage Place: Salt Lake City, S Lk, UT
Marriage Date: 17 December 1902
Death Place: Salt Lake City, S Lk, UT
Death Date: 17 July 1963

Source: Ancestry.com

Utah Cemetery Inventory Record
about Anna Lillian Decker Wood
Name: Anna Lillian Decker Wood
Birth Date: 13 November 1875
Birth Place: PAROWAN,UTAH
Death Date: 19 July 1963
Death Place: SALT LAKE CITY,UTAH
Burial Date: 22 July 1963
Cemetery: Salt Lake City Cemetery
Source: Sexton Records
Grave Location: F-11-18-2-RDWY


Joseph Henry Wood

Utah Since Statehood, Volumes 1-4

Description:
Utah was settled by Mormon pioneers in 1847, and it became the 45th state in 1896. This database contains a four-book series published in 1919. The first volume is a history of the state from before the Mormon settlers arrived through about 1920. The last three volumes contain biographical sketches of prominent people throughout the state. For those researching early Utah history, this will be a helpful database.

Source Information:
Ancestry.com, comp. Utah Since Statehood, Volumes 1-4. [database online] Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2000. Original data: Noble Warrum, ed. Utah Since Statehood, 4 volumes. Chicago, IL; Salt Lake City, UT: S.J. Clarke Publishing Co., 1919.

J. H. Wood (page 293-294)

J. H. Wood, a prosperous farmer and stock raiser of San Juan county, specializing in Hereford cattle, makes his home at Monticello. He was born at Cedar City, Utah, March 8, 1875, and in the paternal line comes of English ancestry. He is a son of Samuel and Josephine C. (Chatterley) Wood, the former a native of England, whence he came to Utah when a lad of fifteen years. He was married at Cedar City and in 1883. removed to Bluff, while in 1893 he came to Monticello, where he passed away in 1910. He was a pioneer at Cedar City, Iron county, and at Bluff and was a most progressive man, contributing in substantial measure to the upbuilding of both Bluff and Monticello. He was at all times most practical and his labors were therefore far-reaching and resultant. In his farming operations he followed progressive methods and aided in reclaiming the wild land of this region for the purposes of civilization. He was also active in the work of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

J. H. Wood attended the public schools of Bluff and the Brigham Young University at Provo. When eighteen years of age he began farming and undertook the task of building up a herd of cattle at Bluff. At the end of eight years thus spent he removed to Monticello, where he secured a homestead that he still owns. He has since added to it a large tract secured from the state and has valuable farming interests, while in his stock raising he has also won substantial profit, specializing in Hereford cattle. Extending his efforts in still other directions, he has become a stockholder and a director of the Monticello State Bank and of the Monticello Cooperative Company and a stockholder of the Blue Mountain Irrigation Company.

At Salt Lake City, on the 17th of December, 1902, Mr. Wood was married to Miss Lillian Decker, who was born November 13, 1876, a daughter of James B. and Anna M. (Mickelson) Decker. Both were natives of Utah and their marriage was celebrated at Parowan, this state. They settled in San Juan county in 1880 and Mr. Decker assisted in building the roads to get to Bluff, on the San Juan river. He died at Bluff in 1901 and the mother afterward removed to Monticello. One of her daughters was born while the family were removing to Bluff, the trip being a very arduous and difficult one owing to the fact that portions of the road had to be blasted out, so that travel was very slow. To Mr. and Mrs. Wood have been born eight children: Joseph E., whose natal day was October 11, 1903; Frances Claire, born February 12, 1905; Bernice, whose birth occurred on the 3d of September, 1906; Fern who was born November 1, 1907; Clark, born November 25, 1909; Merrill, born November 3, 1911; Josephine, born August 9, 1914; and Mark, who first opened his eyes to the light of day on the 11th of December, 1917.

Mr. Wood is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and filled a mission of two and a half years to the central states, while for five years he served as bishop of Monticello ward. He was all through the Cuban campaign in the Spanish-American war. He is a republican in his political views and is a member of the town board of Monticello. He has also filled the offices of county sheriff and assessor for one term each and is now serving for the third term as county commissioner. He cooperates heartily in all plans and projects for the general good and his aid and cooperation can always be counted upon to further any movement that is calculated to benefit his community or advance its wonderful development.

See biography & burial record

1910 US Census, Utah, San Juan, Monticello (ED# 147 p. 2B)
(enumerated 19 & 20 April 1910)

Wood, Jospeh head M W 35 M1 7 Utah England Utah Farmer, general farm
----- Anna L wife F W 34 M1 7 Utah Utah Utah
----- Joseph E son M W 6 Utah Utah Utah
----- Francis C son M W 5 Utah Utah Utah
----- Anna B dau F W 3 Utah Utah Utah
----- Fern dau F W 2 Utah Utah Utah
----- Clark M son M W 4/12 Utah Utah Utah

Anna listed as having 5 children, 5 now living (all listed).
Source: Ancestry.com original image

1920 US Census, Utah, San Juan, Monticello (ED# 96 p. 5A)
(enumerated 19 & 20 January 1920)

Wood, Joseph H head M W 44 M Utah England Utah Farmer, own farm
----- Anna L wife F W 44 M Utah Utah Utah
----- Joseph E son M W 16 S Utah Utah Utah Farm hand, home farm
----- Francis C son M W 14 S Utah Utah Utah Farm hand, home farm
----- Anna B dau F W 13 S Utah Utah Utah
----- Fern dau F W 12 S Utah Utah Utah
----- Clark M son M W 10 S Utah Utah Utah
----- Merrill J son M W 8 S Utah Utah Utah
----- Josephine dau F W 5 S Utah Utah Utah
----- Mark D son M W 2 S Utah Utah Utah

Source: Ancestry.com original image

1930 US Census, Utah, Salt Lake, Salt Lake City (ED# 67, p. not visible)
(enumerated 11 April 1930)
4th Ward household 161 family 196 , address 134 E Street?)

Wood, Joseph head M W 55 M 27 Utah England Utah Manager, drink stand
----- Anna L wife F W 54 M 27 Utah Utah Utah
----- Clark M son M W 20 S Utah Utah Utah waiter, drink stand
----- Merril J son M W 18 S Utah Utah Utah paper boy, newspaper
----- Josephine dau F W 15 S Utah Utah Utah
----- Mark D son M W 12 S Utah Utah Utah

Source: Ancestry.com original image.

Utah Cemetery Inventory Record
about Joseph Henry Wood
Name: Joseph Henry Wood
Birth Date: 0 0 1875
Birth Place: CEDAR CITY, UTAH
Death Date: 7 January 1942
Death Place: 245 MODERN COURT
Burial Date: 3 July 1942
Cemetery: Salt Lake City Cemetery
Source: Sexton Records
Grave Location: F-11-18-1-

Source: Ancestry.com


1905. Fern Wood

Utah Death Index, 1905-1951 Record
about Fern Wood
Name: Fern Wood
Death Date: 28 June, 1925
State file number: 1925002460
Gender: Female
Age: 17
County of Death: Salt Lake

Source: Ancestry.com

Utah Cemetery Inventory Record
about Fern Wood
Name: Fern Wood
Birth Date: 0 0 1908
Death Date: 0 0 0
Death Place: SALT LAKE CITY,UTAH
Burial Date: 30 June 1925
Cemetery: Salt Lake City Cemetery
Source: Sexton Records
Grave Location: F-11-18-3-

Source: Ancestry.com


1906. Clark M Wood

Social Security Death Index Record
about Clark Wood
Name: Clark Wood
Last Residence: 85258 Scottsdale, Maricopa, Arizona, United States of America
Born: 25 Nov 1909
Died: Feb 1980
State (Year) SSN issued: Washington (Before 1951 )

Source: SSDI on Ancestry.com


1907. Merrill J Wood

see burial record

Also:

Social Security Death Index Record
about Merrill Wood
Name: Merrill Wood
Last Residence: 84102 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States of America
Born: 3 Nov 1911
Last Benefit: 84111 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States of America
Died: Nov 1980
State (Year) SSN issued: Illinois (Before 1951 )

Source: SSDI on Ancestry.com

Utah Cemetery Inventory Record
about Merrill J. Wood
Name: Merrill J. Wood
Birth Date: 3 November 1911
Birth Place: MONTICELLO, UTAH
Death Date: 24 October 1980
Death Place: HONDURAS
Burial Date: 1 November 1980
Cemetery: Salt Lake City Cemetery
Source: Sexton Records
Grave Location: WEST-12-62-4-W

Source: Ancestry.com


1909. Mark D Wood

Social Security Death Index Record
about Mark Wood M.D.
Name: Mark Wood M.D.
Last Residence: 80011 Aurora, Adams, Colorado, United States of America
Born: 11 Dec 1917
Last Benefit: 80011 Aurora, Adams, Colorado, United States of America
Died: Aug 1986
State (Year) SSN issued: Utah (Before 1951 )

Source: SSDI on Ancestry.com


1659. James B Decker

Utah Since Statehood, Volumes 1-4

Description:
Utah was settled by Mormon pioneers in 1847, and it became the 45th state in 1896. This database contains a four-book series published in 1919. The first volume is a history of the state from before the Mormon settlers arrived through about 1920. The last three volumes contain biographical sketches of prominent people throughout the state. For those researching early Utah history, this will be a helpful database.

Source Information:
Ancestry.com, comp. Utah Since Statehood, Volumes 1-4. [database online] Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2000. Original data: Noble Warrum, ed. Utah Since Statehood, 4 volumes. Chicago, IL; Salt Lake City, UT: S.J. Clarke Publishing Co., 1919.


James B. Decker (page 276-277)

James B. Decker, cashier of the Monticello State Bank of Monticello, San Juan county, was born at Bluff, Utah, March 19, 1883. His parents, James B. and Anna M. (Mickeison) Decker, were representatives of early pioneer families of the state. Both were born at Parowan, where their respective parents had located on coming to Utah. In 1879 James B. Decker, Sr., assisted in building the road to Bluff, blasting the way through a bluff now known as the Hole in the Rock. He afterward returned to Parowan and in the following year, 1880, removed his family to Bluff. He was engaged in sheep and cattle raising and continued to reside at Bluff to the time of his death. He was the first stake Sunday school superintendent and the first Sunday school superintendent of Bluff ward. He likewise filled the office of county commissioner and was a member of the school board for a number of years. He took a most prominent and helpful interest in all school activities and church work and he gave to each of his children good educational opportunities. He died at Bluff, a most highly respected citizen, in 1900. His wife, Mrs. Anna M. Decker, was with her husband through all the privations and hardships of pioneer life. One of her children, a daughter, was born in a covered wagon in what is known as the Hole in the Rock, above referred to. In 1918 Mrs. Decker removed to Monticello, where she now makes her home. One of her sons, Claude Decker, volunteered when war was declared against Germany in 1917. He joined the Marines and went to France in February, 1918. He was one of the earliest of the Americans to engage in active service and was wounded in the shoulder by a machine gun but returned to the front before the close of hostilities. He received an honorable discharge September 11, 1919, and returned to his home in Monticello.

James B. Decker acquired his early education in the common schools of Bluff and afterward spent two years as a pupil in the Brigham Young University at Provo, pursuing a commercial course. He devoted three years to an agricultural course in the Utah Agricultural College at Logan and he also pursued two summer courses in science at the University of Utah. Thus liberal educational training well qualifled him for responsible duties and he is regarded as one of the most intelligent and enterprising young men of Monticello. His earlier life work was with his father in stock raising and in 1910 he became an active factor in educational circles. For two years he was principal of the schools at Milford, Utah, and in 1912 was principal of the Monticello schools, while in 1913 he accepted the principalship of the schools at Bluff and filled the office for two years. In 1915 he became associated with the Verdure Live Stock Company, operating from Monticello, and for three years was range foreman. In 1918 he became one of the incorporators of the Monticello State Bank, was chosen its cashier and has since remained one of the popular officials of the institution. He is also a stockholder in the Verdure Live Stock Company, is the owner of some splendid farm land and likewise owns a good home at Monticello.

In Salt Lake City, in September, 1909, Mr. Decker was married to Miss Laura Pearl Adams, a daughter of Charles and Sarah Ann (Davenport) Adams, who crossed the plains at an early day and were afterward called to settle Parowan, Utah. Her father was bishop for twenty-five years and both he and his wife are still living at Parowan. To Mr. and Mrs. Decker have been born five children: James, whose birth occurred at Milford, November 29, 1910; Helen, who was born at Parowan in April, 1912; Webster, born at Bluff in October, 1914; Maud May, whose birth occurred at Monticello in March, 1917; and Craig, who was born at Monticello in April, 1919.

The religious faith of the family is that of the Mormon church and Mr. Decker filled a mission to the northern states from 1906 until 1908, acting as traveling elder. He has been superintendent of the Sunday school of Monticello and has filled other positions in the church with honor and ability. His political allegiance is given to the republican party and he is an active worker in its ranks, being now chairman of the republican county central committee. He has filled the office of county treasurer and during the war he was on the building committee for the purpose of restricting excess in building. His influence has been a tangible asset in public progress and improvement in San Juan county and thus the work which was instituted by his pioneer ancestors and continued by his parents is being carried still further forward by James B. Decker.

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Possibly remarried in 1936:

Family Data Collection - Individual Records Record
about James Bean Decker
Name: James Bean Decker
Spouse: Mary Martin
Parents: James Bean Decker , Anna Maria Mickelsen
Birth Place: San Juan, Bluff, UT
Birth Date: 19 May 1883
Marriage Date: 11 June 1936
Death Place: Santa Maria, Santa Barbara, CA
Death Date: 12 May 1964

Source: Ancestry.com

Source: About Utah Since Statehood, 1919

1910 US Census, Utah, Cache Co., Logan (5 ward), ED# 21, p. 20B (Supplemental)
(enumerated 5 May 1910)

Decker, James B Lodger M W 26 M1 1 Utah Utah Utah Student, Agri College Utah
----- Laura P. Lodger F W 25 M1 1 Utah Utah Utah Student, Agri College Utah

Laura listed as having 0 children.

Source: Ancestry.com original image.

1920 US Census, Utah, San Juan, Monticello (ED# 96 p. 2B)
(enumerated 12 & 13 January 1920)

Decker, James B head M W 36 M Utah US US Cashier, Bank
----- Pearl A wife F W 34 M Utah Utah Utah
----- James B jr son M W 9 S Utah Utah Utah
----- Helen dau F W 7 S Utah Utah Utah
----- Webster son M W 5 S Utah Utah Utah
----- Maud May dau F W 2 S Utah Utah Utah
----- Creigh son M W 8mo S Utah Utah Utah

Source: Ancestry.com original image

1930 US Census, Utah, Utah Co., Provo (ED# 47, p. 9A-B/121)
(enumerated 8 April 1930)

Decker, J B head M W 46 M 26? Utah Utah Utah Ranchman, livestock
----- Pearl A wife F W 45 M 25? Utah Scotland Utah Teacher, at home
----- J B jr. son M W 19 S Utah Utah Utah none
----- Helen dau F W 17 S Utah Utah Utah Worker, bookbindery?
Decker, Webster son M W 15 S Utah Utah Utah none
----- Craig A son M W 10 S Utah Utah Utah none
----- Charles son M W 6 S New Mex Utah Utah none
----- Cleona A dau F W 3 2/12 Colorado Utah Utah none

Source: Ancestry.com original image

California Death Index, 1940-1997 Record
about JAMES B DECKER
Name: DECKER, JAMES B
Social Security #: 521488102
Sex: MALE
Birth Date: 19 May 1883
Birthplace: UTAH
Death Date: 12 May 1964
Death Place: SANTA BARBARA
Mother's Maiden Name: MICHELS
Father's Surname:

Source: Ancestry.com


Laura Pearl Adams

Family Data Collection - Individual Records Record
about Laura Pearl Adams
Name: Laura Pearl Adams
Spouse: James B Decker
Parents: Charles Adams , Sarah Ann Davenport
Birth Place: Iron Co, Parowan, UT
Birth Date: 20 November 1884
Marriage Place: Salt Lake, Salt Lake, UT
Marriage Date: 8 September 1909
Death Date: 21 September 1956

(parents, marriage date & death date unverified)


1910. James B Decker Jr

Social Security Death Index Record
about James Decker
Name: James Decker
Last Residence: 84604 Provo, Utah, Utah, United States of America
Born: 29 Nov 1910
Died: Feb 1986
State (Year) SSN issued: Massachusetts (Before 1951 )

Source: SSDI on Ancestry.com

Utah Cemetery Inventory Record
about James B. Decker
Name: James B. Decker
Gender: M
Birth Date: 29 November 1910
Birth Place: Milford, Utah
Death Date: 18 February 1986
Death Place: Provo, Utah
Burial Date: 21 February 1986
Cemetery: Provo City Cemetery
Source: Sexton
Grave Location: Block 17 Lot 28
Type of Marker: Fd
Relatives: Father James Bean & Laura Pearl Adams Decker
Spouse Melba Bennion

Source: Ancestry.com

Also on Ancestry.com:
Utah County, Utah Cemetery Index Record
about Decker
Surname, Name: James B. Decker
Birth Date: 29 November 1910
Death Date: 18 February 1986
Cemetery: Provo


1912. Weston Decker

Utah Death Index, 1905-1951 Record
about Weston Decker
Name: Weston Decker
Death Date: 15 October, 1914
State file number: 1914003546
Gender: Male
County of Death: San Juan

Source: Ancestry.com (see also burial record)

Utah Cemetery Inventory Record
about Weston Decker
Name: Weston Decker
Birth Date: 30 September 1914
Birth Place: Bluff, San Juan, Ut
Death Date: 14 October 1914
Death Place: Bluff, San Juan, Ut
Burial Date: 0 0 0
Cemetery: Bluff Cemetery
Source: Rooted In San Juan By Toni Turk
Relatives: Father James Bean Decker, Jr
Mother Laura Pearl Adams

Source: Ancestry.com