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Frank Jay DECKER
Cora Ethel TACKETT
Husband:  Frank Jay DECKER
Birth:  6 Jul 1881 or 1882, Fayetteville, Washington Co., AR
Death:  28 Jan 1953, Ft. Collins, CO
Father:  Robert Jasper DECKER (1842-1927) s/o Simeon DECKER (1822-1890) & Mary Elizabeth NILES (1818-1865) 
Mother:  Catherine Elizabeth LANE ( -1952)

Please note that Frank is being mixed up with Frank Cullum DECKER, b. 1884, Randolph Co., AR; these are two different men.

Marriage:  15 Sep 1903, Wood Co., OK
Wife:  Cora Ethel TACKETT
Birth:  12 Feb 1887, Lake City, Barber Co., KS
Death:  17 May 1953, Okeene, Blaine Co., OK
Disposition:  buried Hennessey Cemetery, Hennessey, Kingfisher Co., OK 
Other Spouse:  m2. ca. 1925, Cecil Anthony BOTTS
Father:  William Bayliss TACKETT
Mother:  Amanda Jane WINTERS

Please note that Cora is being mixed up with Cora (DECKER) CROPPER and (amazingly) with Olive Roseanne (PICKETT) DECKER; these are three different women.

1.  Leona DECKER, b. 1904/5, OK
2.  Elzie DECKER, b. 1906/7, CO
3.  Murrel DECKER, b. 1909/10, CO
4.  Wanda Hazel DECKER, b. 11 Feb 1914, TX
Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; USA, US, United States, Arkansas, Colorado, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas


1.  Oklahoma, County Marriages, 1890-1995 (online at FamilySearch.org):

2.  1885 Colorado State Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Frank J. DECKER (æ 3, b. AR) is living in Delta Co., CO (p. 14), with his parents, Rob J. DECKER (æ 40, b. MS?) & Catharine (æ 28, b. IA), plus siblings.

3.  1890 U.S. Census:  the 1890 Census Population Schedules were destroyed.

4.  1900 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Frank DECKER (æ 17, b. Jul 1882, KS) is living in Delta Co., CO (p.), with his parents, Robert J. DECKER (æ 58, b. Jun 1842, OH) & Catharine (æ 43, b. IA), plus siblings.  Cora TACKETT (æ 13, b. Feb 1887, KS) is living in Cimarron Twp., Woods Co., OK (p. 60A), with her parents, William TACKETT (æ 59, b. Jul 1840, KY) & Amanda (æ 40, b. Mar 1860, MO), plus siblings and half-brother, Chester DECKER (æ 16, b. Sep 1883, KS) Chester Arthur DECKER (1883-1966) was the son of Amanda J. WINTER and her first husband, Arthur J. DECKER (1853-1884).

5.  1910 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #1 of 24):  1644 Hayes St., Colorado Springs City (Ward 7; Pct. 1), El Paso Co., CO, Roll T624_119, p. 185A, SN 1A, SD 3, ED 54, enumerated 15 Apr 1910, official enumeration date 15 Apr 1910 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1910:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 26 28
* 1644 9 9 Decker Frank Head M W 26 M1 6     AR IL KS Eng Machinest Golden C?? Mill W N 2 Y Y R H
      ______ Cora Wife F W 25 M1 6 3 3 KS IL MO Eng None         Y Y    
             Leona Dau F W  5 S       OK AR KS   None                
             Elzie? Son M W  3 S       CO AR KS   None                
             Murrel Son M W <1 S       CO AR KS   None                
*Hayes St

6.  1920 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #6 of 30):  Springer Village (Pct 12, Dist 24), Colfax Co., NM, Roll T625_1075, p. 130A, SD 1, ED 26, enumerated 3 Jan 1920, official enumeration date 1 Jan 1920 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1920:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
3 4 5 6 7 9 10 11 12 16 17 18 19 21 23 25 26 27 28
62 75 Decker Cora Head R F W 31 M   Y Y KS KY MO Y Dressmaking own home OA
    Decker Leona Daughter   F W 15 S Y Y Y OK AR KS Y None    
    Decker Elzie Son   M W 13 S Y Y Y CO AR KS Y None    
    Decker Murel Son   M W 10 S Y Y Y CO AR KS Y None    
    Decker Wanda Daughter   F W  5 S       TX AR KS Y None    
    Tackett Wm Father   M W 80 M   Y Y KY VA NC Y None    
    Tackett Amanda Mother   F W 60 M   Y Y MO IL IL Y None    
    Tackett Elby Brother   M W 15 S Y Y Y OK KY MO Y Labor after school General W
    Tull Walsa Neice   F W 10 S Y Y Y CO MO KS Y None    

7.  1930 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #24 of 24):  Lacey Twp., Kingfisher Co., OK, Roll 1909, p. 146B, SN 15B, ED 37-17, SD 4, enumerated 19 Apr, 1930, official enumeration date 1 Apr 1930 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1930:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
3 4 5 6 7 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 24 25 26 27 28 30 32
182 190 Waters, Thomas Head O R Y M W 74 Wid   N Y IL OH IL Y Farmer General farm ? Y N 174
  191 Botts, Cecil Head R   Y M W 33 M 28 N Y KS KY IL Y laborer General farm W Y N  
    Botts, Cora Wife       F W 43 M 16 N Y KS IL MO Y Housekeeper Private Home W Y    
    Decker, Wanda Stepdau       F W 16 S   Y Y TX US KS Y None          

8.  1940 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #

9.  World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18.  Microfilm Series M1509 (4582 rolls), NARA, Washington, DC, via LDA FHL films (card images and index online at Ancestry.com; missing fields were blank):
Microfilm Roll 1711858
Serial Number | Order Number 3240 | A1708
Name Frank J Decker
Permanent Home Address Springer, Colfax, N.Mex.
Age in Years | Date of Birth 36 | July 6 1882
Race | US Citizen White | Native Born
Present Occupation Farmer
Employer's Name Wright & Alldredge
Place of Employment or Business Springer, N.Mex.
Nearest Relative Name | Address Mrs Cora Etnel Decker,(Wife)
Springer, N.Mex.
I affirm that I have verified above answers and that they are true.
Signature Frank J. Decker
Height | Build Medium | Medium
Color of Eyes | Color of Hair Blue | Brn
Physical Disabilities? No
Date of Registration 9-12-18
Location [too faint to read]

10.  U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 27 April 1942 (men born on or after April 28, 1877, and on or before February 16, 1897) "Old Man's Registration."  Record Group 147, NARA, Washington, DC (online at Ancestry.com):
2 Place of Residence 520 W Mountain Ave, Fort Collins, Larmer (sic) Co., Colorado
3 Mailing Address 520 Mountain Ave, Fort Collins, Colorado
4 Telephone (Exchange | Number) Fort Collins | 1240
5 Age in Years | Date of Birth 61 | July 6, 1881
6 Place of Birth Fayetville, Washington Co., Arkansas, U.S.A.
7 Name and Address of Person
Who Will Always Know Your Address
Dr. W.M. Decker 645 S. Whitcomb St. Fort Collins Col
8 Employer's Name and Address Self Employed
9 Place of Employment of Business  
Signature Frank. J. Decker.
Race | Complexion | Height | Weight White | Ruddy | 5'9" | 165
Eye Color | Hair Color Blue | Brown 
 Other obvious physical characteristics "Birthmark, Red Spot on instep of left foot."
Date of Registration April 27, 1942
Local Board No. 19, Colo. State College, Fort Collins, Larimer County, Colo.

11.  U.S. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 (online at Ancestry.com):
Name Frank J Decker
SSN 522-34-9539
Gender | Race Male | White
Birth Date 6 Jul 1881
Birth Place Fayetsvill W, AR
Father Name Robert J Decker
Mother Name Cathern E Lane
Death Date  
Claim Date  
Type of Claim Original SSN.
Notes Jun 1946; Name listed as Frank J Decker
Cora not found.

12.  SSDI:  Social Security Death Index (online at Ancestry.com):
Name SSN Last Residence Birth Death Issued
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13.  Public Member Trees (online at Ancestry.com).

14.  Interview of relative.

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