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Joseph E. Decker (1839-1911)

JOSIE DECKER
Answers the Summons of the Grim Reaper

Josie Decker, one of the most widely known characters in this vicinity, died suddenly of heart disease at his home in the country, south of town last Friday morning. He had been in apparent good health up to the very moment of his death and his passing away adds another to the long list of men who have died suddenly in this community. He was preparing to go blackberrying and was putting on his shoes when the silent messenger touched him lightly and he fell.
Josie Decker was 71 years of age though few of his many friends realized that he had passed the allotted three score years and ten. He was born at Monroe and had passed his entire life in this vicinity. He was a soldier in the Civil War being a volunteer in the 2nd O. V. I. and served with credit throughout the conflict. He was one of the three men who remained of his entire company and his death has reduced the ranks to but two, both of whom were present at his funeral.
He leaves a widow, one daughter and three grandchildren, who will miss his kindly presence. He was devoted to his little grandsons and they were much in his company. He was the substitute for his son-in-law, William Wright, the carrier on Rural Route e, and was therefore a familiar figure about the local postoffice and well liked by all the patrons on the route.
The funeral was held from the Christian church on Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock and was largely attended. The services were conducted by Rev. H. J. Rhodes who paid eloquent tribute to the good fellowship of the deceased.
John Kell Post attended the funeral in a body and escorted their comrade to his last resting place in Woodhill cemetery.

Source: The Franklin (Ohio) Chronicle, July 27, 1911
Copy from the Obituary Collection at the Warren County Genealogical Society,

by
Arne H Trelvik
10 October 2010

 

Sarah Belle (Maxwell) Decker (1847-1938)

RITES WEDNESDAY
Mrs. Sarah Decker, 90, Dies on Sunday

Funeral services were held yesterday afternoon at the Croll Eaton Funeral Home in Franklin for Mrs. Sarah Belle Decker, aged 90, whose death occurred on Sunday evening following an extended illness. The services were held at two o’clock followed by interment in Woodhill cemetery.
Mrs. Decker was born on a farm southeast of Franklin on August 16, 1847 and spent the major part of her life on the farm. Following the death of her husband, the late Joseph E. Decker, whom she married in 1865, she removed to Franklin where she made her home with the only daughter, Mrs. Ocie May Wright.
In addition to her daughter, Mrs. Decker is survived by four grandchildren, Hugh Wright and Ralph J. Wright, of Middletown, LaVerne Wright and Louise Jeannette Wright, of Franklin, and four great-grandchildren.

Source: The Franklin (Ohio) Chronicle, Thursday April 14, 1938
Copy from the Obituary Collection at the Warren County Genealogical Society,

by
Arne H Trelvik
10 October 2010

 

 

 


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