Children of Elmer Beech and Marietta (Bigelow) Decker:
15336.54391 Floyd Sandovel Decker, was born 4
Oct 1887 at Luther, Lake co., MI. and was ordained a deacon of the Free
methodist church in 1937. On 10 Dec 1906, he married Anna Mable Williams.
She was daughter of Charles Avery and
Helena Jane (Willis) Williams, and born 19 Aug 1888 at Manton, MI. She died 12 Apr 1986 at Central Lake, Antrim co., MI and is buried at Southern Cemetery with her husband. Floyd Decker was a deacon, Free Methodist Church. They had five children. He served churches in Central Lake, Scottville, Kinglsey, Soper, Mesick and Mancelona, MI. retiring in 1981 and settled in Central Lake.
Children of Floyd Sandovel and Anna Mable (Williams) Decker:
i. Willis Decker, b 01 Sep 1907 Boyne City,Charlevoix co.,MI; d 1 Sep 1907 Boyne City,MI ;
ii. Mable Helena Decker, b 16 Nov 1908 Cadillac,Wexford co.,MI; d
26 Sep 1973 Bryan,Williams co.,OH; m (1) 1924 Clarence Peter Archer; m (2)
12 Sep 1935 Ivan E. Coburn;
a. Alice Archer, b ___ ; m ___ Wehman; 2 children:
1.Gary Wehman, b __ .
2.Christopher Judson Wehman, b 9 June 1984.
iii. Edith Ruth Decker, b 28 Feb 1911 Fiburn Quarry,MI; d 26 Aug 1955 Grand Rapids,Kent co.,MI; m(1) Elliot Lamarie; (2) Steven Phillips; (3) Martin Strehle; (4) Joseph Paonessa; (5) Robert Brown; Edith Ruth Decker had daughter Donna May (b 24 Feb 1928 - d 10 Sep 1989; m Kenneth William KOCH);(see below) by Edward C. Jenerou, not listed as one of Edith's five husbands. Edward JENEROU, b 9 Apr 1911; d _ June 1983;
iv. Floyd Elmer Decker, b 11 July 1911(1912?) Luther,Wexford co.,MI; d 14 Apr 1933 "auto accident" Carlsbad,MI; unm.
v. Ethel May Decker, b 15 Jan 1914; d 31 Dec 1996; m(1) 21 Aug 1935
Ralph Dougherty; m(2) 1 Apr 1945 Clarence Robart; m(3) 1 Apr 1949 Charles
Richard Sheler; 2 children:
a. Mayrold Dougherty, b 13 June 1937; m Robert G. Williams.
b. Caroline Dougherty, b 18 July 1939; m John Matzen.
c. Kathy Ruth Robart, b 5 Jan 1950; m William Steffes.
d. Lydia Robart, b 23 Jan 1946; m Gerald Lynn Steffes.
15336.54392 Olive Decker, was born 1 Nov 1890 at
Luther, Lake co., MI. On 07 Oct 1908, she married Herbert G. Ash at
St.Ignace, Mackinac co, MI. He was born 22 Oct 1884 at Selma twp.,
Wexford co., MI and died 23 Jul 1968 at Cadillac, Wexford co., MI.
He is buried at Highland View Cem., Big Rapids, MI. Herbert worked in lumber
mills in Michigan. They had four girls. They were divorced and
she married (2) Melvin E. Aldrich on 16 Jan 1922 at Manistique,
MI. There were two children born to this marriage. He was born 17 Mar 1883 and died 28 Apr 1954. She married (3) Stephen W. Knox on 02 Mar 1935 at Gladstone, MI. He was born 08 Apr 1896 and died 15 Aug 1965.
Children of Herbert and Olive (Decker) Ash: (see below)
a. Sylvia Louise Ash,
b 23 July 1909 Cadillac; d 24 Oct 1996 Caro, MI; m 27 Sept 1927 Frank Genry;
m (2) 15 Oct 1930 William M. Preston; 2 children
b. Goldie Marie Ash, b 04 July 1911 St. Ignace, MI; d 02 Oct 1913;
c. Marvel May Ash, b 27 Apr 1915 Boyne Falls, MI; d 02 June 2000; m Herb Blowers; m (2) Earl "Red" Weaver; 3 children; m (3) Charles Orville Ewing;
d. Elizabeth Ash, b 06 June 1917 Dollarville, MI; d 29 Apr 1996 Manistique, MI; m (1) 23 Apr 1935 Edward MIKULICH; 2 children; m (2) 04 Dec 1981 David Sheldon (see below)
15336.54393 Owen Decker, was born 21 Nov 1894 at Sparta, Kent co., MI. On 6 Apr 1914 at Cadillac, Wexford co., MI,he married Regina Philena "Jenny" Barber, daughter of Frank and Minnie (Shattuck) Barber, was born about 1898 in Hobart, MI. Funeral notice of Anna Decker; Obit of Floyd; records of children. They had 9 children, but we only have names of 6. Funeral on 4 Nov 1966 was conducted by Rev. James L. Burleigh of Bath, MI.
15336.54394 Wellington Deforest Decker, was born
1 Mar 1897 at Cadillac, Wexford co., MI. He married Alberta Godeau
in Louisiana on 27 May 1918. He died in France of pneumonia having
been a Private in W. W. I. He enlisted in the army in Cadillac, 22
May 1916 and was sent to Fort McKinley, Portland, ME. He later transferred
to the aviation field at Lake Charles, Louisiana where he was positioned
when called to service in France on 3 June 1918 with Company G., Ammunition
Train, American Expeditionary Force. They had one child.
Child of Wellington and Alberta (Godeau) Decker:
15336.543941 Wellington Deforest Decker, jr., was born 1919. He served in the army during world War II. He married Zelphia Loughlin and they had six children: He died 17 Dec 1996 in Evangeline, LA. He had half brothers: Henry Clay and Robert Morgan Gay, Both of Jennings, LA and John Gay of Crowley, LA.
Children of Wellington Deforest Jr., and Zelphia (Loughlin) Decker:
1.Kenneth Decker, in 1996 he resided in Bata Cove, LA.
2.Gerald Decker, in 1996 he resided in Bata Cove, LA.
3.Donald Decker, in 1996 he resided in Bata Cove, LA.
4.Gregory Decker, in 1996 he resided in Bata Cove, LA.
5.Kathleen Decker, m Grady Pelissier of Evangeline, LA where they resided in 1996.
6.Barbary Decker, m Shelby Thibodeaux of Evangeline, LA where they resided in 1996.
Bigelow Society,The Bigelow Family Genealogy, Vol II, pg 362-363;
Funeral notice of Anna Decker;
Howe, Bigelow Family of America, page 471;
parish register of St. Stephen's Anglican church, Buckingham, Quebec;
research by and records of The Bigelow Society historian/genealogist;
a prayerbook of Ebenezer, jr.Bigelow, as copied by Gilbert Arnold;
funeral notice of Anna Decker; Obit of Floyd; records of children.
Four Decker Children, Floyd of Cadillac, MI and Olive of Manistique, MI, Owen and Wellington
correspondance from Phyllis Critz, 68 Channing Drive, Little River, SC 29566.
She was deceased before 1998.
Ms. Phyllis Critz, 68 Canning Dr., Little River, SC 29566, 29 April 1998,
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