Forrest Jay Decker1,2,3

ID# 297, (1892 - 1975)
FatherLewis Henry Decker4,5 (22 Oct 1857 - 13 Jan 1895)
MotherDeloria T. Furnace4,6,7 (7 Jan 1859 - 25 Apr 1957)

Key Events:

Birth: 19 Sep 1892, Astoria, Fulton Co., Illinois8,9,10
Marriage: 18 Jun 1915, Peoria, Peoria Co., Illinois, Myrtle Adeline Glabe (19 Dec 1892 - 21 Dec 1989)11,12,13
Death: Jul 197514
ChartsDescendants of Jakob and Anna Katharina Glebe

Copyright Notice

Narrative:

     Forrest Jay Decker was born on 19 Sep 1892 in Astoria, Fulton Co., Illinois.8,9,10 He was known to family as Jay.3
     His father died on 13 Jan 1895, when Forrest was 2 years old.15 Forrest appeared on the 1900 Federal Census of Vermont, Fulton Co., Illinois, in the household of his mother, Deloria T. Furnace.6 He appeared on the 1910 Federal Census of Peoria, Peoria Co., Illinois, in the household of his mother and stepfather, Theodore Schroeder.16
     He was an assistant paymaster at a farm implement factory in 1910, at age 17.17
     Forrest married Myrtle Adeline Glabe, daughter of Jacob Glabe and Emma Amelia Goller, on 18 Jun 1915 in Peoria, Peoria Co., Illinois.11,12,13
     Forrest registered for the draft for World War I on 5 Jun 1917, while living at 501 Maryland, Peoria, Illinois, reporting he was employed as a bank clerk at Central National Bank in Peoria.18
     Forrest and Myrtle appeared on the 1920 Federal Census of Peoria, Peoria Co., Illinois, at 1908 Main St., enumerated 6 Jan 1920, reporting that they rented their home.19
     He was an assistant cashier at a bank in 1920, and a trust officer with a national bank by 1930.20,21
     Forrest and Myrtle appeared on the 1930 Federal Census of Peoria, Peoria Co., Illinois, at 1205 Bigelow St., enumerated 7 Apr 1930, reporting that they owned a home valued at $12,000 and owned a radio. Their daughter Shirley was listed as living with them.22
     Forrest and Myrtle appeared on the 1940 Federal Census of Peoria, Peoria Co., Illinois, at 1205 Bigelow St., enumerated 10 Apr 1940, reporting that they owned a home valued at $9,500 and that they had lived in the same house in 1935. Their daughter Shirley was listed as living with them.23
     He was a real estate agent by 1940. He reported that year that he had worked more than 48 hours the last week of March, and had worked 52 weeks the previous year.23 He registered for the draft for World War II on 27 Apr 1942, while living at 1205 Bigelow St., Peoria, Peoria Co., Illinois, reporting he was self- employed, at 420 Central National Bank Building, Peoria.1
     Forrest died in Jul 1975 at age 82.14

Children:
     Child with Myrtle Adeline Glabe:

  • Shirley Jayne Decker4,22,23 (20 Jan 1922 - 26 Jan 2006)

Citations

  1. [S3970] Forest Jay Decker, Selective Service Registration Card, World War II, Fourth Registration.
  2. [S54] Pound, Glabe Family, shows name as Forrest Jay Decker.
  3. [S3971] Delora Decker household, 1900 U.S. Census, Fulton Co., Illinois, shows name as Jay Decker.
  4. [S54] Pound, Glabe Family.
  5. [S3971] Delora Decker household, 1900 U.S. Census, Fulton Co., Illinois, shows the child with surname Decker.
  6. [S3971] Delora Decker household, 1900 U.S. Census, Fulton Co., Illinois.
  7. [S3975] Theodore Schroeder household, 1910 U.S. Census, Peoria Co., Illinois, shows Delora as his wife, and the boy as his stepson.
  8. [S3969] Forest J. Decker, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, shows date, town, as Astoria, and state.
  9. [S3970] Forest Jay Decker, Selective Service Registration Card, World War II, Fourth Registration, shows date, county, and state.
  10. [S3971] Delora Decker household, 1900 U.S. Census, Fulton Co., Illinois, shows month, years, age 7, and state.
  11. [S54] Pound, Glabe Family, shows date, as 18th, town, and state.
  12. [S66] Pound, Family File "POUNDA~1.FTW," 31 Jan 1999, shows date, as 17th, city, county, and state.
  13. [S3967] Forest J. Decker household, 1930 U.S. Census, Peoria Co., Illinois, shows married, with his first marriage at age 22 and hers at 21.
  14. [S1000] "Social Security Death Index," Ancestry.com, record for F . Decker, Soc. Sec. No. 347-26-6627, shows month, year, and last residence as 66212 Shawnee Mission, Johnson, Kansas.
  15. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 65545835, Lewis Henry Decker.
  16. [S3975] Theodore Schroeder household, 1910 U.S. Census, Peoria Co., Illinois.
  17. [S3975] Theodore Schroeder household, 1910 U.S. Census, Peoria Co., Illinois, shows occupation as asst paymaster, industry as farm implement factory.
  18. [S3969] Forest J. Decker, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918.
  19. [S3966] Forest J. Decker household, 1920 U.S. Census, Peoria Co., Illinois.
  20. [S3966] Forest J. Decker household, 1920 U.S. Census, Peoria Co., Illinois, shows occupation as assiant cashier, industry as bank.
  21. [S3967] Forest J. Decker household, 1930 U.S. Census, Peoria Co., Illinois, shows occupation as trust officer, industry as nat bank.
  22. [S3967] Forest J. Decker household, 1930 U.S. Census, Peoria Co., Illinois.
  23. [S3968] Forest J. Decker household, 1940 U.S. Census, Peoria Co., Illinois.