Deloria T. Furnace1,2,3

ID# 818, (1859 - 1957)
FatherThomas Furnace1,4 (27 Jun 1825 - 11 Dec 1887)
MotherRachel Parkins1,4 (1825 - 16 Dec 1887)

Key Events:

Birth: 7 Jan 1859, Somerton, Belmont Co., Ohio5,6,7
Marriage: 23 May 1878, Smyrna, Harrison Co., Ohio, Lewis Henry Decker (22 Oct 1857 - 13 Jan 1895)8,9,10
Marriage: Feb 1905, Fulton Co., Illinois, Theodore Schroeder (14 May 1858 - 2 Jan 1933)11,12,13
Divorce: between 1920 and 1930, Theodore Schroeder (14 May 1858 - 2 Jan 1933)14,15,16
Death: 25 Apr 1957, Peoria, Peoria Co., Illinois1
Burial: Oak Grove Cemetery, Astoria, Fulton Co., Illinois1

Copyright Notice

Narrative:

     Deloria T. Furnace was born on 7 Jan 1859 in Somerton, Belmont Co., Ohio.5,6,7 She appeared on the 1860 Federal Census of Somerton, Belmont Co., Ohio, in the household of her parents, Thomas Furnace and Rachel Parkins.17
     Deloria married first Lewis Henry Decker, son of Lewis Decker and Sarah B. Moore, on 23 May 1878 in Smyrna, Harrison Co., Ohio.8,9,10
     Deloria and Lewis appeared on the 1880 Federal Census of Washington Twp., Guernsey Co., Ohio, enumerated 15 Jun 1880. Their daughter Florence was listed as living with them. They apparently were living with or very near his parents, as they are listed as the preceding household.18
     Her husband died on 13 Jan 1895 in Vermont, Fulton Co., Illinois.19 By 1900 she was working as a laundress to support her family.20
     Deloria appeared on the 1900 Federal Census of Vermont, Fulton Co., Illinois, at Main St., enumerated 8 Jun 1900, reporting that she owned her home, mortgage free. Her children Florence, Pearl, Mande, Forrest and Lewis were listed as living with her, as were Olive Arnold, a niece age 18, and two boarders, Glen Badger and Earl Risthey, both 22-year-old laborers.20
     Deloria married second Theodore Schroeder, son of Carson Schroeder and Margaret Estes, in Feb 1905 in Fulton Co., Illinois.11,12,13
     Deloria and Theodore appeared on the 1910 Federal Census of Peoria, Peoria Co., Illinois, at 421 North Glendale Ave., enumerated 16 Apr 1910, reporting they were renting their home. His daughter Nellie by his prior marriage and her children Florence, Pearl, Mande, Forrest and Lewis by her prior marriage were listed as living with them.21
     Deloria and Theodore appeared on the 1920 Federal Census of Peoria, Peoria Co., Illinois, at 707 Bryan Ave., enumerated 7 Jan 1920, They reported they were renting their home, apparently from her daughter Florence and her husband, who are listed as owners and living in the other part of what appears to have been a two-family dwelling.22
     Deloria and Theodore were divorced between 1920 and 1930.14,15,16
     Deloria appeared on the 1930 Federal Census of Peoria, Peoria Co., Illinois, in the household of her daughter Florence and her husband, Philip T. Huxtable.23 She appeared on the 1940 Federal Census of Peoria, Peoria Co., Illinois, in the household of her daughter and her husband.24
     Deloria died on 25 Apr 1957 in Peoria, Peoria Co., Illinois, at age 98.1 She was buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, Astoria, Fulton Co., Illinois.1

Children:
     Children with Lewis Henry Decker:

  • Florence Netta Decker20,25,26 (12 Dec 1879 - Sep 1983)
  • Pearl Decker20,26 (Feb 1886 - )
  • Mande E. Decker20,26 (Mar 1890 - )
  • Forrest Jay Decker27,20,28 (19 Sep 1892 - Jul 1975)
  • Lewis M. Decker20,28 (3 Jan 1895 - Sep 1978)

Children:
     There were no children with Theodore Schroeder

Citations

  1. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 65545966, Deloria Furnace Decker.
  2. [S54] Pound, Glabe Family, shows name as Deloria Frunacce.
  3. [S3975] Theodore Schroeder household, 1910 U.S. Census, Peoria Co., Illinois, shows name as Delora T. Schroeder.
  4. [S3983] Thomas Furniss household, 1860 U.S. Census, Belmont Co., Ohio, shows them apparently living as parent and child.
  5. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 65545966, Deloria Furnace Decker, shows date, town, county, and state.
  6. [S3971] Delora Decker household, 1900 U.S. Census, Fulton Co., Illinois, shows month, years, age 41, and state.
  7. [S3983] Thomas Furniss household, 1860 U.S. Census, Belmont Co., Ohio, shows age 1 and state.
  8. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 65545835, Lewis Henry Decker, shows date, town, and state.
  9. [S54] Pound, Glabe Family, shows married.
  10. [S3972] Louis H. Decker household, 1880 U.S. Census, Guernsey Co., Ohio, shows married.
  11. [S3978] "Fulton County Marriages," The Illinois State Journal, 22 Feb 1905, shows county and license issued in the "past week."
  12. [S3975] Theodore Schroeder household, 1910 U.S. Census, Peoria Co., Illinois, shows married for 5 years, the second marriage for each.
  13. [S3976] Theo. Schroeder household, 1920 U.S. Census, Peoria Co., Illinois, shows married.
  14. [S3981] Theodore Schroeder household, 1930 U.S. Census, Washington Co., Alabama, shows him living in Alabama, claiming to be widowed.
  15. [S3979] Philip Hustable household, 1930 U.S. Census, Peoria Co., Illinois, shows her living in Illinois, using her first married name, claiming to be widowed.
  16. [S3982] Phillip T. Huxtable household, 1940 U.S. Census, Peoria Co., Illinois, shows her using her first married name, and divorced.
  17. [S3983] Thomas Furniss household, 1860 U.S. Census, Belmont Co., Ohio.
  18. [S3972] Louis H. Decker household, 1880 U.S. Census, Guernsey Co., Ohio.
  19. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 65545835, Lewis Henry Decker.
  20. [S3971] Delora Decker household, 1900 U.S. Census, Fulton Co., Illinois.
  21. [S3975] Theodore Schroeder household, 1910 U.S. Census, Peoria Co., Illinois.
  22. [S3976] Theo. Schroeder household, 1920 U.S. Census, Peoria Co., Illinois.
  23. [S3979] Philip Hustable household, 1930 U.S. Census, Peoria Co., Illinois.
  24. [S3982] Phillip T. Huxtable household, 1940 U.S. Census, Peoria Co., Illinois.
  25. [S3972] Louis H. Decker household, 1880 U.S. Census, Guernsey Co., Ohio, shows the girl as daughter of Delora's husband.
  26. [S3975] Theodore Schroeder household, 1910 U.S. Census, Peoria Co., Illinois, shows Delora as his wife, and the girl as his stepdaughter.
  27. [S54] Pound, Glabe Family.
  28. [S3975] Theodore Schroeder household, 1910 U.S. Census, Peoria Co., Illinois, shows Delora as his wife, and the boy as his stepson.