Hardin County

News - Various

1914 May 07

"Maurice Decker has returned from Dunning Illinois. Maurice says there 's no place like home."

1915 Apr 15

Maurice Decker, whom we reported a few weeks ago as having joined the army died with the meaasles at Jefferson Baracks. The body was brought here Tuesday by the bypsy, where a few friends and relatives were awaiting arrival of the body. It is rather a heart rending scene witnessing the sad incidents always attending a procession of this character. We are informed he contracted measles while in service which caused his death. He was son of Asa Decker jr. of this county."

1915 Dec 16

Mr T. Spivy erected a nice monument at the grave of Morris Decker one day last week." (Maurice)

1916 Feb 02

"We are indeed sorry to hear of the death (Tue. Feb 1st) of John Mott last week. It was reporte that he was up and about and went to look after his domestic affairstoo soon, and took a relapse which resulted into double pneumonia, that soon terminated fatally. It is also reported that he had two or three thousand dollars in money in the house and hid about the premises that no one knew anything about, until he disclosed the fact on his death bed. The report is so unreasonable ato lead to the belief that it has been greatly exaggerated."

1917 Feb 01

"Asa Decker Jr. went to Kankakee Mon. to see his daughter, Miss Agnes , who is sick with the measles. A telegram received mon. morning stated she is dangerously ill. " (she survied)

1919 Mar 03

" Fred Brewer and Asa Decker Jr lost their wives the latter part of last week from the same desease."

1919 Mar 20

"Asa Decker and children left Friday for Kankakee, Illinois where they wil join his two daughters already there and will probably make that their futre home."

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