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Charles N. T. Decker
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Birth: 1845
Sullivan County
New York, USA
Death: Apr. 22, 1916
Port Jervis
Orange County
New York, USA

Civil War Veteran Dies at Port Jervis

Port Jervis, Apr. 24 - Charles T. Decker, a veteran of the Civil War, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Polly Riggs, No. 118 West Main street, Saturday morning, of paralysis. He was aged 71 years.

The deceased was born in the town of Forestburgh, Sullivan county, and spent the greater part of his life at Oakland Valley. He was the son of Henry and Emma Yeomans Decker. Mr. Decker enlisted in Company B, 143rd Regiment of New York Volunteers and served three years in the Civil War. He participated in 16 battles and was wounded at Gettysburg.

After the war Mr. Decker returned to Oakland Valley and resumed his occupation as foreman in a stone quarry. In an accident in the stone quarry 20 years ago Mr. Decker lost the sight of both eyes. A dynamite cartridge failed to explode and in attempting to dig it out he struck the cartridge and exploded it. Almost 12 years ago he came to Port Jervis to live.

On February 1, 1865, he was united in marriage with Miss Sarah Brooks, whose death occurred February, 1904. Those who survive him are two sons and one daughter, John T. Decker of Cooks Falls, Thomas S. Decker and Mrs. Polly Riggs, of Port Jervis; three sisters, Mrs. William Gordon and Mrs. Samuel Lambert, of Port Jervis, Mrs. Anna Gordon, of Oakland Valley; three brothers, James M. Decker of Port Jervis, Benjamin T. Decker of Oakland Valley, and Emmet Decker, of Middletown, and five grandchildren.
--Orange County (NY) Times-Press. Tuesday, April 25, 1916, page 5 
Family links: 
  Sarah Brooks Decker (1847 - 1904)
  Rosilla Decker (1866 - 1880)*
  James H. Decker (1871 - 1880)*
  John T. Decker (1872 - 1916)*
  Thomas S. Decker (1879 - 1952)*
*Calculated relationship
Chas. N. T. Decker
Co. B, 143 N.Y. Vol. Inf.
Rural Valley Cemetery
Orange County
New York, USA
Created by: Vivian
Record added: Feb 17, 2009
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Charles N. T. Decker
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Charles N. T. Decker
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