John Adam Decker
PARENTS: Jacob Decker and Cynthia Truax
BIRTH: 10 Jan 1860, Belmont Co., OH
Amanda Jane Mellott, 24 Oct 1881
Celesta Belle Vandine, 1929
DEATH: 20 Jun 1936, Monroe Co., OH
OBITUARY: BEALLSVILLE [OH]
John A. [Adam] Decker, aged 76, a retired farmer, passed away at his home [Monroe Co., OH] Saturday evening [20 Jun 1936] following an illness of a few weeks due to cancer.
He was a son of the late Jacob and Cynthia [(Truax)] Decker, pioneer residents and had spent his entire life in this community. For several years he resided on the Belmont Ridge road, where he was an extensive fruit grower and was commonly known as "Peach" John.
He was a member of the Beallsville Church of Christ and Men's Sunday School class.
His first wife, Mrs. Amanda [Jane] Mellott Decker passed away in 1923 [16 Sep 1923, Monroe Co., OH]. Their ten children survive as follows:
Mrs. Thurman [Stella E. (Decker)] Brown,
Mrs. Isaac Hickman, [Nancy Alice (Decker) wife of David Isaac Hickman]
Mrs. Lloyd [Keenon] [Laura Mildred (Decker)] Hamilton,
Alva [John Alva Decker, husband of Carrie Louisa (Jeffers)] and [Jacob] Clarence Decker [husband of Trevia Ethel (Kinzy)], of Beallsville;
Mrs. Otto Truex, [Mary Pearl (Decker) Truax, wife of James Otto Truax] of Barnesville;
Emmerson [Elwood] Decker [husband of Elsie M. (Ward)]of Canton;
Roy [Leonard Decker, husband of Mary (Harms)] and Burnice Decker [Bernice E. Decker, husband of Ethel (Harms) of Brainard, Minn.;
[David] Shelva Decker [husband of Bessie (Brown)], of Jerusalem.
His second wife, Mrs. Celesta [Belle (Vandine)] Hudson Decker, also survives, and one sister and brother, Mrs. Nancy J. [Jane] Beabout [wife of Samuel Beabout] and Robert [Jonathan] Decker [husband of Sarah (Scott)], of Beallsville. Also thirty-nine grandchildren.
(Typed by Richard E. Henthorn)
BURIAL: Jun 1936, Beallsville, Monroe Co., OH, Beallsville Cemetery, Lot 487/488 Section B
FINDAGRAVE: Memorial# 76744916
22 Oct 2018