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D.E. Decker Davis Evan Decker
Full Name: Davis Evan Decker
Date of birth: July 9, 1866
Date of death: August 15, 1932

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 29 Jan 13, 1903 - Jan 8, 1907 29th (1)   28th (2)   Democrat Quanah / Hardeman   Archer, Armstrong, Bailey, Baylor, Briscoe, Carson, Castro, Childress, Clay, Cochran, Collingsworth, Cottle, Crosby, Dallam, Deaf Smith, Dickens, Donley, Floyd, Foard, Gray, Hale, Hall, Hansford, Hardeman, Hartley, Hemphill, Hockley, Hutchinson, Jack, King, Knox, Lamb, Lipscomb, Lubbock, Moore, Motley, Ochiltree, Oldham, Parmer, Potter, Randall, Roberts, Sherman, Swisher, Throckmorton, Wheeler, Wichita, Wilbarger, Young
H 102 Jan 8, 1901 - Jan 13, 1903 27th   Democrat Quanah / Hardeman   Armstrong, Bailey, Briscoe, Carson, Castro, Childress, Collingsworth, Cottle, Dallam, Deaf Smith, Dickens, Donley, Floyd, Foard, Gray, Hale, Hall, Hansford, Hardeman, Hartley, Hemphill, Hutchinson, King, Lamb, Lipscomb, Moore, Motley, Ochiltree, Oldham, Parmer, Potter, Randall, Roberts, Sherman, Swisher, Wheeler
H 102 Jan 10, 1899 - Jan 8, 1901 26th   Democrat Quanah / Hardeman   Armstrong, Bailey, Briscoe, Carson, Castro, Childress, Collingsworth, Cottle, Dallam, Deaf Smith, Dickens, Donley, Floyd, Foard, Gray, Hale, Hall, Hansford, Hardeman, Hartley, Hemphill, Hutchinson, King, Lamb, Lipscomb, Moore, Motley, Ochiltree, Oldham, Parmer, Potter, Randall, Roberts, Sherman, Swisher, Wheeler
(1) 29th Legislature - 1/10/1905, pp. 1-2, listed in "roll of the hold over Senators." Senate Journal.
(2) 28th Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office, 1/28/1903, pp. 107-108. Drew 4-year term. Senate Journal.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biography - Hon. Davis E. Decker. Born in Henderson County, Texas, in 1866. Married to miss Jennie Morrow with two children, Morrow and Margaret. GenealogyMagazine.com, 2000.
  • Other Resources
  • "Decker Rites Held Wed'sday," Thursday, 8/18/1932, p. 8. Judge Davis E. Decker, well known local attorney who died Monday (8/15/1932). "His only son, Major Morrow Decker . . . " Brownsville Herald.
  • Ancestral File - Davis Evan Decker, born 7/6/1865 in Edom, Van Zandt, Texas. Father Johannes Terwilliger Decker, mother Nila Renila or Ella Thompson, marriage to Jennie Bell Morrow 12/14/1895 in Quanah, Hardeman, Texas; death date 8/15/1932. FamilySearch.
  • Davis Evan Decker, birth date 7/9/1866 in Edom, death date 8/15/1932 in Raymondville, Willacy County, interment in Raymondville. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • "Morrow Miscellanea," Texas State Genealogical Society. Stirpes, Tyler, Texas, Volume 3, Number 3, September 1963, p. 87, crediting Texas State Genealogical Society. Davis E. Decker married to two granddaughters of Sam Houston: Emily Preston Morrow (d. 1/3/1892) and Jennie Bell Morrow. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. D.E. Decker, 26th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. D.E. Decker, 27th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. D.E. Decker, 28th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. D.E. Decker, 29th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 28th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber gallery, east wall. 3E.5). State Preservation Board.
  • 29th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber gallery, east wall. 3E.5). State Preservation Board.
  • 26th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, east wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • 27th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, east wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    29th R.S. - 1905
    Capital Bank and Trust Company, Investigate, Special (Chair) 
    City and Town Corporations  
    County and County Boundaries  
    Internal Improvements  
    Judiciary No. 1  
    Military Affairs  
    Mining and Irrigation (Chair) 
    Public Land and Land Office  
    Rules  
    28th R.S. - 1903
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Federal Relations  
    Finance  
    Insurance, Statistics and History  
    Military Affairs  
    Mining and Irrigation  
    Privileges and Elections (Chair) 
    Public Lands and Land Office  
    Rules  
    Stock and Stock Raising  
    27th R.S. - 1901
    Congressional Districts  
    Irrigation  
    Judiciary No. 1  
    Public Lands and Land Office  
    Rules  
    State Affairs (Chair) 
    Waters-Pierce Oil Company, Investigate  
    26th R.S. - 1899
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Internal Improvements  
    Judiciary No. 2  
    Public Lands and Land Office  
    State Affairs  
    Stock and Stock Raising  
     

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