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Davis Evan Decker

D.E. Decker
Full Name: Davis Evan Decker
Birth date: July 9, 1866
Death date: August 15, 1932

Terms of Service

  • Senate, 29th (2) & 28th (1) Legislatures
    1/13/1903 - 1/8/1907
    Democrat
  • House, 27th Legislature
    1/8/1901 - 1/13/1903
    Democrat
  • House, 26th Legislature
    1/10/1899 - 1/8/1901
    Democrat
(1) 28th Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office, 1/28/1903, pp. 107-108. Drew 4-year term. Senate Journal .
(2) 29th Legislature - 1/10/1905, pp. 1-2, listed in "roll of the hold over Senators." Senate Journal .

Biographical Notes and Resources

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Other Resources

  • Biographical sketch, Volume II, p. 167. Born in Henderson County, Texas, in 1866. Married to miss Jennie Morrow with two children, Morrow and Margaret. A Twentieth Century History and Biographical Record of North and West Texas 1906.
  • "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) .
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