Myrtle Ann Decker
(1877-1938)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Frank Austin Pruitt

Myrtle Ann Decker 2 3

  • Born: 8 Feb 1877, Wellington, Iroquois, IL, USA 2 3
  • Marriage (1): Frank Austin Pruitt on 16 May 1895 in Chicago, Cook, IL 1
  • Died: 4 Dec 1938, Wellington, Iroquois, IL, USA at age 61 2 3
  • Buried: 6 Dec 1938, Lovejoy Township: Floral Hill Cemetery, Iroquois, IL, USA 2 3

   FamilySearch ID: LHRX-7Q3.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census in 1900 in Button Township, Ford, IL, USA. 4 The 1900 census recorded renting a home: Frank A. Pruitt, farmer, 29, born Mar 1871, living with wife Myrtle A., 23, Feb 1877; sons Harold H., 4, Dec 1896, and Donald D., 2, Apr 1898; and a boarder, Charles Flanery, 22, Oct 1878. Frank and Myrtle were married for 5 years and she had birthed 2 children, both alive in 1900. Everyone was born in Illinois except Charles in Kentucky. Frank's father was born in Indiana and mother in Kentucky. Myrtle's father was born in Virginia and mother in Illinois.

2. Census in 1910 in Wellington, Iroquois, IL, USA. 5 The 1910 census recorded renting a home: Frank Pruitt, farmer, 39, living with wife Myrtle, 33; Harold, 13; Donald, 12; Charles, 5. Also in the home is servant John Pugh, 52. Frank and Myrtle were married for 14 years and she had birthed 3 children, all alive in 1910. Everyone was born in Illinois except Pugh in Indiana. Frank's father was born in Indiana and mother in Michigan. Myrtle's father was born in Virginia and mother in Illinois.

3. Census in 1920 in Lovejoy Township, Iroquois, IL, USA. 6 The 1920 census recorded renting a home: Frank A. Pruitt, farmer, 48, living with wife Myrthel, 42; Harald, farmer, 23; Donald, farmer, 21; and Charles, farmer, 14. Everyone was born in Illinois. Frank's father was born in Indiana and mother in Michigan. Myrthel's father was born in Virginia and mother in Illinois.

4. Census in 1930 in Lovejoy Township, Iroquois, IL, USA. 7 The 1930 census recorded renting a home: Frank Pruitt, farmer, 59, living with wife Mytle, 53; and son Charles, farmer, 24. All were born in Illinois. Frank's father was born in Indiana and mother in Michigan. Mytle's parents were born in Virginia. Frank married at age 24 when his wife was 18.


Myrtle married Frank Austin Pruitt, son of Joseph Austin Pruitt and Augusta Lydia Hurd, on 16 May 1895 in Chicago, Cook, IL.1 (Frank Austin Pruitt was born on 24 Mar 1871 in Lovejoy Township, Iroquois, IL, USA,8 died on 10 Jan 1931 in Wellington, Iroquois, IL, USA 8 and was buried in Lovejoy Township: Floral Hill Cemetery, Iroquois, IL, USA 8.)


Sources


1 Illinois, Cook County Marriages, 1871-1920 (www.FamilySearch.org), https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N7F9-DLF Frank A. Pruitt and Myrtle Decker, 16 May 1896.

2 Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/21564979.

3 FamilySearch.org, Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NQWG-QHT : 8 March 2018), Myrtle Decker Pruitt, 04 Dec 1938.

4 1900 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MS71-ZL5 Frank A Pruitt, Button Township, Ford, Illinois, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 61, sheet 5A, family 75.

5 1910 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MKDD-XFP Frank Pruitt, Lovejoy, Iroquois, Illinois, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 78, sheet 10B, family 58.

6 1920 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MJ4W-ZTL Frank A Pru?tt, Lovejoy, Iroquois, Illinois, United States; citing ED 83, sheet 1A, line 16, family 5.

7 1930 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XSYL-R23 Frank Pruitt, Lovejoy, Iroquois, Illinois, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 30, sheet 1A, line 23, family 8.

8 Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/21564997.



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