Charles Decker

ID # 5494, (1851-1916)
BirthCharles Decker was born on 16 February 1851 at Beverly Township, Wentworth Co.. 
MarriageHe married Jane Hastings, daughter of James Hastings and Christiana McArthur, on 11 July 1877 at Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co..
Mrge reg. 008489-77 Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co.
Charles Decker, 26, blacksmith, born Canada, residing Blenheim. Parents Alpheus and Elizabeth.
Jane Hastings, 21, born Canada, residing Blenheim. Parents James and Catherine.
witnesses James Cleland and Annie Hastings, both of Blenheim.
On 11 July, 1877, at Blenheim.

Christiana's name, as mother of the bride, reads Catherine on the registration. In the 1881 census, the Deckers are living two households away from the Hastings. Jane's age is right and there is no other obvious canadidate. It seems likely that the clerk had difficulty with the minister's handwriting.
 
DeathHe died on 17 December 1916 at Blenheim Twp. at age 65. 
BurialHe was buried at Ratho Presbyterian Churchyard, Blandford Township. 
NoteCharles death registration, 025380-16, shows him as a blacksmith and a coal dealer. It gives his birth place as Beverly Township, his death in Blenheim, and gives his place of burial as Ratho Cemetery. His father is shown as Alpheus Decker and his mother as Elizabeth (illegible).
 
Last Edited27 Jul 2017