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Mary Ellen (Nellie) Tinker

Female
b. 20 June 1840, d. 21 December 1916


Family 1 Louis Reasoner (Deed) Decker b. 20 November 1830, d. 6 February 1888
Marriage* 27 February 1858  Muskingum Co., OH, Mrg. record shows L. R. Decker mar 2/27/38 by Philip Adams Esq. to Mary Ellen Tinker. Both of Viroqua. This has to be 1858 for obvious reasons., Principal=Louis Reasoner (Deed) Decker 
Children  1. Frank E. Decker MD b. 9 Dec 1859, d. 15 Jan 1892
  2. Louis Randolph Decker b. 7 Jul 1861, d. 3 Apr 1897
  3. Manerve Evelyn "Minnie" Decker b. 5 Aug 1867, d. 4 Apr 1938

Family 2 John L. Somerby b. July 1838, d. 1 January 1904
Marriage* 14 October 1902  Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA, Principal=John L. Somerby7,2 

Note*   (Ed: These notes provided by Dale Decker. See Source Listing for contact information)

Listed in Viroqua Cemetary, Vir. Twnshp., City of Viroqua., Vernon Cnty. Wisc. Page 18, Hist Soc. Book. Grave marker only shows Mother 1840-1918.

April ll, 1888---newspaper
Mrs Nellie Decker went to South Dakota to look after interests.

Her nickname was Nellie.

Minerve (Decker) Danforths' obituary said she had two step brothers, Walter Somerby of Long Beach and Eugene Somerby of San Bernardino. Glenn said dad used to talk about Grandma Somerby. Suspect Mary Ellen married a Somerby. Did she live in California??? Is she buried in the plot in Viroqua???

(Addendum by D. Shirer) The household containing both Walter and Eugene Somerby was headed by their stepmother, Nellie T.Somerby 69, Widow b. Ohio, father born in New York, Mother born in Ohio. She had three children 2 were living. The "T" might stand for Tinker. All data is consistant with Nellie T. Somerby being Mary E. Tinker Decker.

Eugene C. Somerby was b. 03/24/1894 in CA, Mother's maiden name was Odell. He died 11/08/1986 in San Bernadino, CA.

Walter Lovejoy Somerby was b. 01/26/1897 in CA. d. 06/13/1980 in Merced, CA.1 
Note   Nellie's parents were Dr. Elisha W. and Mary Tinker.

Mary Ellen Tinker was not of legal age at the date of marriage (27 Feb 1858) to Lewis R. Decker. The consent of her father was obtained by giving a note to that effect and sworn to by Jerome Tinker to be the signature of E. W. Tinker.(Pension Record)

Mrs. Nellie T. Decker was the name on Wedding record. Was called Nellie from infancy. Retained the “T” for Tinker. At the time of her marriage to John L. Somerby, she used the name of Nellie T. Decker as stated earlier.

Nellie T. Somerby was appointed guardian of Eugene and Walter on 1 Jun 1905.

Pension Record # 826209.

Buried with Lewis R. Decker under the name of Mary Ellen Tinker.2 
Birth* 20 June 1840  Malta Twp., Morgan Co., OH2 
Census 1850  1850 Federal Census, Ohio, Morgan County, Malta Township, Series: M432, Roll: 715, Page: 109B, July, 16
19, 24, 24, Tinker, Elisha W, 39, M, , Physician, 1500, NY, , , ,
20, 24, 24, Tinker, Mary, 32, F, , , Ohio, , , ,
21, 24, 24, Tinker, Jerome L, 12, M, , , Ohio, , , ,
22, 24, 24, Tinker, Lydia A, 11, F, , , Ohio, , , ,
23, 24, 24, Tinker, Mary E, 9, F, , , Ohio, , , ,
24, 24, 24, Tinker, Miranda, 7, F, , , Ohio, , , ,
25, 24, 24, Tinker, Frances, 7, F, , , Ohio, , , ,
26, 24, 24, Tinker, Kate, 1, F, , , Ohio, , , ,3 
Marriage* 27 February 1858  Muskingum Co., OH, Mrg. record shows L. R. Decker mar 2/27/38 by Philip Adams Esq. to Mary Ellen Tinker. Both of Viroqua. This has to be 1858 for obvious reasons., Principal=Louis Reasoner (Deed) Decker 
Married Name 27 February 1858  Decker 
Census 1860  1860 Federal Census, Wisconsin, Vernon County, Viroqua, Series: M653, Roll: 1399, Page: 387A, June 4
(enumerated with husband, Lewis Decker)
3, 3, Decker, Mary, 20, F, , , , , Ohio, , , ,4 
Census 1870  1870 Federal Census, Wisconsin, Vernon County, Viroqua, Series: M593, Roll: 1738, Page: 482B, June 14
(enumerated with husband, Reasoner L Decker)
75, 75, Decker, Mary E, 29, F, W, Keeping House, , , Ohio, , , , , , , , , ,5 
Census* 1880  1880 Federal Census, Wisconsin, Vernon, Viroqua, ED:12, Series: T9, Roll: 1449, Page: 403B, June 18
(enumerated with husband, L R Decker)
41, 250, 270, Decker, Nellie, F, W, 39, , Wife, , 1, , , Keep House, , , , , , , , , , , Ohio, NY, Ohio6 
Married Name 14 October 1902  Somerby7,2 
Marriage* 14 October 1902  Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA, Principal=John L. Somerby7,2 
Census 1910  1910 Federal Census, California, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles Township, Los Angeles, Precinct 37, ED: 82, Series: T624, Roll: 84, Page: 46A, April 27
Sheet 14A 924 North Freanna Street
03, 314, 324, Somersby, Nellie T, Head, F, W, 69, Wd, , 3, 2, Ohio, New York, Ohio, , , English, Own Income, , , , , Yes, Yes, , O, F, H, 19, 9, x, x
04, 314, 324, Somersby, Eugene C, Step Son, M, W, 16, S, , , , California, Vermont, Ohio, , , Newsboy, On Street, W, No, 0, Yes, Yes, Yes, , , , 6, 4, 3, x
05, 314, 324, Somersby, Walter L M, Step Son, M, W, 13, S, , , , California, Vermont, Ohio, , , Newsboy, On Street, W, No, 0, Yes, Yes, Yes, , , , 6, 4, 3, x7 
Death* 21 December 1916  Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA2 
Burial* 30 December 1916  Viroqua Cemetery, Viroqua, Vernon Co., WI, Sec. 1S, Lot 183, Grave 2
(buried as Mary Ellen Tinker)2 
News/Obit* 25 December 1918  2 

Citations
  1. [S42] Dale Decker Personal Research, Dale Decker.
  2. [S637] Ann Bowler Personal Family Info., Ann Bowler.
  3. [S4] 1850 U.S. Federal Census , 1850 U.S. Federal Census.
  4. [S46] 1860 U.S. Federal Census , 1860 U.S. Federal Census.
  5. [S71] 1870 U.S. Federal Census , 1870 U.S. Federal Census.
  6. [S100] 1880 U.S. Federal Census , 1880 U.S. Federal Census.
  7. [S73] 1910 U.S. Federal Census , 1910 U.S. Federal Census.


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