Jim Decorah
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James J. Decorah (1902)

James J. (Jim) Decorah
Born in Winnebago, Thurston, Nebraska, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Son of and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 23 Dec 1939 in Winneshiek, Iowa, United Statesmap
[children unknown]
Died [date unknown] [location unknown]
Profile last modified | Created 21 Sep 2020
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Jim was Ho-Chunk.

Contents

Biography

Birth

Jim was born in 7 May 1902. (1932 census) However, his draft card says 26 June 1902. The 1917 census identifies him as the son of John C. Decora. He was raised by his grandmother, the wife of Peter Decora (b. 1848). The 1903 census shows that his mother was Lena Johnson (b. 1883) who died before the 1904 census, where Jim is classified as an orphan.

Appearance

His WWII draft card describes him as 6' 2" tall, 230 lbs., of dark complexion, brown eyes and black hair; "the middle finger of his right had [was] stiff".

Occupations

The CNW Railroad hired him in 1955 for snow removal work. (CNW)

Residence

16 February 1942 — village of Wittenberg, Shawano County, Wisconsin. (Draft Card)

Sources

  • 1903 Indian census; Roll: M595_313; Page: 21; Line: 2; Agency: Omaha & Winnebago. Indian Census Rolls, 1885-1940; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M595, 692 rolls); Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Record Group 75; National Archives, Washington, D.C.
  • 1904 Indian census; Roll: M595_663; Line: 2; Agency: Winnebago. Indian Census Rolls, 1885-1940; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M595, 692 rolls); Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Record Group 75; National Archives, Washington, D.C.
  • 1917 Indian census; Roll: M595_665; Page: 16; Line: 19; Agency: Winnebago. Indian Census Rolls, 1885-1940; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M595, 692 rolls); Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Record Group 75; National Archives, Washington, D.C.
  • 1932 Indian census, Roll: M595_668; Page: 20; Line: 9; Agency: Winnebago. Indian Census Rolls, 1885-1940; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M595, 692 rolls); Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Record Group 75; National Archives, Washington, D.C.
  • Iowa Department of Public Health; Des Moines, Iowa; Series Title: Iowa Marriage Records, 1923–1937; Record Type: Marriage. Volume: 7 (Scott County Thru Worth County). :Iowa Department of Public Health. Iowa Marriage Records, 1880–1951. Textual Records. State Historical Society of Iowa, Des Moines, Iowa. Iowa Department of Public Health. Iowa Marriage Records, 1923–37. Microfilm. Record Group 048. State Historical Society of Iowa, Des Moines, Iowa.
  • U.S., World War II Draft Cards of Young Men, 1940-1947; Name Range: DeBruin, Raymond-DeGarno, Carl; a database containing World War II draft registration cards from multiple registrations filled out by men in select states aged 18–44.
  • CNW Social Security Applications. Chicago and North Western Railroad Employee Records. Chicago & North Western Historical Society, Berwyn, Illinois. Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railway Employee Records. Chicago & North Western Historical Society, Berwyn, Illinois.


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