William Decorah Jr.
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William B. Hųgᵋmįnąka Decorah Jr. (1889 - 1942)

William B. Hųgᵋmįnąka "Bill" Decorah Jr.
Born in Wisconsin, United Statesmap
Son of and [mother unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died [location unknown]
Profile last modified | Created 15 Apr 2019
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William Decorah Jr. was a Native American and member of the Ho-Chunk tribe.

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Biography

Birth

William B. Decorah was born on 5 Jul 1889. (Headstone)

Name

His Hocąk name was HoonkMeNukKah, which is for Hųgᵋmįnąka, from hųk, "chief"; mįną́k, "to sit, he sits, sitting"; and -ka, a definite article suffix used in personal names. This may be translated as, "Sitting Chief," or "Chief who is Seated." Compare the Bear Clan name, Miną́́ka, "He who is Seated." Hųgᵋmįnąka is a Thunderbird Clan name, as the Decoras belonged to that clan, and it is this clan that supplies the Peace Chief for a village.

Military Record

William Decorah served as a private in Co. D, 128th Infantry, 32nd Infantry Division in World War I. (Headstone Applications, Find a Grave) The 32nd Infantry was a Wisconsin unit and saw heavy action in France. (Garland)

Marriage

He was married to Margaret "Maggie" Boyce. (1937 census)

Death

He died on 23 Nov 1942 (aged 52–53) and is buried in the Mauston Cemetery, Mauston, Juneau County, Wisconsin, USA; Row 7 E to W , Lot 55. (Headstone Applications, Find a Grave)

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